AMD100-100000022BOX
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 156,348 user samples
23,625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
132,723 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
79.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
266 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
230 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
508 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+15%
443 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
833 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+14%
729 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
124 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
279 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
245 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
549 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
484 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
899 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
808 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,361,951 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % 1.23 % Much higher market share.
+34%
Value
Value For Money
94.6 % 100 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % 144 % Much more popular.
+32%
Price
Price (score)
$245 $120 Much cheaper.
+51%
Age
Newest
4 Months Much more recent.
+79%
19 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+42%
12 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz +5% 4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1128 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
1024 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1078 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+13%
954 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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The 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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