Intel
$281
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
 $281 

2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 341,779 user samples
34,437 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 39% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 16% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 16% Great: 39%
SPEED RANK: 671st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
307,342 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 94th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
32.6 % 74.8 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+129%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
60.7 Pts 110 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+81%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 216 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+112%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts 417 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+173%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 691 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+346%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
75.5 Pts 118 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+56%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 236 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+84%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 465 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+160%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 764 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+327%
Market Share
Based on 23,839,603 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 2.88 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,820%
Value
Value For Money
32.5 % 96 % Hugely better value.
+195%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 144 % Hugely more popular.
+177%
Price
Price (score)
$281 $112 Much cheaper.
+60%
Age
Newest
76 Months 21 Months Much more recent.
+72%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
15 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+77%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
1.6 GHz 3.4 GHz Hugely faster base frequency.
+112%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.6 GHz 3.9 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+50%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 997 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+457%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 899 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+476%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1168 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 None
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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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