IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+18%
197 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
107 EFps Better GTAV EFps.
+10%
97 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +3% 134 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+6%
116 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
130 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+16%
112 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 617,247 user samples
283,822 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
333,425 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 197th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
78.7 %
28 May20|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six ...
9 % FarC5 25%, BFV 11%, Witcher3 4%, Civ6 12%, MetroEx 13%, Sekiro 27%, Wolf2 14% SotTR 2%, Rage2 6%, ACO 7%
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
9 % Hitm2 16%, FarC5 20%, StrangeB 0%, TWarW2 7%, SotTR 18%, ACO 1%, MetroEx 9%, MESoW 7%, Divis2 2%
20 Oct20|Tom's Hardware
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review: Non-X Mar...
9 % Hitm2 17%, FarC5 17%, WarhDoW3 8%, ProjC2 16%, GTAV 12%, Civ6 11%, FinFant15 4%, WoT 11%, Divis2 5% AotS 9%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
79.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts +2% 114 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
230 Pts +4% 222 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
448 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
419 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
630 Pts 715 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+13%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.7 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
87.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts +2% 121 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts +1% 240 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
479 Pts +2% 468 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
704 Pts 784 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 52,775,918 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % Much higher market share.
+53%
0.6 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Much better value.
+36%
75.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
87 % +2% 85 %
Price
Price (score)
$144 Much cheaper.
+56%
$329
Age
Newest
39 Months More recent.
+20%
49 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.2 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
703 Pts 1032 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+47%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
633 Pts 952 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+50%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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. Even though the 2600X 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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