IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+42%
197 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps Better GTAV EFps.
+13%
97 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +3% 134 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+16%
116 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+19%
112 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 303,506 user samples
132,254 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1239
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
171,252 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 99th / 1239
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.8 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
81.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
82.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
228 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
439 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
765 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
723 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
90.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
123 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+27%
244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
481 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
902 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
801 Pts
Market Share
Based on 28,568,575 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.26 % Higher market share.
+21%
1.04 %
Value
Value For Money
105 % Better value.
+16%
90.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
206 % More popular.
+27%
162 %
Price
Price (score)
$199 $193 +3%
Age
Newest
19 Months More recent.
+24%
25 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 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
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
899 Pts 1016 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+13%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
770 Pts 949 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+23%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 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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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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