IntelBX80623I72600
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 270,465 user samples
81,106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 44% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Poor: 44% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 236th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
189,359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
54.3 % 73.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+36%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.5 Pts 111 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
176 Pts 218 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 421 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+37%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts 694 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+57%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts 904 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+103%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 119 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
194 Pts 236 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+22%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 471 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts 778 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+59%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts 1006 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+104%
Market Share
Based on 19,361,331 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.54 % 3.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+470%
Value
Value For Money
53.6 % 90.2 % Much better value.
+68%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 104 % Much more popular.
+70%
Price
Price (score)
$292 $133 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
103 Months 15 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+62%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz +3%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 2000 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 money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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