IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
253 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+38%
184 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
94 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+9%
86 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
117 EFps +2% 115 EFps
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+17%
105 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
135 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+29%
105 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 245,243 user samples
114,916 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
130,327 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
79.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
118 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
231 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
442 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1041 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+42%
731 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
124 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+27%
244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
617 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
483 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1197 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+48%
810 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,610,001 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.6 % Slightly higher market share.
+8%
1.48 %
Value
Value For Money
84.9 % 95.1 % Slightly better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
158 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
149 %
Price
Price (score)
$486 $145 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
13 Months Much more recent.
+32%
19 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1674 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+64%
1020 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1498 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+57%
955 Pts
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 pure 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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