AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is the 2nd-gen entry-level member of the Ryzen 5 family. As always, after the introduction to the market, PC users are wondering about the gaming performance of Ryzen 5 2600. AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is the 2nd-gen entry-level member of the Ryzen 5 family. The company keeps up the competition with Intel successfully for years now. 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs, including Ryzen 5 2600, carry this competition one step forward.
2nd generation Ryzen CPUs came up with significant innovations. The most significant development for this generation is the replacement of 14nm technology with 12nm architecture. This Zen architecture is called Zen + and has additional improvements on the software side and extensions.
It is now like a consecutive AMD win in the CPU market year after year. Of course, Ryzen CPUs have their slight drawbacks but especially for gaming experience with multi-threading, AMD is the boss. With that in mind, we can say the Intel equivalent of Ryzen 5 2600 is the Core-i5 8400. In terms of both price and specifications, those two models are causing confusion among PC users. When you look at the table of Ryzen 5 2600 vs. Core-i5 8400, you instantly notice that Ryzen 5 2600’s thread count. While the Core-i5 8400 has 6 cores and threads, Ryzen 5 2600 comes with 6 cores and 12 threads. Ryzen 5 2600 has additional advantages over Core-i5 8400, especially when it comes to multi-core tasks. Other than that, the cache, CMOS, clock-speed, stock cooling are the parts where AMD has done a better job than the rival.
“Cinebench R15 single-core:
Ryzen 5 2600 = 162
Core-i5 8400= 168
Cinebench R15 multi-core:
Ryzen 5 2600 = 1303
Core-i5 8400= 869”
You see Ryzen 5 2600 falls slightly behind the i5 8400 in single-core tests, yet, since Ryzen 5 2600 has no multiplier lock, after a successful overclocking, it may perform as good as i5 8400 for single-core tasks.
Who Should Buy Ryzen 5 2600
Clearly, AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is designed to become a part of the limited-budget systems. It means you can’t expect it to perform like a gaming titan. It still gives you a decent gaming experience but at some point, for some games, you need to lower the settings. Or for some high-end games, you can’t get a flawless performance. But you can run many popular games smoothly on Ryzen 5 2600, with the help of mid-range GPUs.
AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600 Processor Specifications
- Cpu Cores : 6
- Threads : 12
- Clock Speed : 3.4GHz Up to 3.9GHz
- L1 Cache : 576KB
- L2 Cache : 3MB
- L3 Cache : 16MB
- Unlocked : Yes
- CMOS : 12nm FinFET
- Package : AM4
- PCI Express Version : PCIe 3.0 x16
- Thermal Solution (PIB) : Wraith Stealth
- TDP : Wraith Stealth
- Max Temp. : 65W
- System Memory Spec. : Up to 2933MHz
- System Memory Type : DDR4
- System Memory Channel : 2