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Highest Multiprocessing Performance in Its Class for Serious Gamers and Promising Creators1

Higher performance. Incredible technology. Intelligent Ryzen™ processors just got even smarter.2

THE 2ND GEN RYZEN™ ADVANTAGE

RYZEN™ 5 2600X Processor

The Highest Multiprocessing Performance in its Class*

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X chart

Wraith Spire

The AMD Wraith Spire Cooler

AMD bundles the Wraith Spire cooler with the 2nd Gen Ryzen™ 5 2600X processor, featuring excellent thermal performance.

AM4

AMD Ryzen™ Ready Socket AM4 Platform

AMD’s future-proof mainstream computing platform, updated with the new X470 and B450 chipsets.3

Technologies

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AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600X

Specifications
# of CPU Cores
6
# of Threads
12
Base Clock
3.6GHz
Max Boost Clock
4.2GHz
Total L1 Cache
576KB
Total L2 Cache
3MB
Total L3 Cache
16MB
Unlocked
Yes
CMOS
12nm FinFET
Package
AM4
PCI Express Version
PCIe 3.0 x16
Thermal Solution
Wraith Spire
Default TDP / TDP
95W
Max Temps
95°C
Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition
RHEL x86 64-Bit
Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
*Operating System (OS) support will vary by manufacturer.
System Memory
System Memory Specification
2933MHz
System Memory Type
DDR4
Memory Channels
2
Key Features
AMD StoreMI Technology
AMD SenseMI Technology
AMD Ryzen™ Master Utility
AMD Ryzen™ VR-Ready Premium
Foundation
AMD Ryzen™ Processors
AMD Ryzen™ 5 Desktop Processors
Platform
Desktop
OPN PIB
YD260XBCAFBOX
Launch Date
04/19/2018
Footnotes

‡ AMD SenseMI technology features vary by model. For specific capabilities of different processor models, please visit www.amd.com/ryzenspecs. If your system is pre-built, contact your manufacturer for additional information.

§ AMD product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware

* RZ2-2: Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 3/02/2018 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. AMD System Config: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, ‘Turpan’ reference motherboard, 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-3200, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card, Graphics driver 390.77, and a Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD using the Windows 10 RS3 operating system. Intel System Config: Intel Core i7-8700K, Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming5 motherboard, 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-3200, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card, Graphics driver 390.77, and a Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD using the Windows 10 RS3 operating system. Multiprocessing performance represented by Cinebench R15 nT multiprocessing performance. Processor class is defined here by competing price points between MSRP $380 and $220 USD. Suggested pricing found at ark.intel.com and amd.com. The Ryzen 7 2700X achieved a score of 1807 (1807/1405= up to 29% faster than the Core i7-8700K), while the Core i7-8700K (MSRP $370) achieved a score of 1405 (1405/1807= up to 78% as fast, or up to 22% slower than the Ryzen 7 2700X). The Ryzen 7 2700 (MSRP $299) achieved a score of 1569 (1569/1392=up to 12% faster than the Core i7-8700), while the Core i7-8700 (MSRP $370) achieved a score of 1392 (1392/1569= up to 89% as fast, or up to 11% slower than the Ryzen 7 2700). The Ryzen 5 2600X (MSRP $249) achieved a score of 1380 (1380/1029= up to 34% faster than the Core i5-8600K), while the Core i5-8600K (MSRP $258) achieved a score of 1029 (1029/1380= up to 75% as fast, or up to 25% slower than the Ryzen 5 2600X). The Ryzen 5 2600 (MSRP $249) achieved a score of 1297 (1297/1024= up to 26% faster than the Core i5-8600), while the Core i5-8600 (MSRP $258) achieved a score of 1026 (1024/1297= up to 79% as fast, or up to 21% slower than the Ryzen 5 2600). RZ2-2

RZ2-5 As measured by AMD Performance Labs on 03/12/2018. Application Scores (AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs. Intel Core i5-8600K): Cinebench R15 (“3D Rendering”): 1373 v. 1020 (1373/1020=134%, or) or 34% faster; Blender 2.79 (“3D rendering”): 29.40 seconds vs. 35.28 seconds (29.4/35.28=83% as much time to render, or) or 17% faster; Handbrake 1.0.7 (“video encoding”): 662 seconds vs. 785 seconds (662/785=84% as much time to render, or) 16% faster; TrueCrypt 1GB AES (“file encryption”): 8.3 vs. 5.5 (8.3/5.5=150% as fast, or) 50% faster; POVRay 3.7 nT (“raytracing”): 2799 vs. 2506 (2799/2506=112% as fast, or) 12% faster; Nicehash miner (“Blockchain Mining”), 475 H/s vs. 200 H/s (475/200=2.34% as fast, or) 134% faster; 7-Zip (“File Compression”), 36374 MIPS vs 28142 MIPS (36374/28142=129% as fast, or) 29% faster. Average of all “content creation” percentages (Cinebench, Blender, Handbrake, POVRay=34%,17%,16%,12%): 20% higher performance for AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600X. Test configuration: Reference Motherboard + AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600X, Gigabyte AORUS Z370 + Core i5-8600K, GeForce GTX 1080 (driver 390.77), 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 (14-14-14-36), Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS3), Samsung 850 Pro SSD. Performance may vary with different drivers and system configurations. RZ2-5

RZ2-9 As measured by AMD Performance Labs on 03/14/2018. All games tested at 2560x1440 resolution with the in-game “High” image quality presets. Results ordered in AMD vs. Intel (Relative%): Grand Theft Auto™ V: 98 vs. 104 (-5%); Metro: Last Light™ Redux: 161 vs. 141 (+14%); Ashes of the Singularity™: 89 vs. 90 (-2%); Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™: 72 vs. 72 (Tie); Sid Meier's Civilization® VI: 93 vs. 102 (-9%); F1® 2017: 138 vs. 140 (-1%); Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™: 86 vs. 86 (Tie); HITMAN® (2016): 88 vs. 90 (-2%); Overwatch™: 130 vs. 136 (-4%); The Witcher™ 3: 84 vs. 86 (-1%); Tom Clancy's The Division™: 94 vs. 96 (-2%); Rise of the Tomb Raider™: 113 vs. 115 (-2%); Average of all percentages: -1%. Test configuration: Reference Motherboard + AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600X, Gigabyte AORUS Z370 + Core i5-8600K, GeForce GTX 1080 (driver 390.77), 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 (14-14-14-36), Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS3), Samsung 850 Pro SSD. Performance may vary with different drivers and system configurations. RZ2-9

  1. Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 3/02/2018 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. AMD System Config:  AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, ‘Turpan’ reference motherboard, 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-3200, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card, Graphics driver 390.77, and a Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD using the Windows 10 RS3 operating system. Intel System Config:  Intel Core i7-8700K, Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming5 motherboard, 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-3200, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card, Graphics driver 390.77, and a Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD using the Windows 10 RS3 operating system. Multiprocessing performance represented by Cinebench R15 nT multiprocessing performance. Processor class is defined here by competing price points between MSRP $380 and $220 USD.  Suggested pricing found at ark.intel.com and amd.com. The Ryzen 7 2700X  achieved a score of 1837 (1837/1397= up to 36% faster than the Core i7-8700K), while the Core i7-8700K (MSRP $370) achieved a score of 1397 (1397/1837= up to 76% as fast, or up to 24% slower than the Ryzen 7 2700X). The Ryzen 7 2700 (MSRP $299) achieved a score of 1577 (1577/1397=up to 13% faster than the Core i7-8700K), while the Core i7-8700K (MSRP $370) achieved a score of 1397 (1397/1577= up to 89% as fast, or up to 11% slower than the Ryzen 7 2700). The Ryzen 5 2600X (MSRP $249) achieved a score of 1373 (1373/1020= up to 35% faster than the Core i5-8600K), while the Core i5-8600K (MSRP $258) achieved a score of 1020 (1020/1373= up to 74% as fast, or up to 26% slower than the Ryzen 5 2600X). The Ryzen 5 2600 (MSRP $249) achieved a score of 1311 (1311/1020= up to 29% faster than the Core i5-8600K), while the Core i5-8600K (MSRP $258) achieved a score of 1020 (1020/1311= up to 78% as fast, or up to  22% slower than the Ryzen 5 2600).  RZ2-2
  2. Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 3/02/2018 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen System Config:  AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, ‘Turpan’ reference motherboard, 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-3200, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card, Graphics driver 390.77, and a Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD using the Windows 10 RS3 operating system. AMD Ryzen System Config:   AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, 1700, Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 5 1600 X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium motherboard, 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-3200, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card, Graphics driver 390.77, and a Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD using the Windows 10 RS3 operating system. Multiprocessing performance represented by Cinebench R15 nT multiprocessing performance. Each processor achieved the following scores: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, 1837; AMD Ryzen 7 2700, 1577; AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, 1373; AMD Ryzen 5 2600, 1311; AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1628; AMD Ryzen 7 1700, 1411; AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, 1250; AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 1153. The Ryzen 7 2700X achieved a score of 1837 (1837/1628= up to 13% faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X).  The Ryzen 7 2700 achieved a score of 1577 (1577/1411=up to 12% faster than the Ryzen 7 1700).  The Ryzen 5 2600X achieved a score of 1373 (1373/1250= up to 10% faster than the Ryzen 5 1600X).  The Ryzen 5 2600 achieved a score of 1311 (1311/1153= up to 14% faster than the Ryzen 5 1600). RZ2-3
  3. Statement of “future-proof” refers to support of current and upcoming technology standards including 14nm FinFET process technology, DirectX®12 and Vulkan™ API support, new I/O technology including DDR4, USB 3.1 Gen 2, and NVMe, and experiences such as VR. “Future-proof” statement is not meant to serve as a warranty or indicate that users will never have to upgrade their graphics technology again. Support of current and upcoming technology standards described above has the potential to reduce frequency of CPU upgrades for some users. GD-104