AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Ryzen 5 2600

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
52.13
 
54.94
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Zen
 
Zen+
Release date
11 April 2017
 
19 April 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$219
 
$199
Price now
$124
 
$125

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
6
Number of threads
12
 
12
Base frequency
3.2 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
3 MB
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
16 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
192 mm2
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
4,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
AM4
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
39.74 GB/s
 
43.71 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
20

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 1600 15.41
Ryzen 5 2600 16.37 +6.2%

3DMark06 CPU

Ryzen 5 1600 8244
Ryzen 5 2600 9290 +12.7%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 1600 4538
Ryzen 5 2600 4726 +4.1%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 1600 25970
Ryzen 5 2600 28173 +8.5%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 1600 2
Ryzen 5 2600 2 +6.7%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 1600 13
Ryzen 5 2600 14 +8.7%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 1600 147
Ryzen 5 2600 159 +8.2%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 1600 1129
Ryzen 5 2600 1270 +12.5%

wPrime 32

Ryzen 5 1600 7
Ryzen 5 2600 6 +24.5%

WinRAR 4.0

Ryzen 5 1600 3430
Ryzen 5 2600 4517 +31.7%

x264 encoding pass 1

Ryzen 5 1600 177
Ryzen 5 2600 205 +15.8%

x264 encoding pass 2

Ryzen 5 1600 69
Ryzen 5 2600 75 +8.7%

TrueCrypt AES

Ryzen 5 1600 6
Ryzen 5 2600 8 +33.3%

Passmark

Ryzen 5 1600 12528
Ryzen 5 2600 13304 +6.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 2600 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 1600

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 1600 over AMD Ryzen 5 2600.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2600

6.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (19 April 2018 vs 11 April 2017)
Cheaper ($199 vs $219)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

So, Ryzen 5 1600 or Ryzen 5 2600?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and AMD Ryzen 5 2600. The differences in performance seem too small.
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