AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Ryzen 5 2600

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 1600X 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)
1.88
 
1.03
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)
$249
 
$199
Price now
$289
 
$532

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 1600X 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 1600X 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
3.6 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
no data
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 1600X 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)
95 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 2600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
SSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD-V, AES, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1600X 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
42.671 GB/s
 
46.933 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 2600.
Integrated graphics
-
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 2600.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
24
 
20

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 1600X 14.74
Ryzen 5 2600 14.90 +1.1%

Passmark

Ryzen 5 1600X 13081
Ryzen 5 2600 13218 +1%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 1600X 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 1600X

Cheaper ($289.00 USD vs $532.00 USD)
Higher maximum frequency (4000 vs 3900 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3600 vs 3400 MHz)

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2600

1.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (19 April 2018 vs 11 April 2017)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 95 watts)

So, Ryzen 5 1600X or Ryzen 5 2600?

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