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CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor

(304 Ratings, 4.9 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

AMD

Part #

YD2600BBAFBOX

Manufacturer

AMD

Core Count

6

Core Clock

3.4 GHz

Boost Clock

3.9 GHz

TDP

65 W

Series

AMD Ryzen 5

Microarchitecture

Zen+

Core Family

Pinnacle Ridge

Socket

AM4

Integrated Graphics

None

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

L1 Cache

  • 6 x 64 kB Instruction
  • 6 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

6 x 512 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 15.99 MB

Lithography

12 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    NewVoid
    • 156 points
    • 15 months ago

    from completed build HYPERCELL. Machine of the Future

    The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is a great multi core CPU that handles tasks with a breeze. I have successfully overclocked the CPU to 4.025 Ghz from 3.4Ghz and it is running stable.

    Dacmyth
    • 142 points
    • 8 months ago

    What a great value chip! I love it. I think I also won the silicon lottery. Running stable at 4.2Ghz with 1.38V, ~40C idle and ~70C under loads. Further and longer duration testing required to determine absolute stability but stable right now. Running with a DR Pro4 cooler.

    lh768
    • 82 points
    • 7 months ago

    Two words - Great value. Pair it with most modern GPU's on most resolutions, and you'll have a good time gaming and if you wanted to - streaming with 6 cores and 12 threads. The good thing about going Ryzen at this point of time is that you have the ability to upgrade to Ryzen 3000, which is looking promising.

    matthewle
    • 69 points
    • 6 months ago

    from completed build First PC Build for $1000

    Great price to performance cpu. No problems with it so far

    Wambulance
    • 62 points
    • 17 months ago

    Pros:

    • 6 cores / 12 threads
    • Comes with heatsink + fan
    • Excellent non-gaming performance vs. i7-8700k
    • MUCH lower cost than the i7-8700k

    Cons:

    • Overall, much lower clock frequency vs the i7-8700k (and noticeably behind in gaming performance vs coffee lake)
    • Not much savings from the Ryzen 5 2600x and the 2600x has a much better heatsink/fan.

    I'm giving this processor 4 out of 5 stars mainly due to the 2600x being the better value here.

    CuyMasterGaming
    • 61 points
    • 11 months ago

    This processor is amazing at basically amazing at everything and overclocks really well.

    PhatChickenz
    • 42 points
    • 10 months ago

    from completed build The White Sapphire

    The Ryzen 5 2600 is a great CPU, and i went with it because it was the best CPU for $160 that came with a stock cooler. The CPU works great but unfortunately I think I lost the silicon lottery because my benchmark scores are well below average. On stock settings I got around an 1100 on Cinebench and Userbenchmark put my CPU in the 20th percentile. So I decided to try some overclocking to see if I could get my scored a little higher. I downloaded Ryzen Master to test my overclocks before went into the bios, and this is where something strange is happening. On Ryzen Master I got my CPU to run stable at 3.9 GHz with 1.3v which gave me a 1343 score in Cinebench. However, when I go into the bios and change my core clockspeed and voltage to 3.9 GHz with 1.3v it doesn't really work. The bios apply the overclock and it shows it in task manager, but when I run Cinebench the clockspeed drops to 3.625 GHz and stays there. When I checked Ryzen Master to see what was going on I saw that the PPT(CPU), TDC (CPU), and EDC (CPU) all hit 100% and then the CPU underclocked itself. I tried dropping the overclock to 3.8 GHz and 3.7 GHz while also dropping the voltage, and the only combo that I could get it to not hit 100% was at 3.7 GHz with 1.2v. Now my Cinebench score is around a 1240 which is more inline with stock 2600's. If anyone knows what is going on and could help me I would appreciate it.

    Pizza_on_Pineapple
    • 37 points
    • 10 months ago

    from completed build My Cyberpunk 2077 themed Rig

    The Ryzen 5 2600 is a great CPU for gaming for an excellent price.

    Tuskeyemer
    • 37 points
    • 10 months ago

    Hats off to AMD for this cpu man, so much performance from so little cost. I guess they needed to redeem themselves after the FX line so they made this wonderful cpu

    sashimilu
    • 34 points
    • 13 months ago

    from completed build Aluneth - Purple Meshify Build

    Recommended by a friendly user on r/buildapc and overall I'm very pleased with it. Overclocked to 3.9GHz at 1.3V.

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