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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 in the test

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Rian Voss

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Conclusion from 06/18/2018

The six-core AMD Ryzen 5 2600 achieved a great price-performance ratio in the test and can convince in the mid-range price segment. The processor is more than suitable for both gaming PCs and work computers. But if you own the predecessor, you don't have to upgrade - the increase in performance is not big enough for that. You can see the comparable Ryzen 5 2600X in the video.

good performance
reasonable price
Hardly worth an upgrade

From 117.90 €: Find the best price for AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Test evaluations from the CHIP test center (As of 06/18/2018)

  • CHIP rating: Satisfactory (2.8)
  • Price estimateVery cheap (1.2)
  • Pricefrom € 117.90
The test result is derived from: Ranking of the best lists: 18/92 Show complete test data

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 in the test: Great price

Fresh food for the AM4 platform: With this year's upgrade, AMD is upgrading the microarchitecture of the Ryzen processors from Zen to Zen +. The interface of the new processors remains the same. If you have any Ryzen mainboard with an AM4 socket, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 will also fit on the old socket. The hexacore with twelve threads costs a fair 180 euros and offers a boost clock of 3.7 GHz and a standard clock of 3.0 GHz.
The CPU with a required cooling capacity of 65 watts holds up well against direct competitors from Intel in benchmark tests. Although the R5 is significantly behind the Intel Core i7-8700K (6 cores), it beats the similarly priced i5-8400 (6 cores) and the much more expensive i7-7700K (4 cores). If you already have an old-generation Ryzen 5, you don't have to bring this processor into your house, because the improvement from R5 1600 to R5 2600 is in the single-digit percentage range. A Ryzen 7 2700X is more worthwhile here.
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StoreMI feature only via X470

Thanks to the compatibility of the AM4 platform, you can use A300 to X370 mainboards with the Ryzen 5 2600 - as long as a current BIOS is installed. The multiplier is activated for both the B350 and the X370 chipset, so you can overclock to your heart's content. Expensive X470 boards also have a cool feature with StoreMI: You can virtually merge an SSD and a hard drive to create a fast hybrid drive with plenty of storage space.

Desktop processors put to the test

  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

  • Intel Core i9-10900KF

Intel Core i5-8400 (2.8 GHz) socket 1151

Also a six-core, but only with six threads running in parallel. The Intel Core i5-8400 is a little cheaper than the R5 2600 at around 165 euros (for a price comparison). Thanks to the integrated graphics unit, the CPU is ideal for inexpensive, yet powerful work computers.

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (3.7 GHz) Socket AM4

Our current number 1 mainstream CPU costs around 315 euros (for a price comparison). At this price you get an eight-core with 16 threads and a boost clock of 4.35 GHz with the AMD R7 2700X. The package also includes a brightly colored RGB fan.

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