AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor

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  • 6 Cores & 12 Threads
  • 3.6 Clock Speed
  • 4.2 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • AM4 Socket
  • 16MB L3 Cache
  • 3MB L2 Cache
  • No Integrated Graphics
  • 95W TDP
  • Unlocked Multiplier
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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X overview

  • 1Description

Designed for high multiprocessing performance for games and creators, the Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor from AMD has a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.2 GHz. A member of AMD's 2nd generation of Ryzen processors, this processor features six cores with twelve threads in an AM4 socket with 3MB of L2 cache memory and 16MB of L3 cache memory. Having six cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the twelve threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also has a TDP of 95W.

Graphically, the Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor does not contain any integrated graphics, meaning that users will need to purchase a dedicated graphics card of their choice. It is also unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked past its maximum turbo frequency. However, this is not recommended, as it will cause the processor to run much hotter. This CPU includes a Wraith Spire 95W cooler and is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

AMD Socket AM4 Platform

AM4 Socket
Ready for AMD Ryzen processors, AMD Socket AM4 represents the company's future-proof platform targeting the fast DDR4 memory, PCIe 3.0, and NVMe technologies available, as well as native 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 support and processor-direct SATA and USB connectivity that is configurable for real-world flexibility.

"Zen" Core Architecture

High Performance and Efficiency
AMD's high-performance x86 Core "Zen" architecture helps delivers >52% improvement in instructions per clock cycle over the previous generation AMD core, without increasing power. 2nd Gen Ryzen processors offer even more performance, improved with "Zen+" architecture, delivering a desktop processor on the advanced 12nm process node.
Compute Efficiency by Design
The "Zen" core is a "clean sheet" x86 processor design that's inspiring a generation of high-performance AMD computing products in 2017 and beyond. "Zen" combines high-throughput and low-power design methodologies to create a balanced and versatile architecture right at home in the desktop, laptop, datacenter, and supercomputer.

And now, for 2nd Gen Ryzen desktop processors, the "Zen" architecture has been updated to "Zen+" - a desktop processor on the advanced 12nm process node - offering increased instructions-per-clock performance.
Performance and Efficiency for Next-Gen Applications
Cloud computing, enterprise productivity, immersive visual experiences, gaming, and data security open up new frontiers - and demand more computing performance with improved energy efficiency. AMD engineers designed the "Zen" core to meet those demands with a high-performance execution engine, large caches, and powerful multi-threading capabilities.
"Zen" Microarchitecture Details
"Zen" cores are designed to efficiently use available micro-architectural resources for improved compute performance. Compared to AMD's previous architecture, three-tier cache system and pre-fetch algorithms enable higher throughput in the cache and execution engines.

AMD StoreMI Technology

AMD StoreMI
SSDs are fast, but expensive, and offer minimal capacity. Mechanical hard drives boast large capacity for a low price, but are much slower than an SSD. AMD StoreMI technology "combines" these two types of storage into a single drive and automatically moves the data you access the most to the SSD, so you get the best of both worlds: SSD responsiveness, and mechanical hard disk capacity with its low price. AMD StoreMI is a powerful tool for enthusiasts that want to improve load times, boot times, file management, and system responsiveness. It can help if you:

  • Installed Windows to a hard drive and don't want to re-install everything to get SSD-like performance
  • You have a large library of files across several drives and want it all under one drive letter
  • You wish the hard drive with your games could get you into the match at SSD speeds

    As you add more and faster drives to your system, AMD StoreMI technology automatically pairs your most-used files with the fastest storage for peak performance. You can also use up to 2GB of RAM as a last-level cache for ultra-fast data. If you have an AMD 400-series chipset, you can download AMD StoreMI software for free.
  • AMD SenseMI Technology

    AMD SenseMI
    AMD's SenseMI technology is a set of learning and adapting features that help the AMD Ryzen processor customize its performance to you and your applications, thanks to true machine intelligence (MI).
    Extended Range Frequency 2 (XFR 2)
    Many enthusiasts choose premium cooling in their systems, and 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors can automatically reward that choice with XFR 2. For example, all 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen processors can take advantage of the lower temperatures offered by premium cooling to enable higher multi-core performance.
    Precision Boost 2
    Gracefully raises processor frequencies for snappier performance on any number of CPU cores:
  • The AMD Ryzen processor monitors its own energy consumption and temperature
  • When the processor knows it's running cool and quiet, it can raise clock speeds in precise 25 MHz steps for any application
  • Neural Net Prediction
    A true artificial intelligence inside every AMD Ryzen processor employs an artificial neural network to understand your applications and anticipate the next steps of your workflow in real time. These "powers of prediction" can boost performance by steering your apps and games down more efficient paths inside the processor.
    Pure Power
    A sophisticated grid of smart sensors that monitors CPU temperature, resource usage, and power draw brings cool and quiet operation to your AMD Ryzen processor with intelligent power optimization circuits, plus the low power requirements of an advanced 14nm FinFET manufacturing technology.
    Smart Prefetch
    Sophisticated learning algorithms understand the inner workings of your applications and anticipate what data they might need. Smart Prefetch predictively brings that data into the AMD Ryzen processor for fast and responsive computing.

    AMD Ryzen Master Utility

    AMD Ryzen Master
    Every AMD Ryzen processor is multiplier-unlocked from the factory, so you can personalize performance to your taste. AMD provides the AMD Ryzen Master utility to access this powerful advantage.
    Personalized Performance
    AMD Ryzen Master provides for up to four profiles to store custom clocks and voltage adjustments for both the Ryzen CPU and DDR4 memory. You can park cores and adjust memory timings, too.
    System Monitoring
    Accurate hardware status updates are vital, so AMD Ryzen Master has you covered with both real-time monitoring and a histogram of per-core clock rates and temperature, including average and peak readings.
    UPC: 730143309226
    In the Box
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor
  • AMD Wraith Spire 95W Cooler
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    AMD Ryzen 5 2600X specs

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    CPU Model AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    CPU Socket AM4
    Manufacturing Process 12 nm
    Maximum CPU Configuration 1S
    Unlocked Yes
    Performance
    Number of Cores 6
    Number of Threads 12
    Base Clock Speed 3.6 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 4.2 GHz
    L2 Cache 1 x 3 MB
    L3 Cache 16 MB
    Memory Support
    Memory Support DDR4 2933 MHz
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    Power
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 W
    Thermal Solution Wraith Spire (95 W)
    Technology
    Instruction Set 64-Bit
    Integrated Graphics
    Graphics Chipset None
    AMD
    Performance Technologies SenseMI, XFR 2, Precision Boost 2
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.25"

    AMD Ryzen 5 2600X reviews

    Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost as fast as 2700X Despite the fact that it has only 6 cores vs 8 cores that 2700X has, this CPU has the performance that is very close to that of a significantly more expensive 2700X. PassMark CPU mark with DDR4 2133 is close to 15000, and with DDR4 2900 is close to 16000, while CPU Mark of 2700X is about 18000. This is probably due to the fact that both CPUs have 16 MB of L3 cache. Highly recommend.
    Date published: 2018-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great processor for the price. With intel behind on high-core-count consumer products for so long, this seems like a no-brainer if you want to stay below the coffee lake price point. Runs like a beast even without overclocking it. Should you overclock it, the platform offers plenty of silicon headroom in my experience.
    Date published: 2018-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing value for a mild enthusiast This CPU does everything I need it to do and is an amazing price. It doesn't throttle my GeForce 1060 while gaming and allows me to run multiple Adobe programs at the same time with no slow down. I don't overclock so the stock cooler that comes included is perfect and isn't ugly.
    Date published: 2018-10-23
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