The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X was a very impressive processor when it first launched. Now, AMD has just introduced its successor – the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X. How fast is it? What exactly does it offer over its predecessor? Find out in our review of this new 2nd Gen Ryzen processor!
AMD Pinnacle Ridge
Codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors are based on an improved Zen microarchitecture, what AMD calls the AMD Zen+ microarchitecture. In addition, they’re fabricated on the 12 nm LP process technology.
AMD categorise them as part of the AMD Ryzen 2000 Series. This may be a little confusing since the AMD Raven Ridge APUs are also in the same series, even though they are based on the first-generation Ryzen processors, and fabricated on the original 14 nm process.
The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Specifications Compared
|Specifications||Ryzen 7 2700X||Ryzen 7 2700||Ryzen 5 2600X||Ryzen 5 2600||Ryzen 5 2400G||Ryzen 3 2200G|
|Code Name||Pinnacle Ridge||Pinnacle Ridge||Pinnacle Ridge||Pinnacle Ridge||Raven Ridge||Raven Ridge|
|Process Technology||12 nm FinFET||12 nm FinFET||12 nm FinFET||12 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET|
|Cores / Threads||8 / 16||8 / 16||6 / 12||6 / 12||4 / 8||4 / 4|
|Base Clock||3.7 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.4 GHz||3.60 GHz||3.50 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.3 GHz||4.1 GHz||4.2 GHz||3.9 GHz||3.90 GHz||3.70 GHz|
|L2 Cache||4 MB||4 MB||3 MB||3 MB||2 MB||2 MB|
|L3 Cache||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||4 MB||4 MB|
|Integrated GPU||None||None||None||None||Radeon RX Vega 11||Radeon Vega 8|
|Max. DDR4 Speed||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933||DDR4-2933|
|TDP||105 W||65 W||95 W||65 W||65 W||65 W|
|Bundled Cooler||Wraith Prism||Wraith Spire (LED)||Wraith Spire||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Stealth|
|Launch Price||US$ 329||US$ 299||US$ 229||US$ 199||US$ 169||US$ 99|
Unboxing The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Here is what you will find inside the box :
- The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X CPU and case badge
- The AMD Wraith Spire cooler
- An AMD CPU installation guide, and certificate of authenticity