AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Hexa-Core Processor Review

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Benchmarking AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, 3D Rendering Performance

Benchmarking The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

In this review, we will take a look at the work and gaming performance of the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, comparing it to 6 other processors :

Here is a quick comparison of their key specifications

Cores /
Base ClockBoost ClockL2 CacheL3 CacheMemory
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X8 / 163.7 GHz4.3 GHz4 MB16 MBDDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X8 / 163.6 GHz4.0 GHz4 MB16 MBDDR4-2666
Intel Core i7-8700K6 / 123.7 GHz4.7 GHz1.5 MB12 MBDDR4-2666
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X6 / 123.6 GHz4.2 GHz3 MB16 MBDDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X6 / 123.6 GHz4.0 GHz3 MB16 MBDDR4-2666
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G4 / 83.6 GHz3.9 GHz2 MB4 MBDDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G4 / 43.5 GHz3.7 GHz2 MB4 MBDDR4-2933

Here are the specifications of the Intel and AMD testbeds we used.

Intel TestbedAMD Testbeds
MotherboardASUS ROG Strix Z370-F-GamingGIGABYTE X470 AORUS Gaming-7 WiFi
ASRock AB350 Gaming K4
Memory SpeedCorsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-2666 (4 GB x 2)
G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (4 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-2666 (4 GB x 2)
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
(GeForce 391.35)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
(GeForce 391.35)
StorageWestern Digital Black²Western Digital Black²
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Note : The motherboard BIOSes were all updated, and so was Windows 10, to ensure that all Spectre and Meltdown mitigations are in effect.


3D Rendering Speed – CINEBENCH R15

CINEBENCH R15 is a real-world 3D rendering benchmark based on the MAXON Cinema 4D animation software. This is a great way to accurately determine the actual performance of a processor in 3D content creation.

CINEBENCH R15 Single Core

This Single Core test is not reflective of real world performance, but it is useful to find out the performance of the individual core.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Cinebench results

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (Price Check) only has a 200 MHz (5%) boost clock advantage over the  Ryzen 7 1800X (Price Check) and Ryzen 5 1600X (Price Check) processors, but you can see that it is 9.2% faster than both first-generation Ryzen processors.

What this means is that the internal improvements made to the 2nd Gen Ryzen processors almost double the boost clock advantage in this test. Otherwise, it would have scored only 160 cb.

CINEBENCH R15 Multi Core

The Multi-Core test shows the processor’s real-world 3D rendering performance.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Cinebench results

With all 6 cores firing, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (Price Check) is almost 10% faster than the Ryzen 5 1600X (Price Check). This performance advantage can be attributed to XFR 2 and the internal improvements in the Zen+ microarchitecture.

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Multi-Threading Boost

This is not a CINEBENCH benchmark result. The Multi-Threading Boost is our calculation of the performance boost that the processor’s Multi-Threading capability provides. It is based on the MP Ratio and the number of physical cores.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Cinebench results

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (Price Check) has the highest MT boost, with a slight 2% advantage over the Ryzen 5 1600X (Price Check).

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