AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Performs 10% Better As Compared To Previous Generation 1600

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is one of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 2 chips that we are looking forward to. Here is what you need to know about the performance of the chips as compared to the previous generation 1600.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is one of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 2 chips that we are looking forward to. Having that said we have already looked into the specifications of the processor and you can check it out here. The CPU features 6 cores and 12 threads and hence is great not only for gaming but content creation as well. The CPU has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and can boost to 3.8 GHz.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Performs 10% Better Than 1600

The AMD Ryzen 2 based 2600 is based on the 12nm process, while there are no additional cores or threads as compared to the previous generation model there is an increase in performance by 10%. Having that said you can check out the difference in performance below:

Benchmark AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Difference
Multimedia Integer 389.2 Mpix/s 428.54 Mpix/s 10.1%
Multimedia Long-int 115.72 Mpix/s 127.01 Mpix/s 9.8%
Multimedia Quad-int 3.98 Mpix/s 4.11 Mpix/s 3.3%
Multimedia Single-float 380.97 Mpix/s 411.41 Mpix/s 8%
Multimedia Double-float 217.35 Mpix/s 237.45 Mpix/s 9.2%
Multimedia Quad-float 9.88 Mpix/s 10.78 Mpix/s 9.1%

As you can see their performance increase is there but some people might not think that 10% is a major boost or worth the upgrade. On the other hand, if you have been wanting to switch to AMD Ryzen then this is something worth looking into. You can also check out why now is the time to switch from Intel to AMD.

If you are planning on upgrading then you can rest assured that your existing motherboard will work with these upcoming chips. AM4 platform will remain relevant until 2020 and that is a lot of time. AMD APUs are also coming to laptops as well as AMD Vega Mobile.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600

This is just one of the chips that will be coming out but there will be more SKUs and it will be interesting to see how well these compete with upcoming Intel chips and what kind of performance boost we can expect to see from other variants as compared to the ones that we currently have on the market.

AMD CEO Lisa Su sold almost $1 million worth of AMD Stock and the following is what AMD had to say about the incident.

Lisa’s sales were either part of a pre-arranged stock plan that was put in place on February 8, 2017 or pursuant to an irrevocable sell-to-cover plan for her tax liability when shares vest.

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Let us know what you think about AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these chips.

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