AMD talked about AMD Ryzen 2 at CES 2018 and we have got a new leak concerning the first AMD Ryzen 2 chip, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600. The chip features 6 cores and 12 threads. The CPU has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and can boost to 3.8 GHz which is pretty cool. We have already seen the Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 7 2500U that come with AMD Vega graphics.
The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is 200 Hz faster than the Ryzen 5 1600 which is a minor improvement over what the previous generation chip had to offer. You should not expect too much from the AMD Ryzen 2 CPUs as they are based on the same architecture but they will be a bit faster than the previous ones. Other than that the core count should also remain the same especially when talking about the desktop CPUs.
The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 will have a 65 W TDP which is good in theory but we will need to see how much the chip actually draws in order to come to a conclusion regarding the chip so we are holding judgments for now. It is not clear whether or not the clock speeds are final yet as this could be an engineering sample.
It is possible that the final product will have higher clock speeds so do not take these numbers to heart just yet. While these clock speeds are higher than previous generation CPUs, we expect more from AMD in 2018. Be sure to check out how well 2700 performs in Battlefield 1 below:
AMD graphics seem to be pretty powerful as compared to Intel integrated graphics and you can check out how well they perform as compared to Nvidia MX 150 in Rise of the Tombraider here.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and whether or not you would buy a device that is powered by one of these chips.