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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Ryzen 5 2600

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 1700X with 8-cores against the 3.4 GHz Ryzen 5 2600 with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 2600 and 1700X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
  • Has 2 more physical cores
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Newer - released 1-year and 6-months later
  • Consumes up to 32% less energy than the Ryzen 7 1700X – 65 vs 95 Watt
  • More modern manufacturing process – 12 versus 14 nanometers
  • Around 3.97 GB/s (10%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 3% higher Turbo Boost frequency (3.9 GHz vs 3.8 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
3218
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2253
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
15480
13097
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
6149

Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 5 2600

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released March 2, 2017 September 11, 2018
Launch price 399 USD 199 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Zen Zen+
Socket AM4 AM4
Integrated GPU No No

Performance

Cores 8 6
Threads 16 12
Base Frequency 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 34x
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Power

Transistors 4.8 billions 4.8 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 12 nm
TDP 95 W 65 W
Max. temperature 95°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-2933
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 39.74 GB/s 43.71 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 7 1700X official page AMD Ryzen 5 2600 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 7 1700X?