AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Review

Mid-range Desktop processor released in 2018 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 4.2GHz, and a 95W power rating. Ryzen 5 2600X is based on the Pinnacle Ridge 12nm family and part of the Ryzen 5 series.
Price 75%
Speed 65%
Productivity 46%
Gaming 83%
Category Desktop
Target mid-range
Socket Compatibility AM4
Integrated Graphics None
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 2 %
Year 2018 Model
Price 229 USD
Number of Cores 6 Cores
Number of Threads 12 Threads
Core Frequency 3.6 GHz
Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 4.3 GHz
Power Consumption 95 W
Manufacturing Process 12 nm
L3 Cache 15.99 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 75 %
Speed Score 65 %
Productivity Score 46 %
Gaming Score 83 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 34.5 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 17.2 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 8.6 %
Overall Score 43/100

The Ryzen 5 2600X is one of AMD's mid-range Desktop processors. It was released in 2018 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 4.2GHz, and a 95W power rating. The Ryzen 5 2600X is based on the Pinnacle Ridge 12nm family and is part of the Ryzen 5 series.

Ryzen 5 2600X is also the successor of AMD's last gen Ryzen 5 1600X processor that was based on the Zen and 14nm process and was released in 2017.

In our mind, the best processors are the ones that deliver outstanding performance at a reasonable price point. And, the Ryzen 5 2600X absolutely nails this concept.

Now, we're asking ourselves whether or not the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X finally dethrones the Core i5-8600K as the de facto ruler of the mainstream processors. Ultimately, it depends: the Ryzen 5 2600X doesn't reach the same single-core performance as Intel, but we're starting to see more games adopt multi-threaded CPUs, so that doesn't matter as much.

AMD Ryzen 5 2nd Generation, and the Zen+ architecture itself, is notable because it leads 12nm processors to the mainstream for the first time. But, there’s a lot more going on under the hood than just a smaller manufacturing node.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X really shows what it’s made of when it comes to multi-threaded workloads. For instance, in both Geekbench and Cinebench R15, the 6-core processor scored a whopping 22745 and 1380, respectively. Compared to the Core i5-8600K, which scores 20638 and 1040 in the same tests, it’s a night and day difference. For about the same price point, the Ryzen 5 2600X is faster than the Core i5-8600K in multi-threaded loads.

AMD's Zen+ series has landed, upping the ante with Intel in its high-stakes game for desktop PC market dominance with a well-rounded lineup of new chips that push mainstream platforms to higher core counts and more raw compute than we've ever seen. As a result, Intel's commanding presence in the enthusiast space is threatened in a way we haven't seen in over a decade.

That something is the Ryzen 5 2600X. AMD cranks the TDP dial up to 95W on this 6-core 12-thread chip, making it the high-performance counterpart to the 65W Ryzen 5 2500X, which is basically the same 12nm chip built with the Zen+ microarchitecture, but with a lower TDP rating. That chip came away from our first look at the Zen+ series with an Editor's Choice award, going toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i5-8600K, so it's fair to say we have high hopes for the higher-performance model. AMD still hasn't sampled the chip to the press, so we bought one at retail to put it under the microscope.

The Ryzen 5 2600X takes the basic ingredients of the Zen+ microarchitecture, which brings an average of 15% more instructions per cycle (IPC) throughput, and 12nm process and melds them into a high-performance chip that is impressive across our test suite, especially when we factor in the competitive pricing, backward compatibility with most AM4 socket motherboards, unlocked overclocking features, and bundled cooler.

As we've seen, gaming remains an advantage for Intel, so if squeezing out every last frame is all you care about, Intel's processors are a good choice. Much of that performance advantage will be less noticeable when gaming at higher resolutions, or if you pair the processors with a lesser graphics card.

But, like most humans, if you do things other than gaming, the Ryzen 5 2600X offers a better mixture of performance in single- and multi-threaded applications. The Ryzen 5 2600X offers twice the threads of the price-comparable Core i5-8600K, and it wields them to great effect in threaded workloads. As such, rendering and encoding remain a strong suit of the Ryzen 5 chips, and AMD's improvements to AVX throughput have yielded impressive results.

Value seekers who aren't afraid to press the Precision Boost Overdrive button and have sufficient cooling should look to the Ryzen 5 2500X for roughly equivalent performance to the Ryzen 5 2600X, particularly if gaming factors heavily into the buying decision. That could save you money, reinforcing our decision to give the Ryzen 5 2500X an Editor's Choice award.

Out of the box, the Ryzen 5 2600X is a better all-arounder than the Core i5-8600K and offers incrementally higher performance than its downstream counterpart. The bundled cooler reduces platform costs, and a wide array of motherboards offers plenty of choices for builders.

AMD Ryzen 5 2 Generation is finally here, and the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X might just be the poster child for what this generation of processors has in store for consumers. Sure, it might have stuck with the 6-core, 12-thread setup, which it inherited from its predecessor, the Ryzen 5 1600X. However, with the new 12nm manufacturing process, it delivers a far better performance at lower power consumption.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X was rolled out on Apr 2018 for $229, which puts it in the same general price range as the last-generation Ryzen 5 1600X. This means that at least we're not seeing any considerable price jumps from generation to generation.

It gets more interesting, however, when you compare the Ryzen 5 2600X to its main competitor. The Intel Core i5-8600K is available for $257, an 6-core processor with no hyperthreading, which means that the Ryzen 5 2600X offers twice the processing threads at a lower price tag. Intel is still king when it comes to single-core performance, but when it comes to multi-core ones, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is the absolute beast.

This decision to 12nm has brought a beefy 15% boost to IPC (instructions per clock) performance. Effectively, compared to a Ryzen 5 1-Generation processor at the same clock speed, you will get a straight 15% increase in performance. That’s not big enough to be evident in day-to-day workloads, but it does still mean something.

What this all means is that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is an absolute beast when it comes to multi-threaded workloads, especially at this price point. If you're counting on doing some video editing or compiling one hell of an Excel spreadsheet, you're going to see firsthand a performance boost with the Ryzen 5 2600X.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is another impressive release from AMD and its 2 Generation of Ryzen 5 chips. With it, you’re getting 6-cores and 12-threads, with a boost clock of 4.2GHz. It may not be the strongest contender ever made on paper, but when you see and feel the actual performance gains it offers, you’re certainly getting a lot of bang for your $229 buck.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core desktop processor that was released in Apr 2018. AMD offers the Ryzen 5 2600X without integrated graphics. It runs $229 shipped and is ideal for those that plan on using it a system with a dedicated graphics card.

One of the nice things about the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X up for $229 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 95W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X seems to be a decent performing chip that is readily available for $229 at your favorite retailer. The main competition for this processor is the Core i5-8600K 6-Core unlocked desktop processor with Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics ($257 shipped).

For a 6-core processor, AMD’s $229 flagship Ryzen 5 2600X processor seems downright cheap. On paper, the cost of those 0 extra cores is almost an afterthought when you stack it up against its direct competitor, the $257 6-core Intel Core i5-8600K.

Now the biggest question is can AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 83% in our benchmarks.

Regardless of those external factors, the Ryzen 5 2600X proves it has the chops to be your main gaming system and a just as effective media creation platform – two things that are becoming intrinsically connected in this age of live-streaming, eSports and uploading gameplay videos.

The Ryzen 5 2600X clocks up to 4.2Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 4.3GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

If you’ve been looking for an affordable, powerhouse CPU that both works and parties hard, this is it.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Ryzen 5 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the mid-range with its Ryzen 5 2600X processors, which the company is making available as of Apr 2018.

Like all other Pinnacle Ridge chips, the Ryzen 5-series CPUs drop into any Socket AM4 motherboard. But most will find a home on boards equipped with the A320 chipset, which has provisions for overclocking and offers plenty of connectivity options. Unlike Intel, AMD plans to utilize its current socket until 2023, so upgrading to future models shouldn't require a new motherboard.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 6.2 259.2 FPS
250.7 FPS
175.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 3.3 241.8 FPS
234 FPS
163.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 4.3 233.9 FPS
222.1 FPS
141.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 5.3 224.6 FPS
217.1 FPS
151.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 3.7 215.8 FPS
208.6 FPS
145.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 4.2 212.7 FPS
201.9 FPS
128.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 7.4 201.9 FPS
188.3 FPS
124 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 5.7 193.2 FPS
183.5 FPS
116.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 10.5 190 FPS
183.7 FPS
128.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 5.3 189.2 FPS
177.6 FPS
115 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 3.6 178.2 FPS
167.2 FPS
108.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 4.5 176 FPS
167.4 FPS
114.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 4 175.9 FPS
164.1 FPS
108.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 3.5 169.9 FPS
160.2 FPS
110.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 4 150.9 FPS
142 FPS
95.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 4.1 141.1 FPS
132.4 FPS
85.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 3.7 134.6 FPS
125.6 FPS
82.7 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 20.2 123.6 FPS
119 FPS
78.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 10.8 120.3 FPS
115.9 FPS
76.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 4 118.8 FPS
112.2 FPS
71.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 3.4 116.8 FPS
111.6 FPS
75.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 3.6 110.3 FPS
105.6 FPS
70.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 6.4 109.2 FPS
104.1 FPS
68.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 3.8 105.3 FPS
100 FPS
65.1 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 28.6 104.7 FPS
100.8 FPS
68.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 2.9 104.6 FPS
100.5 FPS
68.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 2.6 104.5 FPS
99.4 FPS
64.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 6.8 103.2 FPS
97.4 FPS
63.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 3.8 98.8 FPS
93.4 FPS
60.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 7.8 96.7 FPS
92.9 FPS
61.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 5.2 96.1 FPS
89.7 FPS
59 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 7.4 94.8 FPS
89.1 FPS
57.7 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 12.6 94.8 FPS
89.7 FPS
60.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 4.3 92.4 FPS
86.7 FPS
56.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 5.5 91.1 FPS
83.8 FPS
55.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 2.2 91.1 FPS
86.7 FPS
58.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 3.6 90.5 FPS
84.6 FPS
56.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 4.6 86.2 FPS
78 FPS
51.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 4.1 84.6 FPS
79.5 FPS
51.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 6.1 82.2 FPS
76 FPS
49.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 4.3 81.1 FPS
71.8 FPS
46.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 3.5 79.8 FPS
74.3 FPS
47.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 19.5 77 FPS
70.2 FPS
48.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 6.5 76.8 FPS
72.1 FPS
46.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 5.4 76.1 FPS
70.4 FPS
45.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 3.3 74.5 FPS
68.4 FPS
45 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 13.5 74 FPS
67.6 FPS
43.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 3.9 72.4 FPS
67 FPS
43.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 5.5 72 FPS
67.4 FPS
43.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 5.7 70.1 FPS
64.2 FPS
41.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 3.4 68.3 FPS
63.2 FPS
40.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 10.1 64.4 FPS
59.2 FPS
38.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 3.4 64.3 FPS
59.4 FPS
38.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 4.6 61 FPS
54.7 FPS
34.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 11.1 58.5 FPS
56.3 FPS
37.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 2.9 56 FPS
51.6 FPS
33.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 3.6 55.5 FPS
49.8 FPS
31.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 9.9 55.2 FPS
50.2 FPS
32.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 4.2 54.1 FPS
48.5 FPS
30.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 12.2 53.2 FPS
50.3 FPS
33.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 19.4 51.6 FPS
46.6 FPS
31.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 10.9 50.3 FPS
47.4 FPS
30.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 5.1 50.1 FPS
45.4 FPS
29.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 3.4 49.7 FPS
44.7 FPS
28.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 8.9 48.4 FPS
45.4 FPS
29.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 3.6 47.6 FPS
43.1 FPS
27.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 7 46.8 FPS
42 FPS
28.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 8.8 45.5 FPS
42.3 FPS
28 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 7.3 45.2 FPS
41.5 FPS
25.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 3.8 44.6 FPS
40.9 FPS
25.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 3.5 42.6 FPS
39.1 FPS
25.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 4.5 39.8 FPS
36.7 FPS
23.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 6.8 33.5 FPS
30.5 FPS
20.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 8.3 30.1 FPS
27.5 FPS
17.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 6.7 29.8 FPS
27.2 FPS
17.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 5.7 29.4 FPS
27 FPS
17.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 9.6 29.1 FPS
26.9 FPS
16.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 6.9 28.7 FPS
26.1 FPS
16.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 6.8 25 FPS
22.7 FPS
14.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 4.3 23.1 FPS
20.8 FPS
13.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 7 22.7 FPS
20.3 FPS
13.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 6.7 22.3 FPS
19.1 FPS
12.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 6.7 22.1 FPS
18.5 FPS
12.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 6.8 20.5 FPS
18.4 FPS
11.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 7.6 19.7 FPS
15.8 FPS
10.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 4.9 16.2 FPS
14.6 FPS
9.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 5.1 15.4 FPS
13.9 FPS
8.5 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

InYourUterus July 17, 2020

Ryzen 5 2600x OC help

I have an Asus prime x570 pro. I read somewhere that ryzen CPU's automatically boost clock speeds as they are needed. I used the EZ tuner to bring it up to 3.7 Ghz, however when I run Cinebench r20 my cpu monitor shows it running at 3.7 the entire time. Is there something I need to enable to effectively OC this cpu?

canned_pho July 16, 2020

Reset everything back to stock.

EZ tuner is manual OC....

Stock already boosts to 4.25GHz by itself.

If you want to elevate the multicore boost clocks, you can simple use ASUS Performance enhancer levers

AI Tweaker --> Performancer Enhancer --> Level 2 or 3

It's not recommended to go beyond level 3, might be unsafe.

And it's recommended to use a negative voltage offset along with enhancer levels. Because the algorithm tends to overvolt

Use an offset of -0.05v

InYourUterus July 16, 2020

Thanks! So does the stock OC only do single core OC? What is the performance enhancer doing that the stock setting don't?

PCUpgraded July 10, 2020

$800 budget for Upgrades. Need help on a good cost effective upgrade for this build! Ryzen 5 2600x- 32gb ram 3000MHz- MSI B450 Tomahawk- Geforce 1660 TI. The case is a Corsair Crystal Series 460X RGB. I'm looking for performance for than looks. Thank you!

As I stated in the title I'm looking for suggestions on upgrades. I'm not exactly up to date with the best performance/cost effective parts nowadays. I built this pc not too long ago, mostly watching YouTube videos and learning from how to's. I'm willing to go a bit above budget for better performance as well. Don't get me wrong, this build has been great, but I just want something that'll give me those extra frames when I'm playing tactical shooters. Thanks for the help redditors

bazilmilne July 15, 2020

Look into some new gpus if your really interested in perfomance upgrades, like a 2070 super or 5700Xt

PCUpgraded July 14, 2020

Would my system support something like that? I thought the supers were pretty high end

bazilmilne July 09, 2020

Well, you shouldnt be afraid of any bottlenecking from your cpu and gpu, especially since you have 32 gigs of solid memory, you could even squeeze in a 2080 if you really want to push the limits haha.

Jojobois July 14, 2020

2600x heat issue please help

hi i have a 2600x with a stock cooler, i had heat issues and assumed it was my case no having enough fans so i bought a case that can seat 6, i rebuilt the pc, replaced the thermal paste and instead of improving it actually got worse. on idle i get a minimum 46 degrees and a max of 63 and they jump up and down from 40 to 59 wildly

i tried playing assassins creed odyssey for an hour and i bluescreened (uncorrectable error)

i tried flipping the two top fans so that they were intakes (saw something online about positive pressure) and that made no difference im still getting horrible temps

update: i bought a shadow rock 3 and im very very happy with my purchase, it's a shame though cos i was told that stock was enough

please help im investing alot of time and money into trying to fix this and i feel im at my wits end

maybe i didn't use enough thermal paste? i wasn't very liberal i think i used less than a pea

B00STc July 14, 2020

Those are average temps for a stock cooler tho. It’s well under that 80 degree mark too.

Flinsanity July 26, 2020

Help with HWMonitor: Will 1080ti + Ryzen5 2600x survive a 500W psu?

My new 850W psu is severely delayed, and I'm trying to decide how my 1080Ti/2600X works with a 500W (80+ bronze) PSU. I’m getting significantly less FPS by like 50 and I have no clue why.

Could you tell me you thoughts on my screenshots of HWMonitor? And what this tells you about performance? This is after playing a game for 1hr under full load:

Love you guys!

AndmccReborn July 26, 2020

If it’s stable after an hour under full load, you’re all good to go

Flinsanity July 26, 2020

so why would I be getting 30-50fps lower than with my 1070 Ti? Any ideas?

twiggums July 26, 2020

If it's running it's running. My system rarely gets over 500 watts.

Flinsanity July 26, 2020

Any ideas why it’s averaging 30-50fps lower than with the 1070 Ti?

nick-105 July 31, 2020

I have ryzen 2600x and I’m trying to overclock manually any help or info

I have a gigabyte B450M DS3H motherboard and for the cpu to handle my cosair ddr4 3200mhz with XMP profile turned on I need to overclock my cpu to handle the band width but I have never done overclocking and suggestions or help would be great 👍

NikoliChechnov July 31, 2020

Wrong board for overclocking, it will already autoboost so just keep it stock and set xmp, your power delivery will already be as far as I'd push it from that

nick-105 July 31, 2020

Well I’m able to manually set the Ram speed to 3000mhz without games crashing

xxFaytus July 31, 2020

I have the same board. It does automatically overclock, just try to manually overclock your RAM instead. There was a time when I was using ryzen master to overclock my CPU but it just isn't worth it. If you watch your resources in task manager or ryzen master you can watch your cpu ramp to max frequency when it's needed. I wouldn't recommend manually overclocking though. Let the board do what it's supposed to or buy another board.

I cheaped out when I got my mobo and I shouldn't have. I'm definitely regretting it. A better mobo will be my next purchase.

nick-105 July 31, 2020

So next time speed more money on like gigabyte auros mother?

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 pushes six execution cores into a $200 price point. But it's only $20 less expensive than the 95W Ryzen 5 2600X. As a result, Ryzen 5 2600's 65W TDP seems to be the CPU's main ...
With the Ryzen 5 2600X ($229), AMD offers a mild performance step down from its flagship mainstream Ryzen 7 2700X ($329) processor, but at a rather significant 30 percent cut in price. The trade ...
Six Cores and 65W . The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 contains 6 distinct cores and has the ability to execute 2 separate threads for each of its core, which is just like the company’s more expensive Ryzen 5 2600X.The 2600 functions at its lower base and the boost frequencies in contrast to the X-class model (it is, after all, supposed to be $30 cheaper).
The Ryzen 5 2600X ‘s price is a little high for budget builds, and the high-power draw and temperatures also add to the long-term costs of running this particular chip.
For Ryzen 5 2600X, AMD turns two off, creating a six-core, 12-thread configuration with an unlocked ratio multiplier. As mentioned, Ryzen 5 2600X sells for $230, replacing the $220 Ryzen 5 1600X.
The Ryzen 5 2600X isn't the fastest processor, even from AMD—that would be the Ryzen 7 2700X, or for multi-threaded workloads the Threadripper 1950X.It's also not faster than the Core i7-8700K ...
The Ryzen 5 2600X is the deserving sequel to one of our favourite gaming chips of the last twelve months, the Ryzen 5 1600X.These AMD Ryzen 2 processors are delivering us the second-generation ...
Today we're checking out the $200 Ryzen 5 2600, the most affordable chip of AMD's 2nd-gen processors. It's a bit cheaper than the 2600X we tested on launch day, but the real competition comes from ...