Ryzen 5 2600 vs Core i5-7500 comparison
In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 2600 beats the Core i5-7500 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-7500 in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600 has significantly more cores than the Core i5-7500. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i5-7500. It also has more threads than the Core i5-7500. According to our data, the Ryzen 5 2600 and Core i5-7500 have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 2600 has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 5 2600 has more L2 cache than the Core i5-7500. The Ryzen 5 2600 also has significantly more L3 cache.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.