Ryzen 5 2600 vs Core i5-8600 specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-8600 beats the Ryzen 5 2600 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 2600 in all gaming tests too.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Ryzen 5 2600 has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 2600 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-8600. Despite this, the Core i5-8600 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 cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has significantly more L2 cache than the Core i5-8600. The Ryzen 5 2600 also has significantly more L3 cache.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.