Ryzen 5 2600 vs Ryzen 5 4500 benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 5 4500 performs better than the Ryzen 5 2600. 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 and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 4500 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 2600. Also, the Ryzen 5 4500 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. When comparing cache sizes, these CPUs have an identical amount of L2 cache. 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.