AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700E

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

53 %
69 %
30% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

72 %
12% slightly better gaming score
64 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

47 %
72 %
53% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

46 %
74 %
60% significantly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
21% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
45 W
44% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

576 KiB
768 KiB
33% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
4 MiB
33% slightly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
16 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

297th of 1,326
165th of 1,326


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 7 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2018
September 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 5 2600 vs Ryzen 7 2700E comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 7 2700E performs better than the Ryzen 5 2600. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 2600 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 7 2700E has slightly more cores than the Ryzen 5 2600. Indeed the Ryzen 7 2700E has 6 compared to 8 found in the Ryzen 5 2600. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 2600. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 7 2700E. The Ryzen 7 2700E outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 2600 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. 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 7 2700E has slightly more L2 cache than the Ryzen 5 2600. However, both these chips have the same amount of L3 cache.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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