AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 265.00
$ 255.93
$ 9.07 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

44 %
76 %
72% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

60 %
91 %
51% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

38 %
71 %
86% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

37 %
69 %
86% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

5232
10294
96% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

963
1667
73% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

5718
11342
98% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
8
33% slightly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
16
33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.4 GHz
3.8 GHz
11% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3.9 GHz
4.7 GHz
20% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
61% significantly lower TDP
105 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

576 KiB
12% slightly more L1 cache
512 KiB

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
32 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

251st of 1,219
56th of 1,219

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 7 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2018
May 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
Yes

Ryzen 5 2600 vs Ryzen 7 5800X comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 5800X 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.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 7 5800X has slightly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Ryzen 5 2600 has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 2600. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 7 5800X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 2600. Also, the Ryzen 7 5800X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 2600 CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 7 5800X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. 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 7 5800X has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 5 2600. The Ryzen 7 5800X 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.

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