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.