AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Geekbench shows ~15% Boost Over Last Gen

AMD Ryzen Gen 2 CPUs launch

AMD has promised to deliver 10% increase in performance with its new 12nm LP die shrink alone. Well, they just may have gotten it, or more. The 2nd Gen Ryzen 5 2600 Geekbench scores have leaked online, which showcase the chip outperforming the predecessor in both single and multi-core performance by a significant margin.

Ryzen 5 2600 Geekbench Scores Leaked – More Than 15% Faster Than Ryzen 5 1600

For those who don’t know, the Ryzen 5 2600 is part of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 2000 “Pinnacle Ridge” family, based on the new Zen+ CPU core. The chip is codenamed AMD Ryzen: ZD2600BBM68AF_38/34_Y, and is set to succeed the current generation Ryzen 5 1600.

Like the predecessor, the Ryzen 5 2600 sports 6 cores and 12 threads, but it runs at a higher base clock of 3.4GHz and boost clock of 3.8GHz. That’s an extra 200MHz offered by the second-gen Ryzen thanks to the new 12nm process node. Other specs remain the same, including the 16 MB of L3 and 3 MB of L2 cache, along with a TDP rating of 65 watts.

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The Ryzen 5 2600 Geekbench benchmark listing shows the processor being tested on the AMD Myrtle platform with 16 GB of DDR4 memory on Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) OS. The AMD Myrtle is an in-house Ryzen test platform that was spotted in various online listings for the first-gen Ryzen processors.

Ryzen 5 2600 Geekbench performance

As you can see in the above benchmark, the Ryzen 5 2600 had a very respectable single-threaded score of 4269, and a multi-threaded score of 20102. We know that these Geekbench scores can range by quite a large margin with very similar specs, but from what I see, we should be looking at around 10-15% increase in single and multi-threaded performance over the Ryzen 5 1600.

With that said, these scores are not to be considered final. It is possible that the chip could be an engineering sample and the retail model may offer higher clock speeds. So we could easily be talking around a 15% increase in performance, or more.

No matter how you look at it though, this is an exciting prospect. While a 15% boost in overall performance won’t make AMD a king of gaming, it’ll definitely have its place in the competitive world of desktop CPUs.

The Ryzen Gen 2 family will feature a full range of 4, 6 and 8 core processors under the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 series. The processors will hit the market in April, alongside a new roster of X470 series motherboards.