Another Ryzen 2 leak has surfaced on the web. A Chile based user has posted Ryzen 5 2600 benchmarks ahead of the April 19 launch. The benchmarks show the processor overclocked to 4.0GHz on an X370 motherboard. The new 2600 CPU will be part of AMD’s Ryzen 2000 “Pinnacle Ridge” family based on the 12nm ‘Zen+’ architecture.
Hexa-Core Ryzen 5 2600 benchmarks: Memory Support and Latency Got Better
The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is a 6-core, 12-thread part featuring a base clock of 3.4GHz and a single-core boost of 3.9GHz. The chip packs 19 MB of cache with a rated TDP of 65W. AMD has bundled the CPU with its quiet running Wraith Stealth cooler.
In terms of pricing, the Ryzen 5 2600 will cost just $199. It will compete directly against Intel’s $182 Core i5-8400 Coffee Lake chip which features 6 cores (without hyper-threading) @ 4.0GHz max Turbo Frequency.
The Ryzen 5 2600 was tested on an ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard paired with 16GB of DRR4 memory running at native speeds of 2133 MHz. It’s worth mentioning that AMD Ryzen 2 CPUs will not benefit from the new Precision Boost 2 and Extended Frequency Range (XFR) 2 features on an older 300-series board as they are only supported on the new 400-series platform.
That said, the X370 Taichi is a very capable motherboard and runs the new Ryzen 5 chip with full overclocking support. For those who don’t know, AMD has already mentioned that all of their Ryzen 2000 series CPUs support overclocking and that includes the non-X parts.
Moving to benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 2600 scored 1384 points in Cinebench R15 at 4.0GHz OC and with memory at 3333 MHz. In AIDA64 Cache and Memory benchmark, the chip posted a maximum of 61.0 ns latency for the memory along with 46787 MB/s Read, 46397 MB/s Write and 43877 MB/s Copy speeds. Here, the memory was running at 3466 MHz at CL14 timings.
The user ran Prime95 with CPU clocked at 4.1GHz (1.38125V / LLC LV 3). However, the HWMonitor marked a max of 1.369 that went down to 1.344 on load before crashing. He also OC’d the chip to 4.2GHz at 1.45V, but the system immediately hung up in Prime95.
What we get from these results is that the memory latency has improved, hinting faster memory support could soon come to AMD’s platform. For overclocking though, things are not perfectly stable at the moment so we would recommend you to wait for the final reviews to be sure.