We review the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and R5 2600X in this video, with most testing focused vs. the i5-8600K CPU from Intel.
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Our review of the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU includes gaming benchmarks, streaming benchmarks (Twitch & YT), rendering tests with Blender, and power consumption for the R5 2600 and R5 2600X. We also talk about power consumption while streaming, for a unique metric, and reference previous memory overclocking tests with the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. The R5 2600 and 2600X specs detail 6 cores and 12 threads, with base and boost clocks listed as 3.6GHz and 4.2GHz (2600X), or 3.4GHz and 3.9GHz boost for the 2600.
We primarily focus on the R5 2600 and R5 2600X vs. i5-8600K Intel CPU, with additional tests for the R5 vs. R7 CPUs and R7 2700X vs. i7-8700K tests.
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Host, Editorial: Steve Burke
Testing: Patrick Lathan
Video: Andrew Coleman