Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company with its headquarters in California, USA. It is highly regarded for its computer processors and related products in business and technology markets. Following the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas the previous week, AMD announced the release of its new products and several updates to the processor line-ups.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review
Among its new introductions were the 2nd generation Ryzen line of semiconductor chips based on AMD’s 12-nanometer Zen+ architecture. One of them, AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and ASUS x470 Motherboard leaked the news sources with their specifications and features.
Here, the Zen+ architecture is not as same as Zen 2. The company recently announced at the CES, Zen+ will be an optimized version of the Zen architecture and that it improves Zen in multiple dimensions. It further told the sources that Zen 3, a newer version would be built on a 7nm+ process by 2020.
According to the SiSoftware SANDRA Database entry, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU is set to replace its 1st generation counterpart Ryzen 5 1600.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU Specifications
The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 set of CPUs will have 6 physical cores and 12 threads. It can be clocked at 3.4GHz from base to 3.8GHz from boost. Its chip will feature a total cache memory of 19MB comprising of 16MB of L3 cache and 3MB of L2 cache, along with a 65W TDP.
The above-mentioned specifications are no different from its former generation Ryzen 5 chips, just except the clock speeds. Ryzen 5 1600 has a slightly lower clocks of 3.2GHz base clock and a 3.6GHz boost clock. Whereas the Ryzen 5 2600 will have higher clocks based on its design and the architectural optimizations. Also, there is a difference in frequency. With the new 12nm LP process, AMD has accomplished to remove an extra 200 MHz from the part 2 in comparison to part 1.
Besides that, the AMD chip will be plopped into an ASUS Crosshair VII HERO X470 Motherboard that will be based on the AMD’s ASUS X470 chipset and the AM4 socket. The company is yet to give away insider details about X470, since it is only designed for the 2nd generation Ryzen processors, which will offer lower power characteristics and better performance than the previously designed.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU Availability
The Ryzen 5 2600 will be available in April 2018 with enhanced features and developments than the previous Ryzen part 1. Stay tuned to expect more details as the launch gets closer.