Designed for high multiprocessing performance for games and creators, the Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor from AMD has a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.2 GHz. A member of AMD's 2nd generation of Ryzen processors, this processor features six cores with twelve threads in an AM4 socket with 3MB of L2 cache memory and 16MB of L3 cache memory. Having six cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the twelve threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also has a TDP of 95W.
Graphically, the Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor does not contain any integrated graphics, meaning that users will need to purchase a dedicated graphics card of their choice. It is also unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked past its maximum turbo frequency. However, this is not recommended, as it will cause the processor to run much hotter. This CPU includes a Wraith Spire 95W cooler and is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.
AMD VR Ready Processors
AMD Ryzen VR Ready Premium
AMD Socket AM4 Platform
"Zen" Core Architecture
High Performance and Efficiency
Compute Efficiency by Design
And now, for 2nd Gen Ryzen desktop processors, the "Zen" architecture has been updated to "Zen+" - a desktop processor on the advanced 12nm process node - offering increased instructions-per-clock performance.
Performance and Efficiency for Next-Gen Applications
"Zen" Microarchitecture Details
AMD StoreMI Technology
- Installed Windows to a hard drive and don't want to re-install everything to get SSD-like performance
- You have a large library of files across several drives and want it all under one drive letter
- You wish the hard drive with your games could get you into the match at SSD speeds
As you add more and faster drives to your system, AMD StoreMI technology automatically pairs your most-used files with the fastest storage for peak performance. You can also use up to 2GB of RAM as a last-level cache for ultra-fast data. If you have an AMD 400-series chipset, you can download AMD StoreMI software for free.
AMD SenseMI Technology
Extended Range Frequency 2 (XFR 2)
Precision Boost 2
- The AMD Ryzen processor monitors its own energy consumption and temperature
- When the processor knows it's running cool and quiet, it can raise clock speeds in precise 25 MHz steps for any application