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SubNauticaWaterWorld47 5 months ago

Why is the 2600x over 40$ more than a 2600? From my understanding the R5 2600x is simply a binned 2600 with a slightly better cooler.

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gorkti200 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

It is my understanding that XFR2 works better on the Zen+ X chips due to the increased thermal limits. Basically just put a good cooler on it and let it overclock itself.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

If you overclock the 2600 you can get it to perform almost identical to the 2600X. So the $40 premium is only worth it if you don't want to be bother by overclocking, and want the better cooler.

Gilroar 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

AMD binned the 2600 so that it will never reach the performance of a 2600X.

On stock cooling you may get an all core overclock to single cores boost maybe a little higher, even with a golden chip for voltage the architecture limits will hold you back with aftermarket cooling.

AMD includes an unlocked multiplier with the Ryzen 5 2600, so we're able to have some fun with it. We set a voltage of 1.4 V, which is in line with what a good air cooler can handle, and increased frequencies step by step. We were easily able to get it up to 4.00 GHz stable across our bench. 4.1 GHz was out of reach, even with 1.45 V or a 240 mm AIO.


So far, all of the Ryzen 2000-series CPUs we've tested offer similar overclocking capabilities, albeit with slightly different voltage requirements. We pushed AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 to 4.2 GHz using 1.4V Vcore, 1.2V SoC, and automatic Loadline Calibration (LLC) settings. The bundled heat sink and fan are capable enough if you're only gunning for a moderate overclock. However, it struggled to maintain 4 GHz at 95°C. If you want to match our best effort, top the 2600 with a capable closed-loop liquid cooler.