Thursday, January 18th 2018

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero Pose Together for the Camera

SiSoft's hardware database is a fountain of information for soon-to-be-released hardware if you have the patience to go through all the entries. On this occasion, we get a glimpse of AMD's future Ryzen 5 2600 processor. Similar to its predecessor, the Ryzen 5 2600 is a 65W six-core processor with twelve threads. However, this new model features a 3.4 GHz base clock which is 200 MHz faster than the Ryzen 5 1600 that we reviewed last year. It will also come with 6 x 512 kB of L2 cache and 2 x 8 MB of L3 cache. Being an engineer sample and all, take these specifications with a pinch of salt. According to the entry, the processor was tested on an ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero motherboard that sports AMD's X470 chipset. Unfortunately, we don't have any more details at this time.
Source: SiSoftware Official Live Ranker
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22 Comments on AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero Pose Together for the Camera

#1
nemesis.ie
They posed, but no picture was actually taken/posted apparently? :(
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#2
Liviu Cojocaru
If this is correct it's not gonna be a good enough speed increase, let's hope the OC potential will be better with the 12nm tech
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#3
Kohl Baas
"nemesis.ie said:
They posed, but no picture was actually taken/posted apparently? :(
As you see, it was a SiSoft BenchCam.
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#4
ShurikN
"Liviu Cojocaru said:
If this is correct it's not gonna be a good enough speed increase, let's hope the OC potential will be better with the 12nm tech
The chip is not supposed to come out for at least 2 more months. It's clearly an engineering sample.
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notb
"ShurikN said:
The chip is not supposed to come out for at least 2 more months. It's clearly an engineering sample.
I don't know what is that "clearly an engineering sample" based on. There a few good reasons to delay a finalized CPU (any product, for that matter). :)
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#6
ZoneDymo
"Liviu Cojocaru said:
If this is correct it's not gonna be a good enough speed increase, let's hope the OC potential will be better with the 12nm tech
I dont see the problem, Ryzen is perfectly competitive right now as is.
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kruk
"Liviu Cojocaru said:
If this is correct it's not gonna be a good enough speed increase, let's hope the OC potential will be better with the 12nm tech
This is only a refresh (a "tock refresh" if you are more used to Intel naming scheme) on a node that is not drastically different from previous one. Next gen Zen should bring more to the table ...
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#8
Darmok N Jalad
"Liviu Cojocaru said:
If this is correct it's not gonna be a good enough speed increase, let's hope the OC potential will be better with the 12nm tech
Being a “mid-level” CPU, it’s hard to make too much of an assessment of the 2000 series based on this alone. At best, we can only assume that each existing tier will see a base clock bump of 200mhz. What we don’t know is what the boost clocks will be or what the complete model lineup will look like. There’s nothing saying AMD will keep the same number of SKUs for the 2000 series.
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#9
FlanK3r
"Liviu Cojocaru said:
If this is correct it's not gonna be a good enough speed increase, let's hope the OC potential will be better with the 12nm tech
around 300MHz, ...what do u through? It is refresh, the similar process as Skylake to Kabylake. Do u not be a engineer, need only logic and brain
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
"kruk said:
This is only a refresh (a "tock refresh" if you are more used to Intel naming scheme) on a node that is not drastically different from previous one. Next gen Zen should bring more to the table ...
I just say call them R5+ 1610...
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#11
FlanK3r
Nonsense...u must thinking as marketing guys and for people. 2000 is higher than 1000, thats mean better for customer.

7700k > 6700k and still is it the same core (only better 14nm+, higher clocks and better IMC. That are same changes as in Ryzen 2000 series.)
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#12
FrustratedGarrett
How does this compare to the Ryzen 1600X at 3.4GHz? They're still using Infinity Fabric to glue the 4-core modules to their uncores (PCI-E, memory controller, L3 Cache) and to each other. Let's hope their 2nd gen Ryzen CPUs do better against Coffee Lake at least in gaming.
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#13
FlanK3r
Clock to clock is Ryzen better in games than Coffee, so...;)
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#14
Manu_PT
"FlanK3r said:
Clock to clock is Ryzen better in games than Coffee, so...;)
Nice meme
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#15
TheLostSwede
Some gossip from a friend in the industry. Second gen Ryzen overclocks better, most chips should easily hit 4GHz+, memory compatibility is vastly improved, motherboards are more stable. So all in all, no big news, but all positive news.
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Liviu Cojocaru
"TheLostSwede said:
Some gossip from a friend in the industry. Second gen Ryzen overclocks better, most chips should easily hit 4GHz+, memory compatibility is vastly improved, motherboards are more stable. So all in all, no big news, but all positive news.
If that's the case I am really excited about this...but we'll see. Ryzen is competitive at the moment but all those launching issues held it back a bit
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#18
Final_Fighter
hopefully the previous chipsets get the same performance as the yet to be release ones with the new cpus.
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#19
Manu_PT
"TheLostSwede said:
Some gossip from a friend in the industry. Second gen Ryzen overclocks better, most chips should easily hit 4GHz+, memory compatibility is vastly improved, motherboards are more stable. So all in all, no big news, but all positive news.
I need high clocks badly, because I own a 240hz monitor. Current Ryzen can´t sustain 144fps even, nevermind 200fps.
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#20
prtskg
"TheLostSwede said:
Some gossip from a friend in the industry. Second gen Ryzen overclocks better, most chips should easily hit 4GHz+, memory compatibility is vastly improved, motherboards are more stable. So all in all, no big news, but all positive news.
No offense but was it really a friend or are those your guess. I mean everyone (except die hard intel fans) expect these things already.:p
"Manu_PT said:
I need high clocks badly, because I own a 240hz monitor. Current Ryzen can´t sustain 144fps even, nevermind 200fps.
You should buy intel.:cool:
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#21
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
"FlanK3r said:
Nonsense...u must thinking as marketing guys and for people. 2000 is higher than 1000, thats mean better for customer.

7700k > 6700k and still is it the same core (only better 14nm+, higher clocks and better IMC. That are same changes as in Ryzen 2000 series.)
1650 is higher that 1600, ps Ryzen+ is not a 2nd Gen, selling them as 2*** would be foolish.
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#22
TheLostSwede
"prtskg said:
No offense but was it really a friend or are those your guess. I mean everyone (except die hard intel fans) expect these things already.:p
Well, you don't know me so... But I was a tech journalist for over a decade and I still have a lot of friends in the industry.

One other thing, apparently AMD has been very proactive in fixing platform bugs and has worked closely with the overclocking community to solve thing like cold bugs when using LN2 cooling.

Those that are expecting massive performance increases are going to be disappointed though, as beyond the higher clock speeds, there won't be any major performance improvements from what I was told.
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