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AMD RYZEN 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 95W YD260XBCAFBOX Desktop Processor

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  • 6 Cores/12 Threads UNLOCKED
  • Frequency: 4.2 GHz Max Boost
  • Includes Wraith Spire Cooler
  • 19MB of Combined Cache
  • Socket AM4 Motherboard Required
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  • 6 Cores/12 Threads UNLOCKED
  • Frequency: 4.2 GHz Max Boost
  • Includes Wraith Spire Cooler
  • 19MB of Combined Cache
  • Socket AM4 Motherboard Required
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AMD CPU YD260XBCAFBOX Ryzen 5 2600X 6 Cores 12 Threads 95 Watts AM4 19MB with Wraith Spire Cooler. 2nd Gen Ryzen AMD SenseMI Technology Socket AM4 Max Boost Frequency 4. Highest Multiprocessing Performance in Its Class for Serious Gamers and Promising Creators. Higher performance. Incredible technology. Intelligent Ryzen processors just got even smarter. The AMD Wraith Spire Cooler - AMD bundles the Wraith Spire cooler with the 2nd Gen Ryzen 5 2600X processor, featuring excellent thermal performance. AMD Ryzen Ready Socket AM4 Platform AMDs future-proof mainstream computing platform, updated with the new X470 chipset. AMD StoreMI Technology Software that combines the speed of your SSD with the capacity of your hard disk into a single, fast, easy-to-manage drive. AMD SenseMI Technology With AMD SenseMI technology, Ryzen processors use true machine intelligence to accelerate performance. AMD Ryzen Master Utility The Simple and Powerful Overclocking Utility for AMD Ryzen processors.

The YD260XBCAFBOX processor from AMD works on the AM4 platform. This 64-bit CPU has 6 cores operating at 3.6GHz with a Max Turbo Frequency of 4.2GHz. Advanced features of the 12 nm chip include 6 x 64KB Instruction L1 Cache, 6 x 512KB L2 cache, and 1 x 16.0MB L3 cache with simultaneous multithreading support. This processor comes with a heatsink/cooler bundled with it, however, if you want to upgrade your cooling make sure what you use supports AM4 and a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 95 Watts.

  • Brand: AMD
  • Series: Ryzen 5
  • Model: YD260XBCAFBOX
  • CPU Socket Type: Socket AM4
  • Core Name: Pinnacle Ridge
  • # of Cores: 6-core
  • # of Threads: 12
  • Operating Frequency: 3.6 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency: 4.2 GHz
  • L1 Cache: 576KB
  • L2 Cache: 3MB
  • L3 Cache: 16MB
  • Manufacturing Tech: 12nm
  • 64-Bit Support: Yes
  • Hyper-Threading Support: Yes
  • Memory Types: DDR4-2933
  • Memory Channel: 2
  • Virtualization Technology Support: Yes
  • PCI Express Revision: 3.0
  • Max Number of PCI Express Lanes: 16
  • Thermal Design Power: 95W
  • Cooling Device: Heatsink and fan included
  • 2nd Gen Ryzen
  • AMD StoreMI Technology
  • AMD SenseMI Technology
  • AMD Ryzen Master Utility
  • Socket AM4
  • Max Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz
  • DDR4 Support
  • Unlocked Processor
  • Thermal Design Power 95W
  • AMD Wraith Spire Cooler Included


  • AMD RYZEN 5 2600X 6-Core Socket AM4 Desktop Processor
  • Wraith Cooler

Brand: AMD


UPC: 730143309226

Compatibility: AM4

Packaging: Retail

Condition: New

Product Details

Processors Type
Ryzen 5
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
CPU Socket Type
Socket AM4
Core Name
Pinnacle Ridge
# of Cores
# of Threads
Operating Frequency
3.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
4.2 GHz
L1 Cache
L2 Cache
L3 Cache
Manufacturing Tech
64-Bit Support
Memory Types
PCI Express Revision
Thermal Design Power
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

Package Includes

Customer Reviews

Review Summary
87.76% (43)
6.12% (3)
2.04% (1)
0.0% (0)
4.08% (2)
Amazing, amd does it again
Upgrading from a 1500x to a 2600x and have had 0 issues so far. I am very impressed with this thing. On my 1500x i couldn't hit 4ghz without running over 1.4 volts into it. The 2600x can run at 4ghz with barely over 1.2 volts easily. I haven't really tried hitting 4.2ghz because for me the performance gain isn't really worth the voltage increase, but i'm sure you could hit 4.2ghz with less than 1.4 volts.As far as performance goes, it's got 6 cores and 12 threads, so its great for everything especially multi-threaded applications. But it's as well great for gaming, paired with a gtx 1070 it will run almost every game on high - ultra settings @ 1440p.I have zero complaints and would highly recommend this cpu to anyone
By Lars Vidal
Fast and easy to install.
Speed and stability at an affordable price
I upgraded my pc this past week with the 2600x, and i am so glad i picked this chip. I didn't want to have to mess around with overclocking, didn't want to spend a fortune, and sure as heck didn't want anything intel given their spectre & meltdown issues. Speed and stability were foremost of my concerns.The 2600x so far has been terrific. My computer's speed, by comparison to my previous rig (amd fx 8350 black edition) is phenomenal. Would i have gotten more speed out of the 2700x? Of course, but i didn't want to pay more, and the most intense stuff i do with my rig is vr gaming so at most what i needed was a cpu that wasn't a bottleneck to my video card, although i do occasionally run a video encode and the 2600x has excelled at that too. A vr example: running skyrim vr on my previous rig, heavily modded and with all settings maxed, gave me an average of about 35% reprojection. It was tolerable, but far from optimal. Now i barely hit 5% reprojection, and i highly suspect even that number is inflated based on reports i've read about how the number is calculated in steam's advanced settings. I'm hitting a solid 90fps in-game at 200% steam supersampling rate thanks to my cpu no longer bottlenecking my asus 1080ti rog strix.I love that this chip provides dynamic "boost" overclocking when i need it, and that i don't have to do anything special to enable or control it. Sure, like others have, i could get a high-end water cooler and start manually testing settings to hit the 5ghz mark for the best speed possible, but i'm really not interested in playing around with overclocking. It's overkill for what i want to do at this point, though it's nice having the option for later if i change my mind. For now my corsair h60 liquid cooler is handling the 2600x's stock and boosted speeds just fine (at 71f room temp, i average between about 36-43c idle, 56c under moderate load, and 72c with all cores firing at near-maximal capacity). I had the corsair from my previous setup, and from reading around decided it might be better than the bundled wraith. I used a little shin-etsu thermal paste for the connection and cooling has so far been excellent with this chip.I'm really impressed with this chip and can't recommend it highly enough.
By Kerim Tekand
Excellent value
Great value for the money. In gaming, same performance as the 2700x, for $100 less. Easier to setup higher quality streams than with any current gen (coffee lake at this time) intel i5. If you heavily question, render, or stream a lot (rather than once in awhile), i would recommend the 2700x over it, however.
Great processor. Check for bent pins!
I was really excited to build my first pc and i researched all the parts i wanted on pcpartpicker only to find that my processor had bent pins! You can believe my surprise after already having a motherboard that wouldn't power up! Thankfully i was able to return the ones i had for replacements but the product is really great. I can't really speak on the technical aspects but works great for me!
By Tia Nodland
Five stars
Ryzen is a excellent. Happy with 2600x.
By Levi Carter
Gets all of the gaming and question done that i ...
Gets all of the gaming and question done that i do, music, games, twitch, apps running in the back ground...
By Wietske Huurdeman
Paired them with some really low latency 3200mhz ram which tests have shows is the best way to get more performance out of the processor ...
Wish the bios updates would come out with more overclocking support. Over all a really solid processor. I put a custom liquid cooling loop on mine and it lets the precision boost kick in and never reach thermal limit at 4.15ghz on all cores. Paired them with some really low latency 3200mhz ram which tests have shows is the best way to get more performance out of the processor since the ram latency ends up being picked up and used as the latency for the processors onboard memory controller. So any ram with timings this fast will give you a few % increase in overall speeds. G.Skill tridentz series 16gb (2 x 8gb) 288-pin ddr4 sdram ddr4 3200 (pc4 25600) f4-3200c14d-16gtz
By Everett Morales
I got broken and the thermal paste is surrounded by ...
I got broken and the thermal paste is surrounded by plastic parts , as well the fan is full with plastic
By Ashley Flores
Amd raises the bar and shows us how badly intel has been ripping off the consumer
I'm not going to elaborate on what's already out there, just pointing out that you can achieve performance that rivals any 6-core processor. From the attached cpuid-hwmonitor, you see the chip can peak at 6ghz on 3 cores and 5.2ghz on the other 3. The other image shows 4 cores peaking at 5.5ghz. That's in an air cooled case without disabling any cores and no overclocking on cpu, gpu or ram.Update (7/19): after a couple months, i had to pull a bad stick of ram but note while playing overwatch, all cores still reach 5 to 5.4ghz at 68-75'c. Cpuid-hw monitor only records peak on each core...The cores probably didn't do this at once, but it's still a testament to the quality and robustness of the latest amd consumer chips. I'll continue to provide updates and let you know if i can drive this chip to failure...But i'm hoping to upgrade to the latest (and probably last) am4 chip in 2020.Air cooled:coolermaster haf 912 (stock 120mm rear fan)coolermaster hyper 212 led (single 120mm fan)coolermaster megaflow 200 front & top (200mmx2)


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