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Ryzen 5 2600 VS 2600X?

So im considering building a new rig, can someone tell me what the main difference is between the Ryzen 5 2600 vs the 2600X? I assume its not just the stock clock speeds. But is there something more that im potentially missing? Im asking because i noticed on newegg the 2600X is going for $219 and the 2600 is going for $169, so you could save about $50 there? Just a little help please, thanks guys.
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Higher clock speeds and better stock cooler.
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so in your opinion is it worth the extra $50 for the 2600X or just go with the 2600?. Thanks for the reply
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If you want to overclock it yourself or play around with settings, just get the 2600.


If you want to install it and stick a good cooler on it and let XFR take care of hitting high clocks, get the 2600X.




Personally I went with the 2600x and a Fractal Celsius S24 and it will stay up near 4.2 GHz all day long encoding videos or gaming and idle down to 2.7 GHz on unused cores under single threaded loads. I just wanted something I can install and not have to tweak that I could rely on as a daily driver for gaming and work.


If it was just a gaming system, I would have likely got the 2600 and tweaked the overclock settings to get 4.3 or 4.4 GHz. The extra $50 is not worth it if you plan to overclock and play with settings anyway, the 2600x might be a slightly higher binned chip, but I doubt the difference would be worth $50.



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Hold your expectations w/ the R5 2600. A 4.2Ghz overclock is possible, but 4.3 and 4.4 are much more difficult. This because the amout of voltage is insane and you dont wnat to run 1.5v on a 12nm processor on a daily basis.

In the end, a 4.2 R5 2600 flyes and can handle fast GPU´s @ 1080p easy.

If paired w/ mid GPU´s like RX580 or GTX1060 runs great !

As some people sayd, if you plan stock clock´s go R5 2600X, if you want to overclock get the R5 2600 and a good cooler !

Some 16GB @ 3200 RAM is a must !

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50$?? No.
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so in your opinion is it worth the extra $50 for the 2600X or just go with the 2600?. Thanks for the reply

get the X version. I've got the non X and wished I'd got the X version
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The rated TDP of the 2600 is only 65w with a boost clock of 3.9Ghz out of the box.
On the other hand, the 2600X is rated for 95w with a 4.2Ghz boost however both can exceed this with a bit of tweaking.

The Wraith cooler supplied with either is more than adequate but the fans on them are very poor quality (I've used four Ryzen 5's and all of their stock coolers made a grinding noise). So budget for a replacement cooler as well, especially if you want to overclock.


The performance gap between the 2600 and 2600X is negligible, while the price difference is significant enough to allow improvements elsewhere in your planned build: reputable PSU, next tier GPU, more SSD capacity, etc.




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get the X version. I've got the non X and wished I'd got the X version
I cant see any viable reason to buy the X over non X version. At the time when buying mine, the 2600 was E70 cheaper than the 2600X for no real gain other than a slight boost increase.

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No regrets going with the 2600 non-X, just running it at stock and it's a nice improvement over my 4Ghz 8320e. Keeps my 1070 busy in games and the whole system only pulls 100W idle / 250W load from the wall (including monitor) which I love. Once I get it under water maybe I'll try a light OC, but I haven't felt the need to.

2600X is certainly a step up but the 2600 is just a bargain.

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A 7950 will probobly be about the same as a 7950.

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2600X also gives you access to customize PBO settings on certain boards.

2600 is great if you know you're going to OC, 2600X is great if you want to just drop in and go while still having more tuning settings when you do decide to get into it.
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