Ryzen 5 2600 (Zen+) Benchmarks showing 5-9% better performance compared to Zen

Some interesting finds in the Geekbench Benchmark Database, showing almost 10% more performance on Zen+ side compared to the older Zen generation, the Ryzen 5 2600 seems to be more efficient due small architecture changes and optimizations.

Original leaked Roadmap from last year. Picture: Anandtech


Ryzen 5 1600 Ryzen 5 2600
Technique Summit Ridge (Zen), 14nm, 6C +SMT, 3 MB L2 & 16 MB L3 Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+), 12nm, 6C +SMT, 3 MB L2 & 16 MB L3 Minimal Architecture improvements
Speed 3.2/3.6 GHz + XFR 3.4/3.8 GHz + XFR +200 MHz Base-Clock and Turbo
Geekbench 4 SingleThread 4037 4269 +5,7%
Geekbench 4 MultiThread 18420 20102 +9,1%


Compared to the old Ryzen 1600, the results looking already very promising you get more speed and the costs are sinking due the 12nm process. I can’t say much more to the news here because it needs some more time, remember that AMD needs to release some updates for their chipset drivers, and some OEM’s need to release new BIOS versions to get the best possible performance but overall it really looks good and AMD once again showed that there back.