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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6 Core (Socket AM4) CPU

CCL Code: CPU0538
Manufacturer Code: YD260XBCAFBOX
| Manufacturer: AMD

Key Features:

  • Base: 3.6GHz, Turbo: 4.25GHz
  • 6 Cores, 12 Threads
  • Socket AM4
  • 95W TDP
  • Heatsink & Fan Included


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Please check with your motherboard manufacturer for support. All AM4 A320, B350 or X370 motherboards may need to be updated to a supporting BIOS beforehand for this processor to work. If you are purchasing this processor at the same time as a motherboard, you can contact our Sales Team and we will update the BIOS for you prior to shipping for a nominal fee.

AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Processors

AMD are back with a bang!

Nothing can slow you down now with the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, with an ultra-fast 3.6GHz base clock and huge 4.2GHz turbo! Whether you're gaming or working, this hexa-core processor has all the power you need for smooth, reliable performance.

Creating and sharing high quality media will be a breeze thanks to Simultaneous Multi Threading (SMT), giving you a 6-core CPU with twelve threads massively reducing your rendering times!

The new 12nm architecture results in lower power usage than 1st generation Ryzen processors, giving you better performance per watt than ever before.

AMD Wraith Spire Cooler


All Ryzen processors come unlocked and with a soldiered IHS for better heat transfer, and the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X comes with the new AMD Wraith Spire cooler; a high quality stock cooler that can even handle a mild overclock.

Main Features

  • Supports AMD® StoreMI Technology
  • Supports AMD® SenseMI Technology
  • Supports AMD® Ryzen™ Master Utility
  • AMD® Ryzen™ VR-Ready Premium

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CPU Type AMD Ryzen 5
CPU Manufacturer AMD
CPU Cores Hexa Core
CPU Socket Socket AM4
Cache 19 MB
CPU Threads 12
Processor Turbo Speed 4.3 GHz
CPU Family AMD Ryzen 5
Processor Number 2600X
CPU Speed 3.6 GHz
L3 Cache 19 MB
Architecture Pinnacle Ridge
CodeName Zen+
Number of Cores 6
Turbo Speed 4.25 GHz
Number of Threads 12 threads


Memory Types DDR4
Number of Memory Channels 2


TDP (Thermal Design Power) 95 W


Form Factor CPU
In The Box CPU
Wraith Spire Cooler

Key Features

Socket AM4
Socket(s) AM4
CPU Cooler Included Yes
Microsoft Processor List C


Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer AMD
Manufacturer Code YD260XBCAFBOX
EAN 0730143309226
UPC 730143309226
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer AMD
Manufacturer Code YD260XBCAFBOX
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen 5 (2600X) 3.6GHz Processor 16MB L3 Cache with Wraith Spire (Boxed)?

Q: Hi everyone. Happy new year to you all. I have recently purchased a B450 Aorus Elite motherboard which says it's Ryzen 2000 series compatible so would I need to do a bios update first or would it work straight away. Also would the CPU work ok with my gtx 1050 to graphics card. Thank you.
Answer by Website User on 23rd April 2021
The motherboard will support this CPU out of the box. This is also compatible with a 1050.
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Q: Will this cpu support Ddr4 3200mhz ram?
Answer by Website User on 13th July 2020
Yes it will. -MR
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Q: I am looking to upgrade my cpu from a AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor to potentially this. I was just wondering if this cpu is good for VR because I will also be upgrading my graphics card too and there is basically no bottleneck in the setup I have. Thanks in advance.
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Q: will this Processor require a bios update to work with the Gigabyte A320M-S2H mobo?
Answer by Website User on 22nd March 2019
Yes, this motherboard would require a BIOS update to run this CPU.
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Q: Does this CPU Cooler come with the RGB Led.
Answer by Website User on 11th January 2019
This comes with the none RGB version of the Wraith Spire cooler. - Matthewt
1 customer found this answer helpful.
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Q: Hello all at CCL. I just want to get this right. I got my motherboard from you via Amazon. Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3, order placed 11th October 2018. I am curious to know will this cpu work with the motherboard,(Assuming I purchase the cpu from you) or will I be expected to pay extra to make the two components compatible, With Thanks.
Answer by Website User on 18th October 2018
To run a second Gen Ryzen like the one you are looking at, the motherboard may require a BIOS update, this can only be done with a 1st Gen Ryzen or an A-Series Chip. If you contact our sales team on 01274 471 201. - Matthewt
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Q: How tall is the included Wraith Spire Cooler?
Answer by Website User on 11th September 2018
The Wraith Spire cooler is roughly 70mm tall. - Matthewt
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Q: What is the fee to update BIOS on a B350 motherboard
Answer by Website User on 20th April 2018
It will be £10 if the motherboard is purchased on its own, or free if the CPU is purchased on the same order.
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4 / 5 47 reviews


9 months ago

Great cpu


9 months ago

The 3600 came down in price a week after purchasing the 2600X. but runs very well

Montys Mum

10 months ago

Ordered fir my son (17) who was delighted with purchase. Excellent delivery and customer service

Phil Duckworth

10 months ago

Great product and excellent service,thanks ccl.


11 months ago

Nice product good price also fast shipping to mine address


11 months ago

A great performing processor, and now extremely good value. Comes with a large cooling fan. Processing with gaming and resource hungry software like the Adobe Suite, it takes at all on board with no issue. Partner it with a good graphics card and you have a great partnership.


11 months ago

Great value for money and easy install thermal paste pre aplyed

Danny Vaughan

11 months ago

Still a awesome CPU i would definitely recommend to anyone. I bought it for a budget build.

David Addison

12 months ago

always great quality from CCL ive been using them literally for years, always speedy delivery, only one critisium is that im forced to buy via ebay as you get free delivery where as CCL online charges, i appriciate there are charges but id rather shop on CCL online

Anthony Leonard

October 2020

Probably the best value to performance cpu at the moment


October 2020

After a month of using it, the fan started making a weird noise and I had to bend the fan blades a bit. Other than that, no complaints. Amazing performance for its cost and rivals the Ryzen 5 3600 for much cheaper.


July 2020

I bought this maybe 12 months after the 3rd gen stuff came out but it's still terrific. Great value for money processor that can chew through most tasks and is easily enough for mid level gaming. Ccl were terrific of course, well packaged and delivered on the day they said they would.


July 2020

Just superb can handle any of todays games with ease at optimal gameplay AAA gam,ing with a decent gpu added, weorks well with amd GPU for me its better than i thought it was going to be.


May 2020

A brilliant cpu for its price, handles everything wel Ive thrown at it (rx570 @ 1080p/60fps) runs at boost speed most of the time and wont see a massive increase by overclocking but at my settings it doesnt need to be.


May 2020

Super quick delivery, really satisfied with the product and their services.


April 2020

Good value for performance

Mr Allen

April 2020

Amazing process I cannot fault it, I have a gigabyte B450 pro motherboard and a rx590 8gb GPU it works really well together


March 2020

Now is the time to buy second gen ryzen for budget builds , this hands down was a great choice for a mid range build for me (2600x/RX590). Easy to install and included AMD cooler while basic it preforms nothing like a stock fan from years ago, it has no problem keeping up clocks and preforming as it should.

Mr William Jones

January 2020

Fantastic cpu for the money


December 2019

Brilliant affordable cpu, shown no issues even with heavy loads.


December 2019

Very happy


October 2019

Super Power- that what I need.

Mr Sandford

October 2019

Does what it says on the box. Took a little more effort to fit, having to fit with screws through Mboard. Dont make same mistake i did! Fit before you fit Mboard.

Nikola Cvetkovski

October 2019

A fine example of a customer care oriented company.


October 2019

I'm really pleased with the performance of this product. Especially happy that the stock cooler supplied with the unit is of a good quality.


October 2019

For the money that is asked it is a brilliant cpu for gaming and general use. It happily plays games while not being a bottleneck to my 2060 super and is able to run everything else i have in the background as well. I use my pc mainly for vr and i have had zero issue with it as it handles vr great compared to my old cpu. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a good mid range cpu


August 2019

Great for my home build


July 2019

Product came with a deformed fan that wouldn't screw onto motherboard anymore but sent a picture to support and got a free replacement with next day delivery, very good customer service. Also got The Division 2 and WWZ for free with AMD rewards.


July 2019

Building a new PC for the first time in about 5 years, I left team intel and went back to AMD. so far a massive improvement over my old 4690K

Mr David Langley

June 2019

Really improved VR gaming performance

Ant Brown

April 2019

I bought this Ryzen 5 2600x to be the core of my new gaming system. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Along with all other parts purchased at same time, this CPU has easily handled everything I have thrown at it (and all without any overclocking using stock cooler). Real overclocking will start when I replace cooler. As always with CCL, ordering is easy, payment is easy, products are well packed and delivered on time. Will buy from CCL again and would also recommend.

Dean G

April 2019

Great price for great single and multicore performance. More than kept up with an rtx 2060


April 2019

Just great thanks!

Mr Rohan Clegg

April 2019

Great Value CPU

Matteo Cuellar Vega

March 2019

Cheaper than on Amazon, quick shipping.


March 2019

Briliant .


March 2019

Great processor for gaming. Better value than its Pentium counterparts and in my view performs just as well. Great for building your gaming pc.


February 2019

Very good value for money for a mid level PC build without the hassle of overclocking the 2600 to achieve the same performance.

thomas kaye

February 2019

Great CPU! Runs everything Ive tried to play, AAA titles included. Very cheep considering What you get for your money, and the 2600x, if done right, can be overclocked to the power of a Ryzen 7 2700!


November 2018

For PhotoShop and InDesign, I'm wondering if I even need a discrete gfx card. Ryzen 5 and 7 are proving to be powerhouses, feeling quicker with integrated graphics under Win 10 than comparable Intel offerings. AMD's stock coolers are also far better.


October 2018

Does its job, running with GTX 1060 and 16gb of 3200 ram! Very good CPU and not had any heat issues.

Wesley Townsend

October 2018

Great kit from a great store, always competitively priced and free delivery if your order is over 50. I very rarely buy pc products from anywhere else.


October 2018

Great Value cpu that you can just fit and forget, AMD's software takes care of "overclocking" and RAM profiles Yes the 2600 is better overall value but for pure reliability and simplicity the 2600x wins hands down. performs extremely well and program response times are fast and smooth, multi tasking is easy and stutter free. The stock cooler is more than adequate and with it being a "down draft" cooler actually helps with Mobo cooling


October 2018

Excellent I like all the products and the service was excellent

Anne Rigby

October 2018

Had expected a little more performance over my old i5, but it does deliver smoother fps with less spikes and at lower v-core than I had to use to get 4.2 on the i5, if there had been a bigger price gap at the time, I would have picked up the standard 2600 instead


October 2018

Great all round CPU for the price. CCL Online is my go to place for PC components.


October 2018

Good cpu it is a huge upgrade over fx 9590