Power Consumption

Here we’re measuring the peak total system consumption using the Cabac Power-Mate. Like the Core i5-8400 and Ryzen 5 1600 the 2600 sips power in our Ashes of the Singularity benchmark, driving total system consumption to just 370 watts. Overclocked we only see an 11% increase to 411 watts which is a great result.

The 2600 again matched the Ryzen 5 1600, this time drawing 345 watts and we see a 12% increase once overclocked which is still less than the amount of power a stock 7800X draws.

Here we see with the Blender workload, the 2600 draws less power than the 1600 and again overclocked still consumes less than the Core i7-7800X.

The HandBrake results are an eye opener and I honestly expected to see more results like this where overclocking just throws efficiency right out the window. Prior to any overclocking the 2600 is extremely efficient. However once overclocked it pushed total system consumption 88% higher, the only chance we might have seen a worse result would have been if I overclocked the 7800X.

Finally we have the Premiere Encode results and here the overclocked 2600 increased total system consumption by just 28%. Considering the 8600K saw a 32% increase once overclocked that’s a decent result for the 2nd gen Ryzen CPU.