Within the article is a database of generic tests that gives a hint on how well the Ryzen 5 2600 will do.
Based on comparison with a link posted by someone in the comments (of the same tests with a Ryzen 5 1600), the chip in its current pre-release state looks to give a possible 10-15 percent performance bump. Some argue that there will be a very small increase because of the small bump in clockspeed, but we need to take into account the other improvements as well (such as XFR 2.0 and issues from Gen 1 being resolved). However, we also don’t know the final score in applications that people actually use, and concrete reports may be more than a month out yet.
Pretty much, the only things we know for sure is that Ryzen+ is on a 12 Nanometer process, has an equal core count, has an improved XFR feature, and has slightly higher clocks. Many details such as the new motherboard features have yet to be revealed. It is also to be noted that this is not Ryzen2, but rather is largely a refreshed and improved version of Ryzen1.
It still looks like it has disappointed a few people though, but that they be a factor of user-generated hype and not marketing from AMD. It will probably have superior multi-core processing compared to Coffee-Lake nonetheless (especially if Intel can’t mitigate the recent slowdowns that has mainly hit their CPU’s). Chances are a lot of people with Ryzen 1 won’t upgrade, but it’s only a good thing for people who usually skip Gen 1 products of any type because of the usual hazards of being early adopters.
Will this be the year (especially for those with older machines) to upgrade or not?