IPC is short for instructions per clock, for example if two CPU's have the same clock speed but one has a 5% higher IPC then you will get 5% better performance from the CPU with the higher IPC. As said cores don't really matter that much for gaming past 4/6 and with the great value of the 2600 I'd get that.

Edit: gaming performance benchmarks of R5 2600 vs R7 1700
Last edited by Finn; Aug 30, 2018 at 10:49 PM.
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