Average Bench: 87.3% (39th of 1128)

Based on 11,467 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F82 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor

The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

Poor: 75%Average: 87.3% Great: 96%
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 79%

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged just 12.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 near the top of the comparison list.


Multi Core Integer Speed 883Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 907Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is 21.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Single Core Integer Speed 106Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 11,467 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.9 SC Int 106 114
102 SC Float 115 124
97.3 SC Mixed 110 119
88.4% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
340 QC Int 406 453
361 QC Float 438 491
351 QC Mixed 421 471
95.5% 422 Pts
Min Avg Max
782 MC Int 883 983
813 MC Float 916 1,023
812 MC Mixed 907 1,014
135% 902 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 446
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 908
MC Float 940
MC Mixed 933
139% 927 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 113
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 435
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 904
MC Float 936
MC Mixed 927
138% 923 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 374
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 483
MC Mixed 470
71% 471 Pts
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Gaming 70%
Desktop 80%
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Workstation 73%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $116

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $776

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Based on the new 12 nm "Pinnacle Ridge" silicon with higher clock speeds...

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8 hrs ago.

50W power, fast fast fast, beats i7 (!) at game framerates, $100 cheaper, runs cooler, powers through multitasking, runs great on Linux!


1 day ago.

It's really powerful processor with a bunch of threads and cores :D


2 days ago.

It's A very good processor. it is beautiful.


29 mins ago.

cheap fast and a good overclocker


1 day ago.



23 days ago.

Rapido y confiable. Precio calidad un 10


5 months ago.


16 days ago.

For the budget- mid range cost you get an excellent CPU which is purposeful for anything from editing to gaming.


5 months ago.



13 days ago.

Brilliant CPU that can be overclocked to have much better performance than the 2600x.


4 months ago.

I own it :)


3 months ago.

Low TDP, was able to OC to 4325mhz using EVGA 240 cooling kit. A slight upgrade for gaming when compared to old sandy bridge i5's but vastly superior in all other uses. Do I need 6 cores? Probably not, but it's nice to have when multitasking. The Ryzen 2600 will likely last just as long as the 2500k did for me, an exceptional value!

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