Average Bench: 88.1% (37th of 1110)

Based on 1,843 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) above what was witnessed in 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]

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Poor: 77%Average: 88.1% Great: 97%
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged just 11.8% 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.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 893Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 918Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 19.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 108Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,843 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.1 SC Int 108 114
106 SC Float 116 123
102 SC Mixed 112 119
89.4% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
349 QC Int 412 456
367 QC Float 441 492
354 QC Mixed 425 473
96.5% 426 Pts
Min Avg Max
783 MC Int 893 985
832 MC Float 924 1,022
822 MC Mixed 918 1,016
137% 912 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 515
QC Mixed 495
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 1,004
MC Float 1,053
MC Mixed 1,048
155% 1,035 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 450
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 958
MC Float 973
MC Mixed 978
145% 970 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 449
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 925
MC Float 958
MC Mixed 954
142% 946 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 430
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 892
MC Float 915
MC Mixed 892
135% 900 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.5
SC Float 87.7
SC Mixed 88.9
71% 89 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 351
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 879
MC Float 885
MC Mixed 878
132% 881 Pts
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 10,768 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $839

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 Comments

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

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5 hrs ago.

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


Good

12 hrs ago.

More threads and higher base clock then i5 8400


Good

7 hrs ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

finally


Good

1 month ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

27 days 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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