Average Bench: 87.4% (38th of 1122)

Based on 6,120 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]

Poor: 75%Average: 87.4% Great: 96%
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 79%

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged just 12.5% 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 889Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 913Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is 20.8%. 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 107Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 111Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 6,120 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.3 SC Int 107 114
104 SC Float 115 124
99.4 SC Mixed 111 119
88.6% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
335 QC Int 407 453
352 QC Float 437 493
346 QC Mixed 421 471
95.6% 422 Pts
Min Avg Max
807 MC Int 889 982
843 MC Float 923 1,021
820 MC Mixed 913 1,015
136% 908 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 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 456
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 910
MC Float 938
MC Mixed 959
140% 936 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 445
101% 448 Pts
MC Int 913
MC Float 945
MC Mixed 939
140% 932 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 113
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 415
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 908
MC Float 932
MC Mixed 926
138% 922 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 420
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 883
MC Float 922
MC Mixed 915
136% 906 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,331,595 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 70%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 73%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $117

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $803

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

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7 hrs ago.

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


15 hrs ago.



2 days ago.

More threads and higher base clock then i5 8400


9 hrs ago.

best shoiot evior


1 day ago.

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


5 days ago.

Great cpu


10 hrs ago.

nice processor


9 days ago.

It is very good value for money once overclocked.


1 day ago.

im to safer in my good


1 day ago.



11 days ago.

AMD 4ever


26 days ago.

Really good for gaming !


4 months ago.


26 days ago.

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


4 months ago.



3 months ago.

I own it :)


2 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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