Average Bench: 92% (26th of 1122)

Based on 6,428 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F82 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six-Core Processor

The 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]


Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged just 7.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X near the top of the comparison list.


Multi Core Integer Speed 931Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 956Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is 21.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Single Core Integer Speed 112Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 6,428 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.9 SC Int 112 120
108 SC Float 122 129
103 SC Mixed 117 124
93.6% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
354 QC Int 429 469
372 QC Float 460 505
363 QC Mixed 443 485
101% 444 Pts
Min Avg Max
811 MC Int 931 1,002
821 MC Float 964 1,037
834 MC Mixed 956 1,032
142% 950 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 483
QC Mixed 464
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 997
MC Float 1,031
MC Mixed 1,025
152% 1,018 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 117
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 466
104% 457 Pts
MC Int 947
MC Float 965
MC Mixed 963
144% 958 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 446
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 932
MC Float 963
MC Mixed 966
143% 954 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 103
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 457
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 1,019
MC Float 1,062
MC Mixed 1,044
156% 1,041 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 111
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 435
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 957
MC Float 979
MC Mixed 978
146% 972 Pts
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Gaming 74%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $876

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

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1 day ago.

Good old AMD kicking Intel's ass


1 day ago.

Very good price/performance ratio, love the 12 threads! I use it for multi-tasking & programming on Linux! Gaming on Windows 10 as well. Satisfied!


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18 days ago.

I have been using my 2600x for a couple months now, upgraded from an FX-8350... The difference is amazing haha. Every issue I had in games 100% solved, I now an hitting a GPU bottle neck which, luckily, isn't too bad since I have an R9 290x. I can't recommend this thing enough, even the stock cooler is capable enough to do its job. It's just... Great!


6 days ago.

Производительность выше при многозадачности ( видео+игра+еще что-то + игра ) i5 не особо любит когда много задач сразу на него вешают.


4 days ago.

very fast


6 days ago.

Best processor of the year.


15 hrs ago.



14 days ago.

The 2600X ist the Price/Performance Hero

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24 days ago.

Solid performance and great price


4 months ago.


2 months ago.

it's just soo good for the money, at least in denmark.


4 months ago.



2 months ago.

Really good performance per dollar


26 days ago.

Works wonderful, worth the buck, perfect for a nice high end rig

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