Average Bench: 93.2% (27th of 1110)

Based on 2,654 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]

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Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged just 6.7% 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.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 948Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 972Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 114Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 118Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 SC Int 114 121
111 SC Float 123 128
107 SC Mixed 118 124
94.6% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
362 QC Int 436 470
385 QC Float 466 503
373 QC Mixed 449 485
102% 450 Pts
Min Avg Max
848 MC Int 948 1,008
886 MC Float 976 1,036
864 MC Mixed 972 1,035
145% 965 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 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 479
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 493
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 1,010
MC Float 1,039
MC Mixed 1037
154% 1,029 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 469
107% 472 Pts
MC Int 942
MC Float 971
MC Mixed 952
143% 955 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
96% 121 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 464
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 959
MC Float 988
MC Mixed 983
146% 977 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 106
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 387
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 960
MC Float 978
MC Mixed 976
146% 972 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $860

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 Comments

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

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1 day ago.

With the given price tag, this is the best cpu you'll get.


Excellent

7 days ago.

fast cpu for a competitive price


Excellent

1 day ago.

better


Good

5 days ago.

THE BEST


Excellent

1 month ago.

The 2600X ist the Price/Performance Hero

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Good

2 months ago.


Excellent

27 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

finally


Good

16 days ago.

Really good performance per dollar


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