Average Bench: 92% (26th of 1128)

Based on 9,195 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 8.0% 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 928Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 953Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is 20.4%. 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 113Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,195 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 SC Int 113 119
109 SC Float 122 128
103 SC Mixed 117 124
93.8% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
356 QC Int 429 465
367 QC Float 460 501
363 QC Mixed 443 482
101% 444 Pts
Min Avg Max
793 MC Int 928 998
826 MC Float 961 1,030
823 MC Mixed 953 1,025
142% 947 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 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 483
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 996
MC Float 1,038
MC Mixed 1,027
153% 1,021 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 119
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 486
QC Mixed 468
104% 462 Pts
MC Int 954
MC Float 976
MC Mixed 964
145% 965 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 455
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 932
MC Float 960
MC Mixed 891
139% 928 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 114
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 434
95% 421 Pts
MC Int 891
MC Float 957
MC Mixed 917
138% 922 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 428
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 924
MC Float 963
MC Mixed 954
142% 947 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in Apr '18
EbayUS $2205 hrs
NeweggUS $22013 hrs
AmazonUS $2255 hrs
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 2,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $848

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 Comments

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

Added 5 months ago.

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13 hrs ago.

Very fast CPU, great if you can get it on sale.


Excellent

2 days 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!


Good

8 days ago.

Very high perf/price ratio ; the very good multi-threaded perf for its price is very welcome for anybody keeping multiple programs open at once (browser + game, etc)


Excellent

26 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!


Good

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

15 days ago.

The 2600X ist the Price/Performance Hero

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Excellent

1 month ago.

Solid performance and great price


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.


Excellent

5 months ago.

finally


Good

3 months ago.

Really good performance per dollar


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


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