Average Bench: 78.8% (129th of 1241)

Based on 386,356 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) over 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 workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged 21.2% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 80.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 15.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 892Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 684Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 386,356 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 Memory 80.7 88.9
99.1 1-Core 110 118
184 2-Core 215 234
78% 135 Pts
Min Avg Max
343 4-Core 414 461
608 8-Core 684 767
69.4% 549 Pts
Min Avg Max
776 64-Core 892 987
59.9% 892 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
81% 140 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 692
71% 562 Pts
64-Core 936
63% 936 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 682
70% 554 Pts
64-Core 894
60% 894 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 106
2-Core 218
79% 136 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 662
67% 532 Pts
64-Core 799
54% 799 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 108
2-Core 211
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 651
64% 513 Pts
64-Core 761
51% 761 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 106
2-Core 208
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 635
66% 521 Pts
64-Core 870
58% 870 Pts
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

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8 hrs ago.

it is exactly the same as the 1600af


Excellent

2 days ago.

Best cpu for multitasking and streaming


Good

3 hrs ago.

İntel işlemci almayın aldırtmayın kullanmayın önermeyin intel daha pahalı diye daha iyi sanıyorlar ama pahalı olan herşey iyi değildir amd her işinizi rahatlıkla görecektir


Good

12 days ago.

its done me well for the price. highly recomend if you find it anywhere. or just save your money and get 3600.


Excellent

5 days ago.

I have it for 2 months now, anything works without problems and quickly asf. Buy it


Good

10 days ago.

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is massively better than the Intel Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core was released less than a year after the Ryzen 5 2600, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games. Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).


Excellent

15 days ago.

Best value cpu, great price in comparison to performances


Poor

4 days ago.

amazing performance for the price


Excellent

17 hrs ago.

Best budget cpu, aslo its extremely powerful


Average

3 days ago.

Wonderful processor for both desktop and workstation


Good

3 hrs ago.

There isn't better for this money :D


Good

1 month ago.

i like it cuz its the best for budget and best for gaming even a rtx 2080 super bottel necked only from 8% so yea #DEMOLISHINTEL


Excellent

9 days ago.

very good very good good price


Good

2 months ago.

Easy to overclock to 4 Ghz and super stable at 4 with great performance


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

It is the cpu for its price and specs than i5 9400f


Excellent

6 days ago.

it does everything i need it to


Excellent

4 months ago.

have one, affordable, good performance, what else can I ask for?


Excellent

2 days ago.

i have it and its runs every today game and its very fast


Excellent

5 months ago.

tiene un buen precio y ofrece mucho


Excellent

5 months ago.

good price for excellent performance


Good

5 months ago.

6 cores 12 thread at sub-150 price is a surprisingly good CPU at that price range.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Definitely a good value option. Good performance for around $130. Have one in my own build and boy does it do well. Really a steal to be honest.


Good

14 months ago.

nearly identical to the 1600x apart from it being way more energy efficient with 65 watts compared to 1600x's 95 watt tdp. worth the money


Excellent

19 months ago.

Performance/price. Praise the competition


Excellent

11 months ago.

Really nice CPU, that is very affordable. Overclocks very well, and handles gaming perfectly.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Great processor.


Excellent

10 months ago.

great for the money, can't be beaten


Excellent

17 months ago.

Got this beauty on sale at 119 on newegg. Great price to performance. Outperforms my overclocked 7700k on many tasks. Used it for my friend's editing rig build. No complaints!


Excellent

20 months ago.

Brilliant CPU that can be overclocked to have much better performance than the 2600x.


Excellent

19 months ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

18 months ago.

Absolutely amazing speed and great value for the money. OCs like a dream.


Excellent

14 months ago.

loving my build, price to performance, now clocked @ 4.15ghz with a Deepcool Gammax 400 cooler. Cinabench @ 1433 cpu & 172 single


Excellent

14 months ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

10 months ago.

Nice to see


Excellent

17 months ago.

dank


Excellent

4 months ago.

A good processor for mid-range build. Just a little bit weak at gaming than Core i5-8400 or other processors from Intel.


Excellent

8 months ago.

easily OC to 4100 with any decent cooler, outperform 2600x in cinebench r20 with 3400 MHZ timing from ryzen dram calculator


Excellent

1 month ago.

+ i don't really need OC at load stays at ~ 3.7 on 4 cores and 3.9 on 2 cores max 1.3v I dislike about overclocking the fixed voltage even when cores downclocks idle to 1500mhz but i think i have a good batch because does 4.2 below 1.35v maybe with a high end graphic card and 144hz panel worth


Excellent

12 months ago.

Its Amazing for 6 Cores 12 threads, With ryzen 7 RGB heatsink with this CPU had to buy it separately.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Good

2 years ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

18 months ago.

Huge bang for buck. With factory cooler 4.0 is easily attainable with modest temps in the 38-40 deg. range at idle.


Excellent

17 months ago.

theres no better cpu available yet with a better price/performance


Excellent

16 months ago.

Amazing CPU ! One of the best Price/performance value !!!


Good

16 months ago.

cheap and good


Excellent

7 months ago.

I only oc mine up to around 3.9 ghz It can go higher but the voltage has to be raised quite a bit I sadly lost the silicone lottery


Excellent

5 months ago.

Really good value processor.


Excellent

2 years 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!


Excellent

19 months ago.

Powerfull, No Lag, but most of all it's CHEAP. 'cuz i'm a Price Over Performance's person


Good

16 months ago.

Love This CPU had it for Ages!


Excellent

15 months ago.

Superb value, and it crushes almost everything i throw at it, ESPECIALLY when you compare PRICE to PERFORMANCE ratio... it's simply unbeatable. Cheers.


Excellent

14 months ago.

It is the goldilocks of CPUs in 2018, has just enough frequency, plenty of cores and threads and it's unlocked on relatively cheap motherboards.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Great CPU for its price, it powers through a lot of games and holds its own quite well in rendering and CPU intensive tasks. It can be overclocked relatively nicely, from its stock 3.4 I have mine up to 4.25 with a custom loop LC and it boosts to about 4.8. Huge step up from the ancient BullDozer architecture of the FX series


Excellent

11 months ago.

Use this CPU myself and it's great


Excellent

6 months ago.

the ryzen 5 2600 is a beast and so easy to overclock


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