Average Bench: 77.4% (162nd of 1276)

Based on 558,833 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]

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged 22.6% 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 78.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 17%. 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 883Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 673Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 558,833 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.7 Memory 78.9 86.9
96.9 1-Core 109 117
183 2-Core 214 232
77.2% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
330 4-Core 408 456
583 8-Core 673 762
68.5% 541 Pts
Min Avg Max
725 64-Core 883 987
59.2% 883 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 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.1
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
81% 141 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 738
75% 592 Pts
64-Core 957
64% 957 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 121
2-Core 236
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 721
77% 597 Pts
64-Core 947
64% 947 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.7
1-Core 109
2-Core 191
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 644
65% 514 Pts
64-Core 856
57% 856 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 107
2-Core 195
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 718
67% 542 Pts
64-Core 916
62% 916 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 58.9
1-Core 48.8
2-Core 172
51% 93.1 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 670
59% 488 Pts
64-Core 934
63% 934 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 49,733 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $581

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

5 days ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

Best value cpu, great price in comparison to performances


Average

28 days ago.

Good cpu, best price and performance!


Excellent

27 days ago.

RYYYYYYYYYYZEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNN!


Poor

23 days ago.

Best budget cpu, aslo its extremely powerful


Excellent

1 day ago.

Wonderful processor for both desktop and workstation


Poor

3 months ago.

lo tengo y lo amo perriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii


Excellent

4 days 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

2 months ago.

very good very good good price


Good

17 days ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

4 days ago.

its a very good little processor, never heats up above 100C.


Good

1 month ago.

it does everything i need it to


Excellent

16 days ago.

It really is a good 1 I would recommend


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

tiene un buen precio y ofrece mucho


Excellent

3 months ago.

so far so good, it was cheap and it does the job


Excellent

13 months ago.

good price for excellent performance


Good

13 months ago.

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


Good

22 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

2 years ago.

Performance/price. Praise the competition


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

18 months ago.

Nice to see


Excellent

2 years ago.

dank


Excellent

12 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

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months 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

2 months ago.

Great performance for very little $$$


Excellent

2 years 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

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Excellent

13 months ago.

Really good value processor.


Good

6 months ago.

Great overclocking potential in combination with fast RAM and a decent cooling system.


Good

2 years ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

24 months ago.

cheap and good


Excellent

15 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

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

2 years ago.

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


Good

24 months ago.

Love This CPU had it for Ages!


Excellent

23 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

22 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

21 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

19 months ago.

Use this CPU myself and it's great


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


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