Average Bench: 76.3% (196th of 1307)

Based on 620,722 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]

Poor: 64%Average: 76.3% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged 23.6% 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 78.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 19.5%. 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 877Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 666Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 620,722 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.3 Memory 78.4 86.7
89.2 1-Core 108 116
168 2-Core 211 230
76.3% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
315 4-Core 400 454
531 8-Core 666 759
67.3% 533 Pts
Min Avg Max
710 64-Core 877 976
58.8% 877 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 114
2-Core 222
79% 138 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 714
73% 576 Pts
64-Core 924
62% 924 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 92.8
2-Core 228
74% 133 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 691
70% 556 Pts
64-Core 940
63% 940 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 672
67% 532 Pts
64-Core 809
54% 809 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 211
78% 134 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 655
66% 520 Pts
64-Core 900
60% 900 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 110
2-Core 212
76% 132 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 661
67% 532 Pts
64-Core 892
60% 892 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 57,552 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $589

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Good

15 hrs ago.

Experienced gamers avoid AMD for a reason... A bus company with drunk drivers can’t win long term users with paid reviews.


Good

27 days ago.

Good cpu, best price and performance!


Good

26 days ago.

RYYYYYYYYYYZEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNN!


Good

2 months ago.

very good very good good price


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

good price for excellent performance


Good

2 years 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.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

21 months ago.

Nice to see


Excellent

2 years ago.

dank


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 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 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

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Excellent

16 months ago.

Really good value processor.


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 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


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