Average Bench: 87.7% (49th of 1146)

Based on 72,319 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 money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged just 12.3% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 893Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 918Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is 22.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 106Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 72,319 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.5 SC Int 106 116
98.3 SC Float 115 126
95.9 SC Mixed 110 120
88.4% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
335 QC Int 408 457
349 QC Float 438 497
346 QC Mixed 423 475
95.8% 423 Pts
Min Avg Max
780 MC Int 893 986
828 MC Float 928 1,031
795 MC Mixed 918 1,023
137% 913 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 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 471
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 979
MC Float 1013
MC Mixed 992
149% 995 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 464
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 918
MC Float 964
MC Mixed 975
143% 952 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 453
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 937
MC Float 975
MC Mixed 968
144% 960 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 49.1
SC Float 83
SC Mixed 103
63% 78.4 Pts
QC Int 301
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 363
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 911
MC Float 973
MC Mixed 967
142% 950 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,804,268 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 5,307 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $632

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 Comments

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

Added 10 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 hrs ago.

Helped a friend build a PC with this. Solid processor that can game and stream.


Good

3 days ago.

Running at 4.2GHz, boosting to 4.6GHz. Best value for money.


Excellent

2 hrs ago.

хорошая производительность + цена/качество, лучше i7 7700


Excellent

1 day ago.

Good


Good

2 days ago.

Best cpu for budget workstation. It's cheap and works like a charm.


Excellent

10 days ago.

Very good for price 3.


Excellent

5 days ago.

excelent performance/price


Excellent

4 days ago.

performance and price are good. Intel has good performance for games, but is very expensive


Excellent

5 days ago.

cheap fast and a good overclocker


Excellent

1 day ago.

Best and Cheap


Excellent

5 days ago.

I own this cpu for two months now and is a total beast in multitask.


Good

3 days ago.

Good priced CPU


Excellent

4 days ago.

good performance. low cost.


Excellent

22 hrs ago.

Very good cpu for your money!


Excellent

18 days ago.


Excellent

12 days ago.

lol


Excellent

4 days ago.

Rapido y confiable. Precio calidad un 10


Poor

7 days ago.

Wonderful processor for both desktop and workstation


Poor

3 days ago.

가격이 좋음


Excellent

16 days ago.

Better than Intel with the same price


Excellent

20 days ago.

rly cool!!!!!!!


Excellent

25 days ago.

Foda!


Excellent

8 days ago.

cuz its gud


Good

1 month ago.

Super affordable, powerful, overclockable, amazing CPU.


Excellent

9 days ago.

oof


Excellent

2 days ago.

more fps


Good

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

so much bang for your buck, it's almost crazy!


Excellent

11 days ago.

it cheap and fast for it price


Good

10 months ago.


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

The best choice on the market


Excellent

12 days ago.

cheaper and powerful


Excellent

2 days ago.

Really good value cpu


Excellent

3 months ago.

tiene un buen precio y ofrece mucho


Excellent

10 months ago.

finally


Excellent

4 months ago.

Performance/price. Praise the competition


Excellent

2 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

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

7 days ago.

AMD YES!


Good

9 months ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

2 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

1 month ago.

dank


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

27 days ago.

cheap and good


Excellent

8 months 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

3 months ago.

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


Good

29 days ago.

Love This CPU had it for Ages!


Excellent

9 days 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.


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