Average Bench: 87.6% (47th of 1143)

Based on 36,766 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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Poor: 76%Average: 87.6% Great: 97%
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged just 12.4% 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 895Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 921Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is 20.3%. 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 36,766 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.3 SC Int 106 115
102 SC Float 115 125
97.8 SC Mixed 110 120
88.4% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
343 QC Int 407 454
356 QC Float 438 493
350 QC Mixed 422 473
95.7% 422 Pts
Min Avg Max
812 MC Int 895 985
839 MC Float 928 1,025
833 MC Mixed 921 1,019
137% 915 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 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 484
110% 485 Pts
MC Int 1,007
MC Float 1,048
MC Mixed 1,040
155% 1,032 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 456
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 956
MC Float 992
MC Mixed 980
146% 976 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 108
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 429
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 919
MC Float 968
MC Mixed 950
142% 946 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
80% 99.9 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 399
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 820
MC Float 852
MC Mixed 848
126% 840 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 101
80% 99.6 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 340
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 816
MC Float 848
MC Mixed 855
126% 839 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 5,935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 156% - Outstanding Total price: $769

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 Comments

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

Added 8 months ago.

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1 hr ago.

outstanding CPU everyone should buy


Excellent

1 day ago.

best buy ever


Excellent

20 hrs ago.

cheap an good


Good

2 days ago.

хорошая производительность + цена/качество, лучше i7 7700


Good

4 days ago.

Because AMD is better than Intel for the moment


Good

7 days ago.

nice


Excellent

1 day ago.

good


Excellent

2 days ago.

cheap fast and a good overclocker


Good

6 days ago.

yeh it good


Excellent

3 hrs ago.

good performance. low cost.


Excellent

13 days ago.


Poor

23 days ago.

Wonderful processor for both desktop and workstation


Good

24 days ago.

Rapido y confiable. Precio calidad un 10


Excellent

2 days ago.

Better than Intel with the same price


Excellent

5 days ago.

rly cool!!!!!!!


Good

1 month ago.

Super affordable, powerful, overclockable, amazing CPU.


Excellent

17 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.


Excellent

2 days ago.

it cheap and fast for it price


Excellent

7 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

tiene un buen precio y ofrece mucho


Excellent

8 months ago.

finally


Excellent

1 month ago.

Performance/price. Praise the competition


Excellent

5 days 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

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Good

7 months ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

8 days 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

6 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

1 month ago.

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


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