Average Bench: 74.7% (69th of 1184)

Based on 222,905 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. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Poor: 63%Average: 74.7% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged 25.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 217Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is 20.9%. 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 905Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 695Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 222,905 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.2 1-Core 110 120
188 2-Core 217 239
77.1% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
350 4-Core 421 473
607 8-Core 695 787
70.7% 558 Pts
Min Avg Max
788 64-Core 905 1,016
60.7% 905 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 740
77% 606 Pts
64-Core 996
67% 996 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 112
2-Core 220
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 683
72% 560 Pts
64-Core 918
62% 918 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 220
79% 167 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 694
72% 563 Pts
64-Core 824
55% 824 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 116
2-Core 239
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 731
72% 577 Pts
64-Core 940
63% 940 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
77% 163 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 653
69% 536 Pts
64-Core 881
59% 881 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,982,629 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 23,757 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $529

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 Comments

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

Added 18 months ago.

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11 hrs ago.

great cpu for the price point it is now.


Excellent

10 hrs ago.

6 12


Excellent

1 hr ago.

sick


Excellent

7 days ago.

best perf per dollar CPU in 2018


Excellent

15 hrs ago.

very good quality, very good price for today!


Excellent

3 days ago.

adam bular


Excellent

5 days ago.

Great CPU Price and performance


Excellent

14 hrs ago.

This is a Legend Prozessor for this Price


Excellent

7 days ago.

Very fast, doesn't heat up a lot like my old intel core i5


Excellent

13 days ago.

it is very cheap, and cant expect more for 130 euros


Good

7 hrs ago.

great processor


Excellent

7 days ago.


Excellent

26 days ago.

Rapido y confiable. Precio calidad un 10


Excellent

19 days ago.

Wonderful processor for both desktop and workstation


Excellent

20 days ago.

Best bang for the buck CPU.


Good

6 days ago.

aaa


Good

5 days ago.

5/5


Good

1 hr ago.

Exelente procesador con un bajo precio para su rendimiento


Excellent

1 month ago.

Better


Excellent

16 days ago.

Best price to performance CPU overall.


Excellent

29 days ago.

Super affordable, powerful, overclockable, amazing CPU.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

7 days ago.

I think it's best value for money.


Excellent

1 month ago.

it does everything i need it to


Excellent

18 days ago.

its hella good


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

18 months ago.


Excellent

17 hrs ago.

yes


Good

1 day ago.

so lame


Excellent

21 days ago.

tiene un buen precio y ofrece mucho


Excellent

18 months ago.

finally


Good

7 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

5 months ago.

Amazing cpu for the price, great overclocking potential, amazing multitasking!


Excellent

12 months ago.

Performance/price. Praise the competition


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Great processor.


Excellent

2 months ago.

great for the money, can't be beaten


Excellent

10 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

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

3 months ago.

Nice to see


Excellent

8 months ago.

AMD YES!


Excellent

15 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Good

17 months ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

10 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

9 months ago.

dank


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

cheap and good


Excellent

16 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

11 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

Love This CPU had it for Ages!


Excellent

8 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

6 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

5 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

3 months ago.

Use this CPU myself and it's great


Excellent

9 days 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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