Average Bench: 75.4% (249th of 1355)

Based on 803,461 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 24.6% 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 78Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 16.6%. 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 886Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 667Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 803,461 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.9 Memory 78 85.3
89.4 1-Core 106 114
173 2-Core 207 225
75.4% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
323 4-Core 391 442
548 8-Core 667 742
66.7% 529 Pts
Min Avg Max
701 64-Core 886 982
59.4% 886 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 80.9
1-Core 111
2-Core 215
78% 136 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 701
69% 551 Pts
64-Core 952
64% 952 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 112
2-Core 223
78% 137 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 728
73% 578 Pts
64-Core 978
66% 978 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 104
2-Core 212
73% 129 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 673
68% 540 Pts
64-Core 915
61% 915 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 104
2-Core 206
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 632
64% 503 Pts
64-Core 753
51% 753 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $574

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

good price for excellent performance


Good

3 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

3 years ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

3 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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Good

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

5 months ago.

This processor has been sitting on my motherboard for 4 years now and has never given any problems. It has always been free of lags or processor problems.


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