Average Bench: 75.3% (91st of 1206)

Based on 299,991 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]

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Poor: 65%Average: 75.3% Great: 82%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged 24.7% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 111Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 217Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 17.1%. 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 907Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 694Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 299,991 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 1-Core 111 118
189 2-Core 217 236
77.4% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
349 4-Core 420 471
616 8-Core 694 783
70.5% 557 Pts
Min Avg Max
803 64-Core 907 1,002
60.9% 907 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 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 832
83% 661 Pts
64-Core 1,046
70% 1,046 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 117
2-Core 228
82% 173 Pts
4-Core 461
8-Core 722
75% 591 Pts
64-Core 992
67% 992 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 115
2-Core 221
80% 168 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 692
70% 554 Pts
64-Core 912
61% 912 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 213
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 730
73% 579 Pts
64-Core 889
60% 889 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,129,006 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 31,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $505

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 Comments

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

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15 hrs ago.

Pro gamers avoid AMD for a reason...


Excellent

20 hrs ago.

fantastic processor great value


Excellent

3 days ago.

This CPU is awesome just like AMD. Keep it up AMD


Excellent

1 month ago.

best perf per dollar CPU in 2018


Excellent

20 hrs ago.

très performant pour le gta rp


Excellent

21 hrs ago.

Best value cpu, great price in comparison to performances


Excellent

1 day ago.

amazing performance for the price


Excellent

1 day ago.

i like amd and it is cheap


Good

11 days ago.


Excellent

21 days ago.

Best budget cpu, aslo its extremely powerful


Excellent

25 days ago.

Wonderful processor for both desktop and workstation


Good

3 days ago.

cheaper and works very well with variety of games


Excellent

4 hrs ago.

There isn't better for this money :D


Good

1 day ago.

Best price to performance CPU overall.


Good

20 days ago.

Super affordable, powerful, overclockable, amazing CPU.


Excellent

25 days ago.

very good very good good price


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

It is the cpu for its price and specs than i5 9400f


Good

5 days ago.

it does everything i need it to


Excellent

26 days ago.

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


Good

22 months ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

i have it and its runs every today game and its very fast


Excellent

1 month ago.

tiene un buen precio y ofrece mucho


Excellent

1 month ago.

good price for excellent performance


Good

1 month ago.

6 cores 12 thread at sub-150 price is a surprisingly good CPU at that price range.


Good

10 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

15 months ago.

Performance/price. Praise the competition


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Great processor.


Excellent

6 months ago.

great for the money, can't be beaten


Excellent

13 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

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

6 months ago.

Nice to see


Excellent

5 days ago.

A good processor for mid-range build. Just a little bit weak at gaming than Core i5-8400 or other processors from Intel.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

dank


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Good

20 months ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

13 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

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

cheap and good


Excellent

3 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Really good value processor.


Excellent

20 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

15 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

Love This CPU had it for Ages!


Excellent

11 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

10 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

9 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

7 months ago.

Use this CPU myself and it's great


Excellent

2 months ago.

the ryzen 5 2600 is a beast and so easy to overclock


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