Average Bench: 75% (88th of 1197)

Based on 245,199 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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Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged 24.9% 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 110Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 217Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 18.5%. 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 906Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 694Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 245,199 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.5 1-Core 110 118
186 2-Core 217 236
77.2% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
340 4-Core 419 470
604 8-Core 694 782
70.4% 557 Pts
Min Avg Max
794 64-Core 906 1,003
60.8% 906 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 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 115
2-Core 226
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 762
77% 607 Pts
64-Core 940
63% 940 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 113
2-Core 208
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 660
69% 540 Pts
64-Core 886
60% 886 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 226
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 690
69% 547 Pts
64-Core 936
63% 936 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 214
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 624
62% 490 Pts
64-Core 842
56% 842 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 207
72% 154 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 576
60% 470 Pts
64-Core 765
51% 765 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,718,290 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 25,468 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $549

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 Comments

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

Added 19 months ago.

Good

1 day ago.

Best cpu ever lol


Good

4 days ago.

Easily overclockable and cheap af


Excellent

7 days ago.

best perf per dollar CPU in 2018


Excellent

2 days ago.

very good quality, very good price for today!


Excellent

4 days ago.

adam bular


Good

20 hrs ago.

Great CPU Price and performance


Good

3 days ago.

This is a Legend Prozessor for this Price


Good

13 days ago.

Best value cpu, great price in comparison to performances


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

bad cpu i own it


Excellent

2 days ago.

I like it


Excellent

22 days ago.


Good

4 days ago.

Rapido y confiable. Precio calidad un 10


Excellent

1 month ago.

Wonderful processor for both desktop and workstation


Excellent

26 days ago.

aaa


Excellent

19 days ago.

Best bang for the buck CPU.


Good

8 days ago.

5/5


Good

28 days ago.

Exelente procesador con un bajo precio para su rendimiento


Excellent

15 days ago.

Better


Excellent

2 days ago.

Best price to performance CPU overall.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Super affordable, powerful, overclockable, amazing CPU.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 days ago.

I think it's best value for money.


Good

8 days ago.

it does everything i need it to


Good

6 days ago.

its hella good


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.


Excellent

28 days ago.

yes


Good

29 days ago.

so lame


Excellent

1 month ago.

tiene un buen precio y ofrece mucho


Excellent

19 months ago.

finally


Good

8 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

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

Performance/price. Praise the competition


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Great processor.


Excellent

3 months ago.

great for the money, can't be beaten


Excellent

11 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

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

4 months ago.

Nice to see


Excellent

9 months ago.

AMD YES!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

dank


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Good

18 months ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

11 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

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

cheap and good


Excellent

17 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

12 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

Love This CPU had it for Ages!


Excellent

9 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

7 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

6 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

4 months ago.

Use this CPU myself and it's great


Excellent

1 month 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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