Average Bench: 73.3% (331st of 1442)

Based on 179,588 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]

Poor: 67%Average: 73.3% Great: 81%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged 26.6% 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. Memory Latency 76.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 108Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 13.7%. 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 Speed 800Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 621Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 179,588 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.8 Memory 76.6 83.8
84.3 1-Core 108 118
163 2-Core 210 232
73.9% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
297 4-Core 377 446
508 8-Core 621 676
61% 499 Pts
Min Avg Max
676 64-Core 800 889
49.5% 800 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.6
1-Core 125
2-Core 251
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 740
77% 620 Pts
64-Core 738
46% 738 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 114
2-Core 230
80% 143 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 665
69% 555 Pts
64-Core 873
54% 873 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 118
2-Core 236
80% 144 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 720
72% 585 Pts
64-Core 904
56% 904 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 110
2-Core 214
73% 132 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 627
60% 495 Pts
64-Core 837
52% 837 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 108
2-Core 224
74% 135 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 624
58% 481 Pts
64-Core 812
50% 812 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 44%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $407

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 Comments

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

Added 6 years ago.

Poor

6 months ago.

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


Good

6 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Poor

23 months ago.

good price for excellent performance


Good

5 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

5 years ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

5 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

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

Bought at a ridiculous price and still doing the job !


Excellent

4 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

2 years 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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