Average Bench: 72.6% (306th of 1369)

Based on 387,625 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: 59%Average: 72.6% Great: 82%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged 27.3% 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. Memory Latency 76Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 107Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is 23%. 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 796Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 616Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 387,625 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.9 Memory 76 85.3
78.4 1-Core 107 118
152 2-Core 205 235
72.8% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 4-Core 373 450
488 8-Core 616 700
60.3% 494 Pts
Min Avg Max
638 64-Core 796 907
49.2% 796 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 80.8
1-Core 115
2-Core 225
78% 140 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 631
66% 531 Pts
64-Core 886
55% 886 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 119
2-Core 229
78% 141 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 670
67% 547 Pts
64-Core 916
57% 916 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 114
2-Core 216
76% 136 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 636
63% 514 Pts
64-Core 803
50% 803 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 103
2-Core 182
70% 121 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 546
52% 428 Pts
64-Core 792
49% 792 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.6
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 115
60% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 210
27% 204 Pts
64-Core 206
13% 206 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 11,647 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $78

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $602

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

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2 days ago.

userbenchmark are great - they cut clean through marketing BS


Good

4 months ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Poor

6 months 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

4 years ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

4 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

3 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

10 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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