Average Bench: 77.6% (160th of 1265)

Based on 473,453 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 22.3% 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 79.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 18.2%. 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 891Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 676Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 473,453 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.8 Memory 79.4 88
94.9 1-Core 109 118
176 2-Core 213 235
77.1% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
328 4-Core 408 459
573 8-Core 676 766
68.6% 542 Pts
Min Avg Max
760 64-Core 891 993
59.8% 891 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 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 112
2-Core 222
81% 140 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 706
73% 575 Pts
64-Core 925
62% 925 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 112
2-Core 224
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 724
74% 583 Pts
64-Core 934
63% 934 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 111
2-Core 217
81% 139 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 673
67% 534 Pts
64-Core 912
61% 912 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 110
2-Core 214
77% 134 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 652
67% 526 Pts
64-Core 879
59% 879 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 73
1-Core 108
2-Core 212
75% 131 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 628
63% 501 Pts
64-Core 869
58% 869 Pts
473,453 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,634,477 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Apr '18
EbayUS $1491 min
AmazonUS $15522 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 33,076 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $489

Popular Ryzen 5 2600 compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

awesome


Excellent

5 days ago.

its done me well for the price. highly recomend if you find it anywhere. or just save your money and get 3600.


Good

27 days ago.

I have it for 2 months now, anything works without problems and quickly asf. Buy it


Excellent

1 month ago.

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is massively better than the Intel Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential. The Core i5-9400F 6-Core was released less than a year after the Ryzen 5 2600, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games. Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).


Poor

2 days ago.

good


Good

6 days ago.

its a very good cpu


Good

6 days ago.

Best value cpu, great price in comparison to performances


Good

13 days ago.

Good cpu, best price and performance!


Good

5 days ago.

Best budget cpu, aslo its extremely powerful


Terrible

10 days ago.

Wonderful processor for both desktop and workstation


Excellent

5 hrs ago.

Wonderful CPU, for both, gaming as well as professional workloads. Represents great value and performance.


Poor

1 hr ago.

lo tengo y lo amo perriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii


Good

5 days ago.

i like it cuz its the best for budget and best for gaming even a rtx 2080 super bottel necked only from 8% so yea #DEMOLISHINTEL


Poor

12 days ago.

There isn't better for this money :D


Terrible

14 days ago.

very good very good good price


Good

2 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

69/nice amd good


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

it does everything i need it to


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

tiene un buen precio y ofrece mucho


Good

26 days ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

good price for excellent performance


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Definitely a good value option. Good performance for around $130. Have one in my own build and boy does it do well. Really a steal to be honest.


Good

19 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

23 months ago.

Performance/price. Praise the competition


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

Great processor.


Excellent

22 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

24 months ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

14 months ago.

Nice to see


Excellent

21 months ago.

dank


Excellent

8 months 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

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months 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

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

22 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

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

cheap and good


Excellent

12 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

9 months ago.

Really good value processor.


Excellent

2 years 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

23 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

Love This CPU had it for Ages!


Excellent

20 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

18 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

17 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

15 months ago.

Use this CPU myself and it's great


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Your
opinion?
1265 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $189Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback