Average Bench: 74.4% (72nd of 1182)

Based on 191,566 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 money, especially 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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Poor: 63%Average: 74.4% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 averaged 25.6% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 216Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is 20.4%. 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 905Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 692Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 191,566 samples)
Min Avg Max
99 1-Core 110 118
186 2-Core 216 236
77.1% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
348 4-Core 419 470
602 8-Core 692 789
70.3% 555 Pts
Min Avg Max
777 64-Core 905 1,007
60.8% 905 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 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
85% 179 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 741
78% 611 Pts
64-Core 931
62% 931 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 244
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 739
77% 602 Pts
64-Core 998
67% 998 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 219
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 656
64% 515 Pts
64-Core 916
62% 916 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 194
72% 150 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 650
62% 499 Pts
64-Core 872
59% 872 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 202
71% 152 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 604
59% 469 Pts
64-Core 811
54% 811 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,493,799 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600 Builds (Compare 19,362 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $559

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 Comments

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

Added 16 months ago.

Poor

18 hrs ago.

bes cpu i ever owned such good price to performance. GO TEAM RED


Excellent

16 days ago.

best perf per dollar CPU in 2018


Excellent

6 days ago.

very good quality, very good price for today!


Excellent

1 day ago.

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Excellent

7 days ago.

This is a Legend Prozessor for this Price


Poor

1 month ago.

Very fast, doesn't heat up a lot like my old intel core i5


Excellent

6 days ago.

dsdsd


Excellent

15 days ago.

Great performance for value especially when you take into account the power usage. Got one for my daughter and now one for myself. Replacing my 8 YO i7 2600K mainly because the inability to get a modern MOBO for my older processor.


Excellent

6 days ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Rapido y confiable. Precio calidad un 10


Good

3 days ago.

Wonderful processor for both desktop and workstation


Excellent

13 hrs ago.

Better than Intel with the same price


Excellent

20 hrs ago.

High value within cheaper price, excellent for non-OC users.


Excellent

28 days ago.

Exelente procesador con un bajo precio para su rendimiento


Good

4 hrs ago.

Best price to performance CPU overall.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Super affordable, powerful, overclockable, amazing CPU.


Excellent

17 days ago.

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


Excellent

29 days ago.

I think it's best value for money.


Excellent

1 day ago.

it does everything i need it to


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.


Excellent

9 months ago.

tiene un buen precio y ofrece mucho


Excellent

16 months ago.

finally


Good

5 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

10 months ago.

Performance/price. Praise the competition


Excellent

2 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great processor.


Excellent

8 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

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

30 days ago.

great for the money, can't be beaten


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

1 month ago.

Nice to see


Excellent

6 months ago.

AMD YES!


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Good

15 months ago.

I own it :)


Excellent

8 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

7 months ago.

dank


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

cheap and good


Excellent

15 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

10 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

Love This CPU had it for Ages!


Excellent

6 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

5 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

3 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

1 month ago.

Use this CPU myself and it's great


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