Average Bench: 76.5% (216th of 1335)

Based on 720,163 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 23.4% 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 78.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is just 15.2%. 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 904Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 682Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 720,163 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.1 Memory 78.4 86.2
96.1 1-Core 108 115
181 2-Core 211 228
76.3% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
342 4-Core 401 447
590 8-Core 682 755
68.2% 542 Pts
Min Avg Max
742 64-Core 904 992
60.7% 904 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 122
2-Core 240
85% 148 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 784
78% 618 Pts
64-Core 1,046
70% 1,046 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 113
2-Core 222
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 708
73% 573 Pts
64-Core 937
63% 937 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 112
2-Core 222
78% 137 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 758
76% 604 Pts
64-Core 952
64% 952 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 111
2-Core 214
79% 136 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 688
68% 542 Pts
64-Core 980
66% 980 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $200 @ launch in Apr '18
AmazonUS $24612 days
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $669

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Good

21 days ago.

RYYYYYYYYYYZEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNN!


Terrible

1 month ago.

Good cpu, best price and performance!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

good price for excellent performance


Good

2 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

3 years ago.

Better for OC than its X version


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Very cheap but powerful


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

21 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

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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Awesome value CPU with solid performance at a low price


Good

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

4 days 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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