Average Bench: 74% (263rd of 1385)

Based on 142,983 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00800F82 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six-Core Processor

The 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. Even though the 2600X 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: 64%Average: 74% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged 25.9% 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 76.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 112Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is 21.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 828Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 643Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 142,983 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.5 Memory 76.4 85.1
84 1-Core 112 125
163 2-Core 214 247
75.1% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
301 4-Core 386 479
522 8-Core 643 729
62.7% 514 Pts
Min Avg Max
676 64-Core 828 946
51.3% 828 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 127
2-Core 243
84% 151 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 712
75% 601 Pts
64-Core 891
55% 891 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 118
2-Core 223
81% 143 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 677
67% 549 Pts
64-Core 825
51% 825 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 126
2-Core 252
83% 152 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 705
70% 571 Pts
64-Core 903
56% 903 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 107
2-Core 209
73% 130 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 633
61% 501 Pts
64-Core 848
52% 848 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $230 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 18,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $697

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

8 days ago.

the overclocking is pretty good just not worth the money


Excellent

24 months ago.

best price for performance , join amd store mi (y)


Excellent

1 month ago.

I saw that in your website amd’s cpus are under rated. Plz fix it. Intel’s ones are over rated, you can also see the proufe on youtube.


Good

2 years ago.

si se acompaña con una buena gpu va muy bien


Excellent

2 years ago.

Cheap , Strong , Lovely God bless AMD and Ryzen


Good

13 months ago.

Your such a f**ing Good Processor, I love it


Good

4 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

Faster, more stable and cheaper than it's intel competition.


Excellent

2 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Cheap, good, gets the job done beautifully


Terrible

12 months ago.

Extremely fast and OCs very well.


Good

4 years ago.

pretty good for $200


Terrible

3 years ago.

This is worse than the i5


Poor

3 years ago.

Awful for 1080p gaming unless it is paired with a weak GPU, plus it picky with RAM and overclocks very poorly.


Good

3 years ago.

Super good budget cpu. Great for gaming


Excellent

4 years ago.

Works wonderful, worth the buck, perfect for a nice high end rig


Excellent

4 years ago.

By far best CPU in the 200 € range, excellent for gaming with 3.000+ MHz RAM


Excellent

3 years ago.

Can be overcloked, 10% better than 8700k in multi-core, 10% under in single core. But at 4.3 Ghz, I have better results than my 4790k at 4.9Ghz, with the same 1060 6GB video card excellent results and 50% more efficient than the 4790k at 4.9 with the 6 cores active, and it is sensible


Excellent

4 years ago.

Sick...Too sick...paired up with NZXT X62 cooler....Sick....4.3 gigaHURTS….sick


Excellent

3 years ago.

Cheap and has pretty good performance, the best mid tier CPU alongside its non-X version.


Excellent

4 years ago.

I have it. Although it was a little difficult to match the 3600 ram, i did it and the think goes CRAZY!


Excellent

3 years ago.

i have him already it deserves every last euro i spent for it


Excellent

2 years ago.

This is a phenomenal CPU for the money. Of course the next gen Ryzen is out now, making it slightly obsolete, but still a fantastic bang for the buck performance unit.


Good

2 years ago.

Good to the price


Excellent

2 years ago.

Just tested at 91.4 the fastest 2600X score here. Beats most 3600 and it was an insane $89.00 on sale at Micro Center Jan 2020. Scored better than the 3600 on CPUZ single and multi verified as well. I think I have the worlds first unofficial 2600XT.


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