Average Bench: 81.9% (98th of 1239)

Based on 171,252 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]

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Poor: 72%Average: 81.9% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged just 18.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 82.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 17.1%. 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 Mixed Speed 949Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 723Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 171,252 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.8 Memory 82.1 90.1
103 1-Core 117 123
191 2-Core 228 244
81.7% 142 Pts
Min Avg Max
358 4-Core 439 481
632 8-Core 723 801
73.6% 581 Pts
Min Avg Max
814 64-Core 949 1,016
63.7% 949 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 120
2-Core 237
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 785
79% 627 Pts
64-Core 985
66% 985 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 118
2-Core 235
82% 144 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 683
71% 556 Pts
64-Core 982
66% 982 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.4
1-Core 113
2-Core 212
75% 132 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 655
64% 512 Pts
64-Core 861
58% 861 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.8
1-Core 114
2-Core 192
73% 126 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 686
64% 518 Pts
64-Core 914
61% 914 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,546,853 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in Apr '18
AmazonUS $1932 days
EbayUS $19824 mins
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 57,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $652

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 Comments

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

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Good (edit your comment) Add link

7 hrs ago.

AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it


Poor

25 days ago.

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


Poor

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.


Excellent

17 days ago.

i dont like AMD but the ryzen series are much better then the older series from AMD


Excellent

5 months ago.

si se acompaña con una buena gpu va muy bien


Liked

3 months ago.

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Good

9 days ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

Cheap , Strong , Lovely God bless AMD and Ryzen


Excellent

2 months ago.

I have used this great prosessor for 2,5 years now. Love it


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Cheap, good, gets the job done beautifully


Excellent

1 month ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Extremely fast and OCs very well.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Basically the 2600 but with a better chance of winning the silicon lobby. With its price being what it is I would recommend it for gaming and streaming..


Good

16 months ago.

pretty good for $200


Good

23 months ago.

Really good performance per dollar


Excellent

16 months ago.

No OC needed, easily runs undervolted, Performance exceptionally good - even better with fast RAM.


Terrible

12 months ago.

This is worse than the i5


Excellent

18 months ago.

it boost all of it cores, as we expected, truly, little devil...


Good

12 months ago.

Super good budget cpu. Great for gaming


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months 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

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

5 days ago.

Good to the price


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