Average Bench: 92.3% (29th of 1137)

Based on 15,695 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. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

Poor: 79%Average: 92.3% Great: 99%
Gaming 92%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation 84%
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Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged just 7.7% 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.


Multi Core Integer Speed 943Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 968Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 19.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Single Core Integer Speed 112Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 15,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.6 SC Int 112 120
105 SC Float 121 128
102 SC Mixed 117 124
93.5% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
356 QC Int 428 467
372 QC Float 460 503
365 QC Mixed 444 484
101% 444 Pts
Min Avg Max
856 MC Int 943 1,005
883 MC Float 974 1,034
871 MC Mixed 968 1,031
144% 962 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 481
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 994
MC Float 1026
MC Mixed 1,016
152% 1012 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 471
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 983
MC Float 1,021
MC Mixed 1014
151% 1,006 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 472
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 956
MC Float 988
MC Mixed 974
146% 972 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 117
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 446
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 955
MC Float 994
MC Mixed 984
146% 978 Pts
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Gaming 111%
Desktop 115%
Workstation 101%

Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 170% - Outstanding Total price: $611

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

Added 7 months ago.


10 days ago.

over 12nm was a nice improvement lets hope 12+ is better


5 days ago.

Extremely well priced. Released very recently and handles all games, media and web browsing extraordinarily. Never ran into any issues ready to play out of the box!


13 days ago.



7 days ago.

Very helpful


19 days ago.

The 2600X ist the Price/Performance Hero

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1 month ago.

Solid performance and great price


27 days ago.

it's just soo good for the money, at least in denmark.


7 months ago.


7 months ago.



5 months ago.

Really good performance per dollar


3 months ago.

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


10 days ago.

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

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