Average Bench: 78.9% (50th of 1182)

Based on 103,325 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]

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Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged 21.0% 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. Dual Core Mixed Speed 230Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 17.8%. 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 Mixed Speed 956Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 730Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 103,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 1-Core 117 124
202 2-Core 230 245
82% 174 Pts
Min Avg Max
375 4-Core 444 482
648 8-Core 730 810
74.4% 587 Pts
Min Avg Max
859 64-Core 956 1,030
64.2% 956 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 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 841
84% 669 Pts
64-Core 1,051
71% 1,051 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 126
2-Core 246
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 798
81% 640 Pts
64-Core 1023
69% 1023 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 117
2-Core 230
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 728
75% 588 Pts
64-Core 959
64% 959 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 115
2-Core 229
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 696
73% 570 Pts
64-Core 913
61% 913 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 220
81% 169 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 720
72% 570 Pts
64-Core 999
67% 999 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 18,924 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $604

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 Comments

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

Added 16 months ago.

Terrible

1 month ago.

every game shutter lag and bad FPS


Good

20 days ago.

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


Poor

19 days ago.

The price is wrong. Market price is around 950 Ron = 210 Euro


Good

12 days ago.

Cheap and amazing performance.


Excellent

17 days ago.

demaciada brecha de precio por un rendimiento muy similar casi invisible


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

30 days ago.

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Good

19 days ago.

Cheap , Strong , Lovely God bless AMD and Ryzen


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

15 days ago.

Very versatile, works for pretty much any task, good price. Perfect for any budget build


Good

16 months ago.


Excellent

23 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.


Excellent

16 days ago.

Extremely fast and OCs very well.


Excellent

16 months ago.

finally


Good

7 months ago.

pretty good for $200


Good

14 months ago.

Really good performance per dollar


Terrible

3 months ago.

This is worse than the i5


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

Super good budget cpu. Great for gaming


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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

6 months ago.

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


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