Average Bench: 80.1% (129th of 1276)

Based on 251,971 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: 70%Average: 80.1% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged just 19.8% 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 116Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 80.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 17%. 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 939Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 715Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 251,971 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.6 Memory 80.3 88.4
101 1-Core 116 124
190 2-Core 227 244
80.7% 141 Pts
Min Avg Max
347 4-Core 430 479
614 8-Core 715 794
72.4% 572 Pts
Min Avg Max
800 64-Core 939 1,019
63% 939 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 122
2-Core 241
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 810
81% 644 Pts
64-Core 1,005
68% 1,005 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 120
2-Core 230
83% 145 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 721
75% 590 Pts
64-Core 979
66% 979 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 113
2-Core 222
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 722
74% 583 Pts
64-Core 928
62% 928 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 117
2-Core 223
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 696
70% 553 Pts
64-Core 936
63% 936 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $230 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 67,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $961

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Good

7 hrs ago.

Experienced gamers avoid AMD for a reason... A bus company with drunk drivers can’t win long term users with paid reviews.


Excellent

12 days ago.

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


Good

12 days 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

5 months ago.

si se acompaña con una buena gpu va muy bien


Liked

13 days ago.

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Good

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Cheap , Strong , Lovely God bless AMD and Ryzen


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

Cheap, good, gets the job done beautifully


Excellent

9 months ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Extremely fast and OCs very well.


Excellent

1 month ago.

For 125$ this CPU is one of the best VFM chips at this price point. It is a 6core-12threaded CPU with good OC and excellent performance.


Good

2 years ago.

pretty good for $200


Good

2 years ago.

Really good performance per dollar


Excellent

30 days ago.

Having a better first time than with 1700x Super fast super powerful. Dont let the age and tier fool you


Terrible

20 months ago.

This is worse than the i5


Poor

16 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

Super good budget cpu. Great for gaming


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

20 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

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months 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

8 months ago.

Good to the price


Excellent

7 months 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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