Average Bench: 79.5% (66th of 1206)

Based on 130,327 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 pure 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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Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged 20.5% 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 118Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 231Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 15.4%. 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 955Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 731Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 130,327 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 1-Core 118 124
203 2-Core 231 244
82.1% 174 Pts
Min Avg Max
363 4-Core 442 483
645 8-Core 731 810
74.2% 587 Pts
Min Avg Max
841 64-Core 955 1,020
64.1% 955 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 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 768
79% 624 Pts
64-Core 1,026
69% 1,026 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 234
83% 176 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 734
77% 604 Pts
64-Core 964
65% 964 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 237
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 758
78% 612 Pts
64-Core 1,002
67% 1,002 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 461
8-Core 766
78% 614 Pts
64-Core 998
67% 998 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 662
69% 541 Pts
64-Core 888
60% 888 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,610,001 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 30,125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $569

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 Comments

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

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3 days ago.

great CPU amazing price out perform many friends who have spent more on pre-used parts!


Terrible

4 days ago.

good quality


Excellent

2 months ago.

every game shutter lag and bad FPS


Terrible

3 days ago.

super good


Excellent

5 days ago.

oc to 4.1ghz in bios..I have no instaled the programe boost ect on the OS , 3200mhz and i have rank 99% faSter than other 2600x... :p


Good

24 days ago.

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


Good

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

29 days ago.

ottimo processore buone qualità prezzo prestazioni


Poor

11 days ago.

i love the work of ryzen ,and i quite cheaper then intel


Excellent

1 month ago.

Cheap and amazing performance.


Excellent

7 days ago.

si se acompaña con una buena gpu va muy bien


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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Excellent

3 months ago.

Cheap , Strong , Lovely God bless AMD and Ryzen


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Cheap, good, gets the job done beautifully


Excellent

2 months ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Extremely fast and OCs very well.


Excellent

9 days ago.

equal performance to the 9400F but for $20 less as of writing this review


Good

11 months ago.

pretty good for $200


Good

18 months ago.

Really good performance per dollar


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Terrible

7 months ago.

This is worse than the i5


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

Super good budget cpu. Great for gaming


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 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

10 months ago.

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


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