Average Bench: 78.6% (53rd of 1184)

Based on 120,156 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 21.4% 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 18.6%. 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 726Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 120,156 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 1-Core 117 124
206 2-Core 230 244
82% 174 Pts
Min Avg Max
372 4-Core 443 482
624 8-Core 726 804
74.1% 584 Pts
Min Avg Max
826 64-Core 949 1,020
63.7% 949 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 240
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 795
80% 636 Pts
64-Core 998
67% 998 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 116
2-Core 228
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 790
79% 624 Pts
64-Core 984
66% 984 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 116
2-Core 231
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 726
75% 592 Pts
64-Core 963
65% 963 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 112
2-Core 223
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 743
75% 595 Pts
64-Core 948
64% 948 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,952,762 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 23,936 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $569

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 Comments

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

Added 18 months ago.

Excellent

22 days ago.

every game shutter lag and bad FPS


Excellent

28 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

dd


Good

17 days ago.

really very good CPU!!!!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

25 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

29 days ago.

Cheap and amazing performance.


Excellent

3 days ago.

si se acompaña con una buena gpu va muy bien


Excellent

1 month ago.

5/5


Excellent

19 days ago.

a beast 3


Excellent

29 days ago.

price/performance rate


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

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Excellent

1 month ago.

Cheap , Strong , Lovely God bless AMD and Ryzen


Excellent

22 days ago.

its


Poor

16 days ago.

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


Good

18 months ago.


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

Cheap, good, gets the job done beautifully


Excellent

29 days ago.


Excellent

30 days ago.

Extremely fast and OCs very well.


Excellent

18 months ago.

finally


Good

9 months ago.

pretty good for $200


Good

16 months ago.

Really good performance per dollar


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

5 months ago.

This is worse than the i5


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

Super good budget cpu. Great for gaming


Poor

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

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


Excellent

10 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

8 months ago.

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


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