Average Bench: 78.4% (182nd of 1323)

Based on 331,420 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]

Good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged 21.6% 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 114Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 79Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 18.5%. 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 951Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 714Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 331,420 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.8 Memory 79 87.8
96.8 1-Core 114 122
183 2-Core 221 241
79.1% 138 Pts
Min Avg Max
337 4-Core 418 470
615 8-Core 714 789
71.3% 566 Pts
Min Avg Max
813 64-Core 951 1,034
63.9% 951 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 116
2-Core 229
82% 143 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 721
73% 580 Pts
64-Core 991
66% 991 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 115
2-Core 228
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 719
70% 562 Pts
64-Core 988
66% 988 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 121
2-Core 217
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 738
73% 580 Pts
64-Core 1003
67% 1003 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
77% 134 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 670
67% 529 Pts
64-Core 719
48% 719 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 101
2-Core 208
73% 128 Pts
4-Core 388
8-Core 676
67% 532 Pts
64-Core 923
62% 923 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $230 @ launch in Apr '18
EbayUS $27515 mins
AmazonUS $2994 days
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 100,673 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,078

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 Comments

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

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16 days ago.

its pretty old and barley there


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

1 month 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

16 months ago.

si se acompaña con una buena gpu va muy bien


Excellent

12 months ago.

Cheap , Strong , Lovely God bless AMD and Ryzen


Good

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Cheap, good, gets the job done beautifully


Excellent

14 months ago.

Extremely fast and OCs very well.


Good

2 years ago.

pretty good for $200


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

This is worse than the i5


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Super good budget cpu. Great for gaming


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

20 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

18 months ago.

Good to the price


Excellent

17 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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