Average Bench: 79.2% (160th of 1316)

Based on 318,546 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 20.8% 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 114Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 79.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 17.4%. 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 930Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 706Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 318,546 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.6 Memory 79.5 87.9
96.1 1-Core 114 123
181 2-Core 223 242
79.6% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
338 4-Core 424 476
615 8-Core 706 787
71.4% 565 Pts
Min Avg Max
794 64-Core 930 1,009
62.4% 930 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 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.8
1-Core 123
2-Core 242
87% 152 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 688
75% 582 Pts
64-Core 893
60% 893 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 120
2-Core 240
82% 145 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 757
78% 615 Pts
64-Core 967
65% 967 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 105
2-Core 225
78% 137 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 672
71% 554 Pts
64-Core 865
58% 865 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 119
2-Core 233
80% 142 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 695
73% 573 Pts
64-Core 910
61% 910 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 116
2-Core 203
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 642
61% 493 Pts
64-Core 937
63% 937 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $230 @ launch in Apr '18
EbayUS $2001 min
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 93,694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,010

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

4 days ago.

its pretty old and barley there


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

super fast not only for gaming but video editing and modeling. if u are using only for gaming then i would suggest intel 9400f


Excellent

3 months 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

13 months ago.

si se acompaña con una buena gpu va muy bien


Good

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Cheap , Strong , Lovely God bless AMD and Ryzen


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.


Excellent

22 months ago.

Cheap, good, gets the job done beautifully


Excellent

11 months ago.

Extremely fast and OCs very well.


Good

2 years ago.

pretty good for $200


Excellent

9 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

24 months 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

2 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

23 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

17 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

16 months ago.

Good to the price


Excellent

15 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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