Average Bench: 80.7% (117th of 1265)

Based on 206,218 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: 71%Average: 80.7% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged just 19.3% 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 81Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 16.8%. 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 941Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 714Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 206,218 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.2 Memory 81 89.7
101 1-Core 116 123
192 2-Core 227 243
80.8% 141 Pts
Min Avg Max
354 4-Core 432 478
622 8-Core 714 796
72.6% 573 Pts
Min Avg Max
823 64-Core 941 1,016
63.2% 941 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 82.6
1-Core 122
2-Core 240
84% 148 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 725
77% 600 Pts
64-Core 1,000
67% 1,000 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 117
2-Core 232
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 718
73% 576 Pts
64-Core 1,007
68% 1,007 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 106
2-Core 213
80% 136 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 678
70% 550 Pts
64-Core 909
61% 909 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 105
2-Core 213
75% 132 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 637
66% 518 Pts
64-Core 871
58% 871 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in Apr '18
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Typical Ryzen 5 2600X Builds (Compare 43,750 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $959

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 Comments

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

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15 hrs ago.

One of the best processors for the price. Extremely good for gaming and anything else.


Good

4 days ago.

Much better than my old i5, but very often fills my 16GB RAM completely, where my old i5 rarely maxed my 12GB. Overall it is a great multi tasker, but still no match for google chrome. I love the multi tasking without the CPU struggling, but seems to struggle when it comes to per core crunch. I will likely upgrade to a Ryzen 5 or 7 4th gen next.


Poor

5 days ago.

i have it now for 2 Years and i´m happy with it


Good

1 month 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

1 month ago.

si se acompaña con una buena gpu va muy bien


Good

7 days ago.

Better vfm


Liked

2 days ago.

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Good

4 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

Cheap , Strong , Lovely God bless AMD and Ryzen


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

Cheap, good, gets the job done beautifully


Excellent

5 months ago.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Extremely fast and OCs very well.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Basically the 2600 but with a better chance of winning the silicon lobby. With its price being what it is I would recommend it for gaming and streaming..


Good

21 months ago.

pretty good for $200


Good

2 years ago.

Really good performance per dollar


Terrible

17 months ago.

This is worse than the i5


Poor

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Good

17 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

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 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

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

22 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

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

4 months ago.

Good to the price


Excellent

3 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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