Average Bench: 92.3% (35th of 1143)

Based on 24,070 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]

Poor: 80%Average: 92.3% Great: 99%
Gaming 92%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation 84%
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Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X averaged just 7.6% 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.


Multi Core Integer Speed 935Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 959Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is just 19.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Single Core Integer Speed 113Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 118Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 24,070 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 SC Int 113 120
110 SC Float 122 129
105 SC Mixed 118 124
94.1% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
360 QC Int 430 467
371 QC Float 459 502
365 QC Mixed 444 483
101% 444 Pts
Min Avg Max
824 MC Int 935 1,000
851 MC Float 967 1,034
849 MC Mixed 959 1,027
143% 954 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 117
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 466
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 963
MC Float 994
MC Mixed 993
147% 983 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 465
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 942
MC Float 987
MC Mixed 976
145% 968 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 443
QC Mixed 454
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 897
MC Float 924
MC Mixed 921
137% 914 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 118
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 374
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 922
MC Float 944
MC Mixed 913
139% 926 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.4
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 344
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 908
MC Float 940
MC Mixed 919
138% 923 Pts
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Gaming 76%
Desktop 121%
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 155% - Outstanding Total price: $789

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

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no issues with performance actually very impressed


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10 days ago.

It is worth every penny


9 days ago.

i own one


13 days ago.

The 2600X ist the Price/Performance Hero

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1 day ago.

Solid performance and great price


1 month ago.

it's just soo good for the money, at least in denmark.


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3 days ago.

Ive tried this only on a test-bench, but it was a bit faster than my 1700.


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6 months ago.

Really good performance per dollar


4 months ago.

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


1 month ago.

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


4 days ago.

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


18 days ago.

I have it. Although it was a little difficult to match the 3600 ram, i did it and the think goes CRAZY!

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