Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 204,048 user samples
203,966 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 123rd / 1264
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 74%
82 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 402nd / 1264
Gaming 64%
Desktop 65%
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.4 % Faster effective speed.
64 %
Avg. Memory Latency
80.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
72.4 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
79 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
226 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
154 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
430 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
299 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
708 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
594 Pts
OC Memory Latency
89.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
81.1 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
92.6 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
182 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
349 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
790 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
698 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,547,714 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.97 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
162 % Hugely more popular.
50 %
29 Months Much more recent.
48+ Months
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1015 Pts 3060 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
934 Pts 2306 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.

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]


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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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