AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 has 6 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the AMD Ryzen 5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the AM4 (PGA 1331) socket and was released in Q2/2018. The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 scores 977 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 5,351 points.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600

At a glance

Name: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Family: AMD Ryzen 5 (86)
CPU group: AMD Ryzen 2000 (9)
Architecture: Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+)
Technology: 12 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 3.70 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 64 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 46.9 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2933
46.9 GB/s
Max. Memory: 64 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 3.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 19.7 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is made in 12 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 16.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 12 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: AM4 (PGA 1331)
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 16.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
Release date: Q2/2018
Release price: 195 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-1005G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1047
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1041
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1041
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
1040
Intel Core i7-7660U Intel Core i7-7660U
2C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1040
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L
28C 56T @ 4.00 GHz
1037
Intel Core i7-8650U Intel Core i7-8650U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1037

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
7833
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
7759
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
7555
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
7545
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
7514
Intel Core i7-10850H Intel Core i7-10850H
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
7455

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-4670K Intel Core i5-4670K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
978
Intel Core i5-9500T Intel Core i5-9500T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
978
Intel Pentium Gold G5420 Intel Pentium Gold G5420
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
978
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
977
Intel Core i3-9100T Intel Core i3-9100T
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
977
Intel Core i3-10100T Intel Core i3-10100T
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
976
Intel Core i3-9100E Intel Core i3-9100E
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
975

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 5300G AMD Ryzen 3 5300G
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
5425
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5350G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 5350G
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
5425
Intel Xeon D-1541 Intel Xeon D-1541
8C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
5417
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
5351
Intel Xeon E-2244G Intel Xeon E-2244G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
5335
Intel Core i3-1215U Intel Core i3-1215U
6C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
5328
Intel Core i5-1155G7 Intel Core i5-1155G7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
5318

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-7560U Intel Core i7-7560U
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1237
Intel Xeon Gold 6152 Intel Xeon Gold 6152
22C 44T @ 3.70 GHz
1237
Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 Intel Xeon Platinum 8270
26C 52T @ 4.00 GHz
1234
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
1233
Intel Xeon Gold 5218N Intel Xeon Gold 5218N
16C 32T @ 3.70 GHz
1232
Intel Core i5-10310U Intel Core i5-10310U
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1230
Intel Core i7-5775C Intel Core i7-5775C
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1230

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
5402
Intel Xeon E-2234 Intel Xeon E-2234
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
5402
Intel Core i5-8600 Intel Core i5-8600
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
5391
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
5387
Intel Core i5-1135G7 Intel Core i5-1135G7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
5373
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
5372
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4
10C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
5368

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
377
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
28C 56T @ 3.80 GHz
376
AMD EPYC 7352 AMD EPYC 7352
24C 48T @ 3.20 GHz
375
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
374
AMD EPYC 7272 AMD EPYC 7272
12C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
373
AMD EPYC 7282 AMD EPYC 7282
16C 32T @ 3.20 GHz
373
AMD EPYC 7232P AMD EPYC 7232P
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
372

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-7800X Intel Core i7-7800X
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
2809
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4
10C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
2768
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
2764
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
2736
Intel Core i7-10750H Intel Core i7-10750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
2732
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2684
Intel Core i7-9750HF Intel Core i7-9750HF
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
2653

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
107
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
107
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
107
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
104
Intel Core i7-9750HF Intel Core i7-9750HF
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
103
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
103
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
98

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
13302
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
13245
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
13236
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
13230
Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
13224
Intel Core i3-13100T Intel Core i3-13100T
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
13218
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13210

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
279.7
Intel Core i7-9700KF Intel Core i7-9700KF
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
288.4
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
290.2
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
292.5
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v2 Intel Xeon E5-2687W v2
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
297.1
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
305.3
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
307

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i5-4690K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
432
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
431
Intel Core i5-9300H Intel Core i5-9300H
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
430
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
424
Intel Core i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
422
Intel Core i7-10510U Intel Core i7-10510U
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
421
Intel Core i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
420

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
3367
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
3352
Intel Core i7-7800X Intel Core i7-7800X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
3341
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
3340
Intel Core i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
3339
Intel Core i5-11260H Intel Core i5-11260H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
3285
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
3253

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-9600T Intel Core i5-9600T
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
159
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
159
Intel Pentium G4620 Intel Pentium G4620
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
159
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
158
Intel Pentium Gold G6400E Intel Pentium Gold G6400E
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
158
Intel Core i5-8200Y Intel Core i5-8200Y
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
158
Intel Core i3-1005G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
158

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1341
Intel Xeon Gold 5115 Intel Xeon Gold 5115
10C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
1327
Intel Core i5-10600T Intel Core i5-10600T
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1324
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1305
Intel Xeon E-2176G Intel Xeon E-2176G
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1288
Intel Core i7-7800X Intel Core i7-7800X
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
1285
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
1275

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor has 6 CPU cores and is based on AMDs optimized Zen+ architecture (Pinnacle Ridge). Its base clock is 3.4 GHz, and the processor can clock all cores up to 3.7 GHz as needed. The maximum clock rate under single-core load is 3.9 GHz.

Hyper-Threading technology allows the processor to report 12 logical processors to the operating system. Hyper-Threading uses gaps in the sequence of instruction chains and fills them up in an optimized way. Thus, the performance can be increased enormously depending on the application.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is a popular gaming processor because it offers an excellent price-performance ratio. The processors high clock rates are also relatively useful in games, because many games still do not scale well with the number of cores. Overclockers will also get their moneys worth with the AMD Ryzen 5 2600, because the processor can be easily overclocked thanks to a free multiplier. It is also very fast (assuming sufficient cooling).

Working memory is supported up to DDR4-2933, and significantly higher clock rates of the memory are also possible in OC mode. It has 2 memory channels and therefore supports dual-channel mode, in which the memory bandwidth is doubled. The memory error correction ECC is supported by the AMD Ryzen 5 2600, but the motherboard must then also support the ECC correction. Since ECC is still not very common in the private sector, many motherboard manufacturers neglect ECC support.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 fits into the AM4 socket and has 16 MB Level 3 cache. Its TDP is listed at 65 watts. This can also be exceeded permanently in Turbo mode. If the processor is overclocked, the TDP is also significantly higher than the 65 watts.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 was introduced in the 2nd quarter of 2018 at a price of just under 200 Euros.



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