Average Bench: 96.9% (33rd of 1316)

Based on 202,863 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00A20F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core Processor

The Ryzen 5 5600X is both the entry-level and best value for money 5000 series CPU. The 5600X is a hex-core 12 thread processor with a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz boosting to 4.6 GHz. It has 35 MB of cache and a TDP rating of 65W. A cooler is included in the MSRP of $300 USD, but cheap after-market coolers (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400) are far more effective and therefore worth the upgrade. Notably, AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture has vastly improved single-core performance and lower memory latency, which leads to a significant effective speed advantage over its predecessor, the 3600X. Last year, AMD’s class-leading marketers secured significant sales of the 3000 series CPUs despite a 15% performance deficit against lower priced Intel parts. The games, specific scenes, software/hardware settings and choice of competing hardware were often cherry picked, undisclosed and inconsistent from one product to the next. Now that AMD have actually achieved both top tier performance and market share, their marketing machinery is focused on price hikes. Users that do not wish to pay a marketing premium should investigate Intel’s $175 USD 11400F, which, when paired with a 2060 Super, delivers higher EFps in four out of five of today’s most popular games. Allocating the savings to a higher tier GPU will result in a far superior gaming PC. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X averaged just 3.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 156Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 307Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is just 19.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,197Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 87.5Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 202,863 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.3 Memory 87.5 95.1
141 1-Core 156 162
275 2-Core 307 319
102% 184 Pts
Min Avg Max
488 4-Core 570 634
843 8-Core 931 1,001
95.2% 750 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,084 64-Core 1,197 1,287
80.3% 1,197 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 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 160
2-Core 319
106% 191 Pts
4-Core 636
8-Core 973
103% 805 Pts
64-Core 1,249
84% 1,249 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 159
2-Core 318
106% 191 Pts
4-Core 612
8-Core 947
100% 779 Pts
64-Core 1,196
80% 1,196 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 160
2-Core 319
102% 187 Pts
4-Core 635
8-Core 1,001
104% 818 Pts
64-Core 1,276
86% 1,276 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 159
2-Core 317
105% 190 Pts
4-Core 562
8-Core 875
92% 718 Pts
64-Core 1,159
78% 1,159 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 143
2-Core 282
94% 169 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 806
85% 665 Pts
64-Core 1,138
76% 1,138 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Nov '20
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Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 23,623 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
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Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 139%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,165

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 Comments

Ryzen 5000 processors with the 7nm Zen 3 Architecture power the next generation of demanding games...

Added 10 months ago.

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11 hrs ago.

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AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.—Nov '20


Excellent

5 days ago.

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Overhyped with little real world performance uplift, better to go large on the GPU.—Jan '21

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Don't fall for AMD's marketing BS, save your money and get a better GPU which will actually make a difference—Feb '21


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1 day ago.

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Experienced gamers avoid AMD for a reason... A bus company with drunk drivers can’t win long term users with fake reviews.—Nov '20


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4 days ago.

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Never get a Mac. Get a 5600X Gaming PC and a four-bedroom house.—Nov '20


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6 days ago.

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Idk why everyone trust youtube reviews about how AMD performs better in price/performance. Better go for i5 10400f for almost half price and perform almost as good as 5600x.—Nov '20


Good

10 months ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

It perform so good but the driver issue with the usb plugging out is very annoying


Excellent

6 months ago.

i7 10700k performance in games with 6 core


Excellent

5 months ago.

great


Excellent

6 months ago.

its godly


Excellent

2 months ago.

better bang for buck over intel because of features over intel period


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