Average Bench: 95.9% (74th of 1385)

Based on 206,018 user benchmarks.  Devices: 178BFBFF00A20F10, 178BFBFF00A20F12 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 11400F, which, when paired with a 2060 Super, delivers higher EFps in four out of five of today’s most popular games, at half the price. 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 4.0% 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 Speed 162Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 315Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 26.8%. 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 Speed 1,058Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 881Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 206,018 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.5 Memory 84.1 94.3
136 1-Core 162 173
256 2-Core 315 344
100% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
470 4-Core 579 669
711 8-Core 881 983
90.6% 730 Pts
Min Avg Max
880 64-Core 1,058 1,168
65.5% 1,058 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 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 167
2-Core 331
105% 195 Pts
4-Core 614
8-Core 895
94% 755 Pts
64-Core 1,075
66% 1,075 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.8
1-Core 177
2-Core 297
105% 190 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 989
95% 782 Pts
64-Core 1,206
75% 1,206 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 163
2-Core 323
104% 192 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 872
86% 703 Pts
64-Core 1,133
70% 1,133 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 155
2-Core 309
98% 183 Pts
4-Core 568
8-Core 897
90% 733 Pts
64-Core 1,053
65% 1,053 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.3
1-Core 171
2-Core 320
100% 189 Pts
4-Core 593
8-Core 894
92% 744 Pts
64-Core 1,078
67% 1,078 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Nov '20
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Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 13,035 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 142%
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Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 130%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,049

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

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8 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


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15 hrs 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


Liked

9 days 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


Excellent

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

2 years ago.


Average

10 months ago.

12400f has better gaming performance for considerably cheaper.


Excellent

23 months ago.

its godly


Terrible

3 months ago.

Expensive and not good


Excellent

15 months ago.

5600x better than 3700x


Excellent

23 days ago.

really cheap cpu and has excellent performance


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