Average Bench: 95.9% (107th of 1445)

Based on 383,420 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 MSRP. 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 4.1% 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 Speed 162Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 315Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 24.5%. 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 1,055Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 883Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 383,420 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.2 Memory 84 93.8
138 1-Core 162 172
268 2-Core 315 342
100% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
474 4-Core 580 667
732 8-Core 883 989
90.6% 731 Pts
Min Avg Max
882 64-Core 1,055 1,160
65.3% 1,055 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 91.6
1-Core 175
2-Core 340
109% 202 Pts
4-Core 680
8-Core 946
102% 813 Pts
64-Core 1,179
73% 1,179 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 167
2-Core 321
105% 194 Pts
4-Core 650
8-Core 1,010
102% 830 Pts
64-Core 1,202
74% 1,202 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 172
2-Core 344
104% 198 Pts
4-Core 677
8-Core 1023
105% 850 Pts
64-Core 1,131
70% 1,131 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 171
2-Core 315
105% 193 Pts
4-Core 587
8-Core 961
95% 774 Pts
64-Core 1,151
71% 1,151 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 151
2-Core 274
92% 168 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 927
88% 728 Pts
64-Core 1,097
68% 1,097 Pts
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Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 17,566 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 130%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $908

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

6 days 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

2 days ago.

Comment 

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

Comment 

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


Excellent

22 days ago.

runs a little hot with the stock cooler but u shouldnt have one either way

Comment 

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

12 days ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

1 month ago.

Comment 

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

3 years ago.


Excellent

28 days ago.

amd ryzen couldve made it better


Average

2 years ago.

12400f has better gaming performance for considerably cheaper.


Terrible

19 months ago.

Expensive and not good


Excellent

16 months ago.

really cheap cpu and has excellent performance


Excellent

26 days ago.

Cheap and Amazing Performance


Excellent

3 years ago.

its godly


Excellent

7 months ago.

Fast, stable, and inexpensive. A great processor for 1080P games.


Excellent

7 months ago.

no problems so far


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