Average Bench: 96.6% (39th of 1355)

Based on 312,851 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 3.4% 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 157Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 305Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 21.3%. 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 1,216Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 86.9Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 312,851 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.7 Memory 86.9 94.7
135 1-Core 157 165
256 2-Core 305 327
102% 183 Pts
Min Avg Max
477 4-Core 570 642
808 8-Core 954 1,046
96.2% 762 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,053 64-Core 1,216 1,328
81.6% 1,216 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.1
1-Core 163
2-Core 322
108% 194 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 946
96% 760 Pts
64-Core 1,192
80% 1,192 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 164
2-Core 327
107% 194 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 1,011
98% 783 Pts
64-Core 1,294
87% 1,294 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 144
2-Core 280
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 546
8-Core 912
92% 729 Pts
64-Core 1,188
80% 1,188 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 60
1-Core 120
2-Core 289
82% 156 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 855
84% 670 Pts
64-Core 1,126
76% 1,126 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Nov '20
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Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 37,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 148%
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Desktop 103%
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Workstation 141%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,065

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 Comments

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

Added 18 months ago.

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4 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

2 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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5 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


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20 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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2 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

18 months ago.


Excellent

14 months ago.

i7 10700k performance in games with 6 core


Excellent

13 months ago.

great


Average

1 month ago.

12400f has better gaming performance for considerably cheaper.


Excellent

14 months ago.

its godly


Excellent

7 months ago.

5600x better than 3700x


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best budget, best power usage, best platform AM4


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