Average Bench: 96.5% (17th of 1288)

Based on 67,216 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 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 $190 USD i5-9600K, 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 an unquestionably superior gaming PC. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X averaged just 3.5% 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 154Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 305Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 20.4%. 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 1,198Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 87.6Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.2 Memory 87.6 95
137 1-Core 154 162
262 2-Core 305 321
101% 182 Pts
Min Avg Max
464 4-Core 565 635
832 8-Core 928 1,002
94.6% 747 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,056 64-Core 1,198 1,295
80.4% 1,198 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 92.1
1-Core 158
2-Core 319
106% 190 Pts
4-Core 636
8-Core 1,008
105% 822 Pts
64-Core 1233
83% 1233 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 159
2-Core 312
101% 184 Pts
4-Core 636
8-Core 972
103% 804 Pts
64-Core 1,253
84% 1,253 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.8
1-Core 142
2-Core 315
99% 181 Pts
4-Core 604
8-Core 1,012
102% 808 Pts
64-Core 1,200
80% 1,200 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 156
2-Core 303
104% 184 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 924
90% 722 Pts
64-Core 1,181
79% 1,181 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 159
2-Core 309
102% 184 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 898
90% 716 Pts
64-Core 1,256
84% 1,256 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Nov '20
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Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 12,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 147%
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Desktop 102%
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Workstation 139%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,285

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 Comments

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

Added 4 months ago.

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6 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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12 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


Excellent

6 hrs 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

9 hrs ago.

Why 200 ? it's a lot too much !


Excellent

9 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

4 months ago.


Excellent

9 days ago.

Pricing is questionable, but based on the performance uplift, it's worth it.


Excellent

1 month ago.

This thing is absolutely incredible, beats anything intel can offer at this price point, truly the best value gaming cpu in the market currently.


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