Average Bench: 96.2% (33rd of 1316)

Based on 153,754 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 3.7% 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 303Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 22%. 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 1,180Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 87.6Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 153,754 samples)
Min Avg Max
75 Memory 87.6 95.1
137 1-Core 154 162
260 2-Core 303 320
101% 181 Pts
Min Avg Max
472 4-Core 563 634
792 8-Core 918 1,004
93.9% 741 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,022 64-Core 1,180 1,294
79.2% 1,180 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 152
2-Core 298
102% 181 Pts
4-Core 569
8-Core 941
96% 755 Pts
64-Core 1,209
81% 1,209 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 152
2-Core 297
102% 181 Pts
4-Core 570
8-Core 943
96% 757 Pts
64-Core 1,222
82% 1,222 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 159
2-Core 319
106% 191 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 962
94% 751 Pts
64-Core 1,252
84% 1,252 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 159
2-Core 318
106% 190 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 984
95% 761 Pts
64-Core 1,259
84% 1,259 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 157
2-Core 293
94% 173 Pts
4-Core 551
8-Core 907
92% 729 Pts
64-Core 1,114
75% 1,114 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Nov '20
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Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 20,046 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 146%
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Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 137%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,192

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 Comments

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

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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

1 day 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

7 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

4 days ago.

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


Excellent

11 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

8 months ago.


Good

28 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

i7 10700k performance in games with 6 core


Excellent

3 months ago.

great


Excellent

4 months ago.

its godly


Excellent

14 days ago.

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


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