Average Bench: 96.8% (30th of 1323)

Based on 235,891 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 3.1% 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 Mixed Speed 158Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 308Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 21.8%. 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 Mixed Speed 1,223Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 87.4Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 235,891 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.2 Memory 87.4 95
137 1-Core 158 166
258 2-Core 308 328
102% 184 Pts
Min Avg Max
476 4-Core 570 645
832 8-Core 954 1,049
96.3% 762 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,088 64-Core 1,223 1,338
82% 1,223 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 166
2-Core 332
110% 198 Pts
4-Core 602
8-Core 1,040
103% 821 Pts
64-Core 1,319
88% 1,319 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 160
2-Core 303
105% 186 Pts
4-Core 590
8-Core 998
100% 794 Pts
64-Core 1248
84% 1248 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 164
2-Core 315
107% 191 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 972
98% 776 Pts
64-Core 1,202
81% 1,202 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 163
2-Core 320
104% 189 Pts
4-Core 591
8-Core 1054
103% 823 Pts
64-Core 1,340
90% 1,340 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 161
2-Core 313
102% 185 Pts
4-Core 589
8-Core 952
98% 770 Pts
64-Core 1,321
89% 1,321 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Nov '20
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Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 27,935 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
Workstation 141%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,152

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 Comments

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

Added 13 months 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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5 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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2 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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4 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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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

13 months ago.


Excellent

9 months ago.

i7 10700k performance in games with 6 core


Excellent

16 days ago.

The best value gaming CPU until alder lake motherboards become cheaper


Excellent

8 months ago.

great


Excellent

9 months ago.

its godly


Excellent

1 month ago.

5600x better than 3700x


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