Average Bench: 95.8% (58th of 1363)

Based on 185,590 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 $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 4.2% 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 160Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 310Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 24.9%. 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 1,093Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 897Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 185,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 Memory 84.5 94.2
133 1-Core 160 172
257 2-Core 310 339
99.6% 185 Pts
Min Avg Max
472 4-Core 575 663
759 8-Core 897 1,013
90.8% 736 Pts
Min Avg Max
926 64-Core 1,093 1,207
67.7% 1,093 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 94.1
1-Core 169
2-Core 337
108% 200 Pts
4-Core 645
8-Core 907
98% 776 Pts
64-Core 1,101
68% 1,101 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 170
2-Core 337
105% 197 Pts
4-Core 656
8-Core 1,012
103% 834 Pts
64-Core 1,144
71% 1,144 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 168
2-Core 320
102% 190 Pts
4-Core 569
8-Core 850
88% 709 Pts
64-Core 984
61% 984 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 164
2-Core 304
96% 181 Pts
4-Core 556
8-Core 944
91% 750 Pts
64-Core 1,117
69% 1,117 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 160
2-Core 278
94% 172 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 850
84% 685 Pts
64-Core 1,061
66% 1,061 Pts
185,590 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,581,093 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Nov '20
AmazonUS $19418 mins
EbayUS $19823 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 11,230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 136%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,032

Popular Ryzen 5 5600X compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2022 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

Added 23 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

10 hrs ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

2 hrs 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

2 days ago.

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

2 days ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

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

23 months ago.


Excellent

18 months ago.

i7 10700k performance in games with 6 core


Average

6 months ago.

12400f has better gaming performance for considerably cheaper.


Excellent

18 months ago.

its godly


Excellent

11 months ago.

5600x better than 3700x


Your
opinion?
1363 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $450Crucial MX500 250GB $38
Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3050 $300Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $400Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Extreme 16GB $17
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback