Average Bench: 97.3% (15th of 1276)

Based on 5,102 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 RRP 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 were able to win significant market share with their 3000 series CPUs despite carrying a 15% performance deficit against lower priced Intel parts. Now that AMD have achieved top tier performance, their marketing machinery is squarely focused on monetization via price hikes. Users that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $190 USD i5-9600K, 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 2.6% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 156Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 308Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is just 19%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,206Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 88.4Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 5,102 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.6 Memory 88.4 95.2
142 1-Core 156 163
270 2-Core 308 323
102% 184 Pts
Min Avg Max
493 4-Core 570 636
825 8-Core 933 1,006
95.2% 751 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,090 64-Core 1,206 1,299
80.9% 1,206 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 94.6
1-Core 160
2-Core 318
106% 191 Pts
4-Core 632
8-Core 980
103% 806 Pts
64-Core 1,238
83% 1,238 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 159
2-Core 318
106% 190 Pts
4-Core 617
8-Core 938
100% 778 Pts
64-Core 1,156
78% 1,156 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 158
2-Core 315
105% 188 Pts
4-Core 602
8-Core 980
100% 791 Pts
64-Core 1,293
87% 1,293 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 160
2-Core 318
106% 191 Pts
4-Core 583
8-Core 968
98% 775 Pts
64-Core 1,222
82% 1,222 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 4,817 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 120%
Desktop 102%
Workstation 113%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $990

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

Added 22 days ago.

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18 hrs ago.

best on the market


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


17 hrs ago.


Experienced gamers avoid AMD for a reason... A bus company with drunk drivers can’t win long term users with fake reviews.—Nov '20


1 day ago.


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


12 days ago.


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


22 days ago.


7 days ago.

Great IPC and memory latency improvements this year. Intel's mid-range offerings are well behind on overall performance... Why anyone would recommend the inferior 9600K (and without hyperthreading) over this is baffling to me.


12 days ago.

It's looking really promising performance wise, might get one if gaming and multi-threaded performance truly prevails


22 days ago.

Best value cpu in 2020


13 days ago.

The Ryzen 5 5600x is the best gaming processor out and will even match the Ryzen 7 3700 in workbench performance.


21 days ago.

Took Intel position, more amd processor yet to come.AMD made products keeping consumers interest in mind and now broke the record by best performance on gaming front too.


8 days ago.

Very good very fast


6 days ago.

Fastest cpu I have ever owned.


21 days ago.

Very hyped hope it's 250€


6 days ago.

Great processor, blows everything else in its category out of the water.

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