Average Bench: 96.6% (34th of 1314)

Based on 107,391 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 3.4% 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 20.9%. 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 Mixed Speed 1,193Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 87.9Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 107,391 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.2 Memory 87.9 95.1
138 1-Core 154 163
269 2-Core 303 322
101% 182 Pts
Min Avg Max
466 4-Core 565 635
827 8-Core 924 1,001
94.3% 744 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,073 64-Core 1,193 1,295
80.1% 1,193 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 146
2-Core 287
97% 174 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 928
92% 732 Pts
64-Core 1,169
78% 1,169 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 160
2-Core 319
105% 190 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 915
89% 715 Pts
64-Core 1,198
80% 1,198 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 155
2-Core 302
100% 180 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 867
90% 704 Pts
64-Core 1,065
72% 1,065 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 157
2-Core 309
99% 181 Pts
4-Core 563
8-Core 918
94% 740 Pts
64-Core 1,179
79% 1,179 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 144
2-Core 284
92% 167 Pts
4-Core 515
8-Core 865
87% 690 Pts
64-Core 1,146
77% 1,146 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $300 @ launch in Nov '20
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Typical Ryzen 5 5600X Builds (Compare 16,665 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 147%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 138%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,233

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 Comments

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

Added 6 months ago.

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1 day 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


Excellent

11 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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20 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

1 month ago.

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


Disliked

8 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

6 months ago.


Good

11 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

i7 10700k performance in games with 6 core


Excellent

1 month ago.

great


Excellent

2 months ago.

its godly


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