Real World Speed
Performance profile from 107,391 user samples
107,391 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1314
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.6 % +1% 95.4 %
Avg. Memory Latency
87.9 Pts +2% 86.6 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts +3% 149 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
303 Pts +3% 295 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts +1% 559 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
924 Pts 943 Pts +2%
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts +2% 93.6 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
163 Pts +3% 158 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts +3% 314 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
635 Pts +3% 615 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1001 Pts 1,044 Pts +4%
Market Share
Based on 43,104,167 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % 93.1 % +2%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.96 % Much higher market share.
1.39 %
Price (score)
$299 267 USD Cheaper.
Value For Money
94.7 % 97.1 % +3%
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
91.7 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.67 cores Higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 13.3 threads Higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
11.7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +5% 3.53 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz 4.63 GHz +1%
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1295 Pts 1,350 Pts +4%
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1193 Pts 1,261 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
6 Months Much more recent.
10 Months
CPU Architecture
Zen3   —
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Integrated Graphics
None   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2021 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]


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