AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review


We've barely recovered from the sledgehammer display put forwards by the latest Ryzen 9 CPUs when it's time to catch our breath a little bit and look at a processor which will fit into more people's budgets. Indeed the previous six core Ryzen CPUs have positively flown off the shelves and found their way into a myriad of systems with their blend of performance and pricing, perfect for a gaming system.

It's fair to say that gaming was a big focal point for AMD with the newest Ryzen CPUs, given that it was probably the one weak spot in the first and second generation of Ryzen processors, eliminated greatly with the 3rd generation - especially with the newest iteration of the Agesa controller - and we already know that the single threaded performance of these 5000 series processors is outstanding, so the Ryzen 5 5600X should prove to polish out the only edge that Intel had. 

But there is only one way to find out.

Technical Specifications

Having just looked at the flagship models in the new Ryzen range it's time to look at a processor which will find its way into significantly more systems than its big sisters, the Ryzen 5 5600X. With 6 cores, 12 threads and a price tag just under the three hundred pounds mark, it's definitely the meat of the new AMD processors. We all dream of owning a 5950X, but the realities of cooling it and taking full advantage of it with the rest of your hardware means everything needs to be beefier, and thus more expensive. The Ryzen 5 though is priced perfectly for a good gaming rig.

If you're interested in the changes that have gone on under the hood then you can consult our Ryzen 9 review for the nitty gritty, but as we've many results to get through before we hit the games ones, let's do it to it.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review  
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review  

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Most Recent Comments

07-11-2020, 18:50:09

Great write up, looks like a strong little gaming chip, has anyone tried per core overclocking on this?Quote

07-11-2020, 20:09:01

4.7Ghz at only 1.2v is very nice. But that PBO overclock is also very tasty.

Has anyone seen how these new Ryzen CPUs perform in music production workloads? That was another weak point for past iterations of Zen.Quote

07-11-2020, 20:26:44

Seems AMD have all needs for pc covered with this round of cpu releases, really no reason to look at intels offerings.

P.s I always watch until the end of the video'sQuote

07-11-2020, 21:25:02

From all the reviews I've seen over the past days, this particular CPU seems to be one hell of a CPU. First time I've actually ordered it straight away.

With this though and this might be a bit off topic, but I had one or two thoughts of Aliens logics behind this decision this time around, so thank you for your past inputs Alien!Quote

08-11-2020, 07:24:19

The DaVinci Resolve benchmarks looks really weird. The 5900X performs the same as the 3600XT at stock, but higher than the 3950X with PBO? The 10900K performs worse than everything but the 3400G? Makes no sense.Quote

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