AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
We're using the ASUS Crosshair VIII Formula for our testing today as it's proven to be very capable, it's the motherboard we've used for our previous AM4 CPU testing, and perhaps most importantly we have a BIOS that supports the new Ryzen CPUs to their fullest so we can give them some real world situations and get genuine results.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula
G.Skill Trident Z 3600 MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2 - OS Drive
Aorus PCIE4 NVME - Storage Speed Tests
Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
Corsair ML Fans
The AMD PBO was the star of the show with the Ryzen 9 processors, but as the Ryzen 5 5600X should be a little less thermally limited we hope to squeeze some life out of it with a manual overclock. In actuality things didn't really work out that way, although we have nonetheless tested the main benchmarks in both formats, once again the AMD Precision Boost is so close to a manual overclock you might as well save yourself the time unless you're utterly dedicated and just use PBO instead.
If you prefer to sacrifice a tiny bit of top end speed for lower power draw and temperatures our review model Ryzen 5 5600X was an absolute honey, giving us 4.7 GHz across all six cores at just 1.2v. Nice.