AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review

Test Setup

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 HX1000i
Corsair H150i
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.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review  

Manual Overclock

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review  

Lower Volts

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.

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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