AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 6 core AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop AM4 CPU rating. Is the Ryzen 5 5600X good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

74 %
Very Good score from 51 samples
Low uncertainty

Ranked 149th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
74 % 97 % 66 % 64 %
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good

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Geekbench (multi)
Geekbench (multi)
Geekbench (single)
Geekbench (single)
Cinebench R23
Cinebench R23
3DMark Physics
3DMark Physics
8,146 1,612 11,838 8,093

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CPU Comparison

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
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84 %
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Intel Core i5-12400F
81 %
Intel Core i5-11600K
81 %
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
74 %
Intel Core i5-11400
70 %


Clock Speed 3.7 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.6 GHz
Cores 6
Threads 12
L1 Cache 384 KiB
L2 Cache 3072 KiB
L3 Cache 32 MiB
PCIe Revision 4
PCIe Lanes 20
Socket AM4
Family Ryzen 5 Desktop
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2020-05-11
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 65 W

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

The Ryzen 5 5600X is a 6 core CPU from AMD released in 2020. This chip has a very good overall score at 74% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 97%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 5 5600X scores 66% and 64% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Ryzen 5 5600X has 6 cores and 12 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 3.7 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.6 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

As for memory, the Ryzen 5 5600X makes use of DDR4 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 5600X has 384 KiB of level 1 cache, 3 MiB of level 2 cache and 32 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 4. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 20 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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