Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 7 5800X specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 5800X beats the Ryzen 5 5600X in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600X in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 7 5800X has slightly more cores than the Ryzen 5 5600X. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 5800X has 8 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 5600X. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600X. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 5800X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 5600X. Also, the Ryzen 7 5800X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600X CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 7 5800X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 7 5800X has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 5 5600X. However, both these chips have the same amount of L3 cache.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.