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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor Review

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor, and we’ll be comparing the performance analysis between this processor and two others, including … the Ryzen 7 3700X and an Intel Core i9-10900K.

The Ryzen 5 5600X Processor is based on AMD’s latest Vermeer core (Zen 3 architecture), and it’s targeted at mainstream users, and gamers who want the best performance over price. It features 6-cores/12-threads and operates on a base frequency of 3.7 GHz with a max boost speed of 4.6 GHz. It also supports PCIE 4.0 and comes with 3MB of L2 cache and a massive 32MB of L3 cache. And what’s amazing about this processor is the incredibly low TDP of only 65W (power consumption), making it one of the most energy efficient gaming processor available on the market. *applause*

What I like about the entire range of AMD’s latest 5000 series processors, is the fact that you don’t have to buy a new AMD 500-series motherboard to use it (unlike Intel with its Z390/LGA1151/9th gen to Z490/LGA1200/10th gen). You can literally drop it any previous generation of the 400-series chipset motherboards (and there’s rumors that the 300-series chipset could work also with it) …It’s what’s known as a ‘drop-in‘ upgrade, and I love it. Thank you AMD!

There’s been reports that the Ryzen 5 5600X can actually outperform an Intel Core i9-10900K in Cinebench single core tests. But for multi-core tests, the Intel Core i9-10900K with its 10 cores/12 threads still leads the way as it’s quite formidable processor.



Let’s find out what the new Ryzen 5000 series is all about. Here’s a little info taken from AMD’s website.

When you have the world’s most advanced processor architecture2 for gamers and content creators, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are playing the latest games, designing the next skyscraper, or crunching data, you need a powerful processor that can handle it all—and more. Hands down, the AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors set the bar for gamers and artists alike.

AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processors power the next generation of demanding games, providing one of a kind immersive experiences and dominate any multithreaded task like 3D and video rendering3, and software compiling.

With great processing power comes the bleeding-edge technologies to support. All AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processors come with a full suite of technologies designed to elevate your PC’s processing power including Precision Boost 2, Precision Boost Overdrive4 and PCIe® 4.0.

Debuting in AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors, the “Zen 3” architecture is a ground-up redesign of the legendary “Zen” family. Equipped with end-to-end design enhancements, “Zen 3” embodies AMD’s relentless focus on single-core performance, energy efficiency, and reduced latencies. It’s at the core of the best gaming processors in the world1.


Higher Instructions Per Clock (IPC)

The “Zen 3” architecture can extract an average of 19% additional performance from every MHz of frequency relative to the previous generation2. This a historically large generational improvement in IPC, and a major player in the architecture’s ability to deliver unmatched single-core performance1.

Lower Latency

The “Zen 3” architecture transitions to a new “unified complex” design that brings 8 cores and 32MB of L3 cache into a single group of resources. This dramatically reduces core-to-core and core-to-cache latencies by making every element of the die a next-door neighbor with minimal communication time. Latency-sensitive tasks like PC gaming especially benefit from this change, as tasks now have direct access to twice as much L3 cache versus “Zen 2.”

Incredible Efficiency

Impressively, the performance gains of the “Zen 3” architecture can be delivered with no increase to power consumption or TDP. The combination of a state-of-the-art architecture and industry-leading 7nm process give the AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series a +24% generational improvement in energy efficiency5, and a stunning 2.8X lead over competing architectures6.

You can visit AMD’s website for more information about the Ryzen … here.


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