AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review & Specs

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 12-Thread AM4 Unlocked Wraith Stealth Cooler 100-100000065BOX

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 12-Thread AM4 Unlocked Wraith Stealth Cooler 100-100000065BOX


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AMD's Fastest 6 Core Processor For Mainstream Desktop, With 12 Processing Threads
Can Deliver Elite 100+ FPS Performance In The World's Most Popular Games
Bundled With The Quiet, Capable AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler
4.6 Ghz Max Boost, Unlocked For Overclocking, 35 MB Of Cache, DDR-3200 Support
For The Advanced Socket AM4 Platform, Can Support Pcie 4.0 On X570 And B550 Motherboards

Specs Overview

Model 100-100000065BOX
Release Date November 2020

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Series Ryzen 5 5000 Series
Core Name Vermeer
Socket AM4
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 6
CPU Threads 12
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 7 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128GB
Cache L3 32MB

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Critic Reviews


Yeah, even the six-core part will be a feisty product in overall PC Desktop performance, but just as well in PC gaming. You get your 12-threads, and most games dig that. Albeit we would like to steer you towards an 8-core processor, we surely also understand that not everybody has got the budget for that.

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In conclusion, the Ryzen 5 5600X is a pocket-rocket and will impress you in ways you can't imagine. It punches way above its weight in most tests and is the only processor you'll need if you're building a next-gen build with a fairly expensive RTX 30-series or RX 6000 series graphics card.


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All things considered, we’re really impressed with what AMD has achieved here. After the disillusionment of years of weaker generation-on-generation performance uplifts from the competition, AMD set a goal to beat the average ~7% IPC year-on-year gain. With +19% IPC on Zen3, Intel has no equal right now - not even Tiger Lake at 4.8 GHz - and has lo ...

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