Ryzen 5 5600x Benchmark – The Best Budget Processor in 2020 ?


AMD CEO Lisa Su Just announced the AMD Ryzen 5600x processor coming this fall on November 5th, 2020. Among all the processors being released, 5600x is the cheapest and only processor being bundled with a stock CPU cooler. We will discuss all the details about the processor here along with price against speculated performance ratio.

Ryzen 5600x Overview

AMD Ryzen 5 5600x is the based model of  AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processor. It will be ready to order from 5th November 2020 at a price of $299. This is the cheapest processor with Zen 3 architecture and RDNA2 Technology that will give great single thread performance.

So, in the list of the 4 processors in AMD Ryzen 5000 Series, this is the cheapest processor with all the same goodies they are getting. And since AMD is calling 5000 series “Fastest in the Game“, there is no reason to think that 5600x will not be the same. In fact, AMD has increased the price of 5600x in comparison to 3600x just for the sake of better “Performance per Core”, as quoted by AMD officials.

Ryzen 5600x Specs

Along with the 6 core 12 threads configuration, The AMD 5600x comes with a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz which can be boosted upto 4.6 GHz. The processor runs on a 65 Watt TDP, lowest of the AMD 5000 Series processors. Below are all the specs you will generally need to make an informed decision before purchasing this processor.

Ryzen 5600x specs table

Number of CPU Cores : 6 Dedicated Cores
Number of Threads : 12 Threads
Base Clock Speed : 3.7GHz
Maximum Boost Clock : Upto 4.6GHz
L2 Cache Memory Size : 3MB
L2 Cache Memory Size : 32 MB
Lithography : TSMC 7nm process on FinFET
Motherboard Compatibility : AM4 Series Motherboard
PCI Express Support : Supports Latest PCIe 4.0 Version
Bundled Cooler : Wraith Stealth Cooler
Default TDP : Only 65W
Ryzen 5600x Supported Technologies

Ryzen 5 5600x supports the following technologies

  • AMD StoreMI Technology
  • AMD Ryzen Master Utility
  • AMD Ryzen VR-Ready Premium
  • RDNA2 Technology

Ryzen 5600x PCIE Lanes

AMD Ryzen 5 5600x supports PCI Version 4.0 which supports 40 PCI Lanes. The improved number of lanes help the attached devices with a theoretical highest speed of 16 GBPS data transfer speed. AMD Ryzen 5000 needs x570 chipset in the motherboards to get the full extent of the available technology.

Ryzen 5 5600x Benchmark

Apart from the 5600x, all other AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors are coming bundled with free Far Cry 6 this year. So considering past trend where Far Cry is one of the games to check the FPS of any Graphics Card or Processor, it might be indicative that the whole 5000 series is great as gaming cpu.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600x dont have any inbuilt graphics but it will support all the high range mainstream graphics cards, and the risk of system bottleneck due to 5600x CPU is almost nil. In that sence, it can be said as a great gaming processor although it cant be used for dedicated graphics.

Ryzen 5600x cooler

This is the only processor of newly announced AMD 5000 series that is coming with a free CPU cooler. AMD Ryzen 5 5600x will have Wraith Stealth cooler bundled in the Box. The Processor has the lowest TDP among the lot, only 65 Watt so it be safely assumed that the processor will not need any more extra cooling solutions on medium to heavy load.

AMD Ryzen 5600x Price

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600x will be pried at $299 and will be available to purchase from 5th November 2020 onwards. Some of the users are saying the price is floated if we compare the price of lowest end processor or AMD Ryzen 3000 series. But AMD is selling the price against per core increased performance of 5600x compared to previous generations.

Ryzen 5600x Price UK

AMD Ryzen 5600x is priced at $299 at USA Website , which can be roughly converted into £230 on cent per cent basis. But AMD did not announce any UK specific price yet, since they are launching the Ryzen 5 5600x in USA first. Still Ryzen 5600x Price in UK is expected to be in between £200 – £250 price point.

Ryzen 5600x Price Australia

There is no official confirmation about when AMD is launching the 5600x variant in Australia or how much that will be priced at. Currency conversion rate available today brings the $299 United States Dollar equal to $414 Australian Dollar, so it is safe to assume the Ryzen 5 5600x Price in Australia will be around AUS $400.

Ryzen 5600x Release Date

There were lots of speculations on whether the Ryzen 5 5600X and 5950x will be released late, at 28th October Live program or late November this year. But Lisa Su, CEO of AMD announced that 5600x will be released on 8th November 2020, along with all the other 3 Ryzen 5000 series processors – ryzen 9 5950x with 16 cores and 32 threads, 5800x with 16 threads and ryzen 9 5900x with 12 cores and 24 threads.

Ryzen 5600x availability Date

AMD announced that all the 4 Processors, AMD Ryzen 5 5600x, AMD Ryzen 5 5600x, AMD Ryzen 5 5600x and AMD Ryzen 5 5600x will be available to purchase from 8th November 2020. AMD’s official Website has Notify option to let you know the moment processor is released.

Ryzen 5600x Pre Order

So far AMD do not have any option for Pre Order of AMD Ryzen, only there is option to get notified by them when the Processor release. AMD has the notification system combined for all the 4 processors of Ryzen 5000 series, so the users will be notified as soon as they releases on or before 8th November 2020.

Ryzen 5600x Pre Order bonus

There is no bonus announced for the Ryzen 5 5600x series Processor. However all other processors of Ryzen 5000 series will be free a free copy of Far Cry 6 PC game. The Ryzen 5 5600x being the cheapest of the lot, was not considered for a free game offer.


Ryzen 5600x Pre Order Delivery Date

The Ryzen 5600x Pre Order Delivery Date was not promised by AMD officials, although the released date was announced as first week of November. But since it will be released in USA only, we can expect Processors will be delivered within 7-10 days of ordering.

5600x Pre Order delivery time

Ryzen 5 5600x Pre Order delivery time is expected to be from November 8th of 2020. From that day processors will be available to purchase from AMD website.

AMD Ryzen 5600x VR-Ready Premium

The new Ryzen 5 series processors are VR Ready Premium technology enabled. They will deliver high performance VR experience, better than normal VR Ready processors released before.

Ryzen 5600x Motherboard

Ryzen 5 5600x is compatible with any AM4 Series motherboard. Although all the motherboards will not be ready to support advanced technologies of Ryzen 5600x, like PCI 4.0 support. Only the motherboard with x570 chipset will be compatible with PCI 4.0 Technology.

Ryzen 5 5600x B450 Chipset

Ryzen 5 5600x will be ready to use in a B450 chipset motherboard and most of the functions will work well with it.

Ryzen 5600x AM4 Series compatibility

This AM4 series will be able to host the new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and can be bundled with all the 4 processors.

Ryzen 5600x Review

There are no reviews available for the Ryzen 5 5600x since processor is not released yet. And so far there are no confirmed news that AMD sent the 5600x to anyone for Pre-test or review.

Ryzen 5600 XT

There are no processor of XT series, that is the series of AMD Radeon graphics cards. AMD Radeon 5600 XT is a popular graphics card released by AMD. The new processor of AMD 5000 series is named as AMD Ryzen 5 5600x.

Ryzen 5600g Availability

AMD officials did not announce any new APU series yet for the new AMD 5000 series processors, but may be they will announce in the future. The latest technology 5600x with an inbuilt graphics will be a killer combo.

Ryzen 5 5600x Benchmark vs 3700x

Ryzen 3700x is a 7th Generation Processor with 8 cores whereas Ryzen 5 5600x will be the new 5000 series processor with 6 dedicated cores. Total multicore performance of 3700x will be higher however 5600x will beat intel in the per core performance and latest technology support.

Ryzen 5600x vs 10600k

The main difference between these 2 processors is that Intel i5 10600k has in build Ultra High Definition Graphics so users can assemble a computer with this processor without needing any dedicated graphics card. AMD runs on a lower TDP of 65 W whereas Intel needs 105 Watt to run its CPU.

Apart from that, both are 6 core and 12 thread CPUs with same amount of L3 memory cache. But the base clock frequency of Intel is 4.10 GHz whereas that of AMD Ryzn 5 5600x is 3.7 GHz which can be compensated by AMD’s latest Zen 3 architecture on a 7 nm Finfet Process. Although 1600k is not as good as core i9-10900k, it performs well to compete with latest releases.

Ryzen 5600x vs 5800x

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800x is a 8 core and 16 thread processor where as 5600x is a 6 core and 12 thread processor. Apart from that both processors have almost similar specs which will leads to marginally significant performance differences.

Ryzen 5600x vs 3600

AMD Ryzen 3600 is the predecessor of the latest 5600x series processor. Both have same core and thread count, but 3600 lacks in PCI 4.0 Support, VR Ready Premium Technology and latest Zen 3 Architecture on a 7 nm process.

Ryzen 5600x vs i5 8400

Intel Core i5 8400 is an old processor released in Q4 of 2017. Despite having same cores counts (6 cores), they have a huge difference in technology, processor generation and thread counts.

Ryzen 5600 vs 5600x

AMD has an old processor with model number Althlon 64 X2 5600+, and they have the new Ryzen 5 5600x which is going to be released on 8th November 2020. However Intel has 3 processors with 5600 model number, they are

  • Intel Pentium Gold G5600
  • Intel Core i7 5600U
  • Intel Core 2 T5600

None of the above mentioned processors are a match for the newly released AMD Ryzen 5 5600x.

Ryzen 5600 vs i5 9400f

Intel i5 9400f is a relatively new processor, but in comparison with ryzen 5600x it has only 6 thread counts whereas the Ryzen 5 5600x has 12 threads.

FAQ on Ryzen 5600x

Will a Ryzen 5600x bottleneck a GTX 2660 Super?

No, A Ryzen 5600x will not bottleneck a GTX 2660 Super. The new Ryzen 5 5600x is based on the latest Ryzen 5000 series with Zen 3 architecture and powerful enough to run and high range graphics card.

Is AMD Ryzen 5 5600X suitable for RTX 3080?

yes AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is suitable for RTX 3080, it as a 5000 series processor with latest Zen 3 architecture and capable of adjusting with any High end mainstream graphics cards without bottlenecking it.

Does Ryzen 5600x need a graphics card?

yes Ryzen 5 series 5600x need a graphics card in a desktop computer to get the display in the monitor since it dont have any in-built graphics chip.

Do the new AMD Ryzen 5600x have integrated graphics?

No the new AMD Ryzen 5600x do not have integrated graphics, it needs a dedicated external graphics card with it to run and get the display.

Does RAM speed matter for AMD Ryzen processors?

Yes RAM speed does matter for AMD Ryzen Processors, it helps with the processing power and processor performance for high load processing tasks. For day to day usage, the RAM speed do not have any great significance.

Is AMD Ryzen 5 5600x suitable for gaming?

Yes The AMD Ryzen 5600x is suitable for gaming and it can run a desktop computer smoothly with any dedicated mainstream graphics card.

How many PCIE lanes does Ryzen 5600x have?

AMD Ryzen 5600x has 40 PCIE lanes, courtesy of its PCIE 4.0 technology support. It has higher data transfer speed and great support for NVME 2.0 storage hard disks.

Is Ryzen 5600x VR Ready ?

Yes the Ryzen 5 5600x is VR Ready Premium technology certified processor. It means it will give high performance with any VR Ready display devices.

So far we have tried to cover almost all the aspects of the new AMD Ryzen 5600x processor, if you need to know anything else or have any suggestion, please feel free to post here in a comment.


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