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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Review

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600X spent a good part of its life on Amazon’s bestseller list with its slightly smaller non-X sibling holding the Number 1 slot for more than a year now with almost 24,000 5-star reviews. What makes a CPU so popular among gamers? It’s a mythical balance of price to the performance that only comes along every couple of generations. Here we are roughly 3 months after launch, and AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X has already rocketed to the number 2 slot on the bestseller list. You get the same 6 core, 12-thread layout, but with the wild speed increase, Zen 3 has brought to the table. With 32MB of L3 cache available to all 6 cores, boost speeds of 4.6GHz+, and support for all the new tech for less than 3 bills makes the Ryzen 5 5600X a dream for cost-conscious gamers. Let’s see how it does!

PC Test Bench would like to thank our friends at Think Computers for loaning us their Ryzen 5 5600X to check out!

AMD’s Take on the Ryzen 5 5600X:

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The Fastest in the Game
When you have the world’s most advanced processor architecture 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.

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The Right Tool For The Job
When you have the world’s most advanced processor for designers and content creators, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are designing the next skyscraper or animating a complex character, you need a powerful processor that can handle your workflow’s full spectrum of computing demands. Hands down, the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors set the bar for performance-seeking artists and engineers alike.

The Latest Technologies – AMD Ryzen processors have all the best features to keep you in the game.
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.

Build with Confidence – AMD Ryzen™ processors are easy to configure and easy to customize.
Not only are these processors drop-in ready on 500 series motherboards with a simple BIOS update, but you can also easily tweak and tune your processor with Ryzen Master and AMD StoreMI.
BIOS updates supporting the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors on AMD 400 Series chipsets are expected to be available starting January 2021; exact availability will vary by manufacturer and motherboard model.

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Specifications

  • # of CPU Cores: 6
  • # of Threads: 12
  • Base Clock: 3.7GHz
  • Max Boost Clock: Up to 4.6GHz
  • Total L2 Cache: 3MB
  • Total L3 Cache: 32MB
  • Unlocked: Yes
  • CMOS: TSMC 7nm FinFET
  • Package: AM4
  • PCI Express Version: PCIe 4.0
  • Thermal Solution (PIB): Wraith Stealth
  • Default TDP / TDP: 65W
  • Max Temps: 95°C
  • System Memory
    • System Memory Specification: Up to 3200MHz
    • System Memory Type: DDR4
  • Supported Technologies
    • AMD “Zen 3” Core Architecture
    • AMD StoreMI Technology
    • AMD Ryzen™ Master Utility
    • AMD Ryzen™ VR-Ready Premium
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