AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Review

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Blender Benchmark 2.90 – BMW27

A new platform to collect and display the results of hardware and software performance tests. Aimed at an optimal comparison between system hardware and installations using open source software and testing content in the public domain.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Review 1

Productivity is almost always about core count, and we see the Ryzen 5 5600X take the lead among 6-core CPUs, but it can’t quite edge into the 8-core range here.


POV-Ray 3.7 Standard Benchmark – CPU

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POV-Ray shows similar results, though the 5600X does close the gap on the 8-core 9900K


x265 HD Benchmark
A benchmark that measures how fast your computer can encode HD (1080p) video in the new H.265 / HEVC format.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Review 3

Transcoding video, the Ryen 5 5600X is able to claw its way into the range held by 8-core CPUs and is even hot on the heels of the (older) Intel i9-7900X 10-core.



The benchmark shows a rating in MIPS (million instructions per second). The rating value is calculated from the measured speed, and it is normalized with the results of the Intel Core 2 CPU with a multi-threading option switched off. So if you have a modern CPU from Intel or AMD, rating values in single-thread mode must be close to real CPU frequency. There are two tests, compression with the LZMA method and decompression with the LZMA method. Once the total passes reach 50, the score is taken

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Review 4

Yet again we see the 5600X swinging way outside of its weight class, going toe to toe with and besting 8-core chips.

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