AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Review

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Review 1

We see a pattern of AMD having lower memory write performance with chips with a single CCX on board, and that hasn’t changed. Memory read does take a notable leap forward this generation on the Ryzen 5 5600X though.

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Latency has improved this generation considerably. We are testing a non-optimized memory speed of 3200MHz for a apples to apples comparison but if you need the best performance, running the core, fabric, and memory at 1800/3600MHz is better.

AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X falls about where we would expect it to on CPU cache bandwidth at all three levels.


Passmark Performance Test – Memory Mark – Threaded

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Passmark gives the 5600X our second highest dual-channel score, falling only to its 12-core sibling this generation.


SiSoft Sandra – Memory Bandwidth – Aggregate.

“SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems–or potential headaches.”

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU Review 7

The spread between our dual-channel contenders here is quite small, but the 5600X performs as expected.

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