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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

AMD R5 5600X

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a desktop processor with 6 SMT-enabled (12 threads) and based on the Zen 3 architecture. Launched in November 2020, it is the fastest 6-core Ryzen desktop processor. With a TDP of 65 watts, the Ryzen 5 5600X is the least energy-hungry model in the Zen 3 family to date.

The Ryzen 5 5600X is clocked at 3.7 GHz base clock and can be clocked up to 4.6 GHz with Precision Boost 2.


The average 5600X in our database is in the same league as the Ryzen 9 4900H and the Ryzen 7 6800HS, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. While this isn't the fastest CPU money can buy, it still rips through most workloads with ease, as of mid 2022. Find out more in our full review.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 5 series chip has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 65 W to be in line with most desktop processors.

The R5 5600X is built with TSMC's 7 nm process for average, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

SeriesAMD Vermeer (Ryzen 5000)
CodenameVermeer (Zen 3)

Series: Vermeer (Ryzen 5000) Vermeer (Zen 3)

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X compare3.4 - 4.9 GHz16 / 32 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X compare3.8 - 4.7 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X compare3.4 - 4.6 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X « 3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
Clock Rate3700 - 4600 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache3 MB
Level 3 Cache32 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Manufacturing Technology7 nm
Max. Temperature95 °C
FeaturesDDR4-3200 RAM, PCIe 4, MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$299 U.S.
Announcement Date10/08/2020
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Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
41.9 pt (58%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1968 Points (12%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
15.7 fps (28%)
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