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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

► remove from comparison 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.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

► remove from comparison AMD R9 5900X

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is a high-end 12-core, hyperthreaded (SMT) Vermeer series desktop processor that can process 24 threads simultaneously. Introduced on October 8, 2020, the Ryzen 9 5900X is the fastest 12-core processor and is specified at 105 watts TDP. The top model, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, offers even more power and at the same time offers another 4 cores and 8 threads. 

The Ryzen 9 5900X clocks with 3.7 GHz base clock and reaches up to 4.8 GHz on one core in turbo mode. However, when all 12 cores are loaded, up to 4.5 GHz is still possible.

The performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is consistently excellent in all applications and significantly better than the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. AMD has been able to significantly improve its single thread performance in particular and even beats the Intel Core i9-10900K in this discipline. The multi-thread performance could also be improved. In an in-house duel, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X can even take on an AMD Threadripper 2950X.

The internal structure of the processor has not changed fundamentally at first glance. The CCX structure has changed a bit compared to Zen2, because now a CCX consists of up to 8 CPU cores. So each individual core can access the complete L3 cache (32 MByte). Furthermore the CCX modules are connected to each other via the same I/O die, which we already know from Zen2. According to AMD, the Infinity-Fabric should now reach clock rates of up to 2 GHz, which in turn allows a RAM clock of 4.000 MHz without performance loss.

For the manufacturing processes, AMD also relies on TSCM for the Vermeer processors for the 7nm production of the CPU cores, although the I/O die is still supplied in 12nm by Globalfoundries. 

In games, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is convincing thanks to the significantly improved IPC. With the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, streaming can be done simultaneously with gaming. But if you only want to play games, you are well advised to take a closer look at the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X or the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.

ModelAMD Ryzen 5 5600XAMD Ryzen 9 5900X
SeriesAMD Vermeer (Ryzen 5000)AMD Vermeer (Ryzen 5000)
CodenameVermeer (Zen3)Vermeer (Zen3)
Series: Vermeer (Ryzen 5000) Vermeer (Zen3)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X compare3.4 - 4.9 GHz16 / 3264 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X3.7 - 4.8 GHz12 / 2464 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D compare3.4 - 4.5 GHz8 / 1696 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X compare3.8 - 4.7 GHz8 / 1632 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1232 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X compare3.4 - 4.9 GHz16 / 3264 MB
» AMD Ryzen 9 5900X3.7 - 4.8 GHz12 / 2464 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D compare3.4 - 4.5 GHz8 / 1696 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X compare3.8 - 4.7 GHz8 / 1632 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1232 MB
Clock3700 - 4600 MHz3700 - 4800 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB768 KB
L2 Cache3 MB6 MB
L3 Cache32 MB64 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 1212 / 24
TDP65 Watt105 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm
Die Size2x 80.7 + 125 (I/O) mm22x 80.7 + 125 (I/O) mm2
SocketAM4 (1331)AM4 (1331)
FeaturesMMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2
Architecturex86x86
$299 U.S.$549 U.S.
Announced

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 5600X
60.5 pt (71%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 5900X
64.7 pt (76%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
11838 Points (19%)
min: 2435     avg: 11725     median: 13230 (22%)     max: 20634 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1541 Points (77%)
min: 527     avg: 1312     median: 1518 (75%)     max: 1568 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
601 Points (77%)
min: 169     avg: 518     median: 596 (77%)     max: 639 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
4567 Points (19%)
min: 930     avg: 4627     median: 5158 (22%)     max: 8629 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1968 Points (20%)
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min: 400     avg: 1994     median: 2252 (23%)     max: 3717 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
254 Points (87%)
min: 79.2     avg: 215.8     median: 248 (85%)     max: 271 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
21.8 Points (40%)
41.8 Points (77%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
3 Points (84%)
3.1 Points (90%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6462 Points (58%)
6828 Points (61%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
39331 Points (54%)
52076 Points (71%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
69545 Points (62%)
99651 Points (88%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
12563 Points (77%)
12739 Points (78%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
113.9 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.9 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
59.5 s (0%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
2.5 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
13282 Points (77%)
13361 Points (77%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
56607 MIPS (40%)
min: 11386     avg: 80651     median: 84274 (60%)     max: 101644 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
6594 MIPS (95%)
min: 2685     avg: 6221     median: 6429 (92%)     max: 6877 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
117 fps (53%)
191 fps (86%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
320 fps (87%)
335 fps (91%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
15.7 fps (34%)
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min: 3     avg: 20.9     median: 23.4 (50%)     max: 27 fps
05101520253035Tooltip
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.9 GB/s (32%)
1.8 GB/s (62%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.5 GB/s (31%)
2.9 GB/s (60%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
10.7 GB/s (40%)
21.2 GB/s (79%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
260.2 Seconds (2%)
min: 141     avg: 258.1     median: 154.5 (1%)     max: 1259 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.5 sec (10%)
min: 0.4457     avg: 0.7     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 4.47 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
14576 Points (31%)
min: 14624     avg: 18283     median: 16204.5 (34%)     max: 46989 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.1 s (2%)
7.2 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
17.5 s (1%)
15.5 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
400.9 s (2%)
360.5 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
66603 Points (68%)
min: 75591     avg: 79576     median: 80011.5 (82%)     max: 84938 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
19649 Points (68%)
min: 3275     avg: 18857     median: 19954 (69%)     max: 24451 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
88825 Points (57%)
min: 78128     avg: 83219     median: 82547 (53%)     max: 89517 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
88777 Points (73%)
min: 76234     avg: 83193     median: 82490 (68%)     max: 90527 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
91500 Points (77%)
min: 76690     avg: 84590     median: 85007 (72%)     max: 91451 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
16447 Points (42%)
min: 16889     avg: 21058     median: 21303 (54%)     max: 23560 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
25990 Points (64%)
min: 3556     avg: 31716     median: 32444.5 (80%)     max: 35932 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8911 Points (48%)
min: 1799     avg: 11322     median: 11673 (62%)     max: 13135 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
6953 Points (80%)
min: 5479     avg: 6835     median: 7002 (81%)     max: 7297 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
35617 Points (44%)
min: 29337     avg: 47665     median: 52216 (64%)     max: 56106 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1587 Points (81%)
min: 1162     avg: 1525     median: 1588 (81%)     max: 1670 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
8926 Points (28%)
min: 6534     avg: 11808     median: 12765 (40%)     max: 14983 Points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1657 Points (81%)
min: 158     avg: 1476     median: 1597 (78%)     max: 1720 Points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
8980 Points (31%)
min: 1946     avg: 10894     median: 11701 (41%)     max: 14881 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
578 ms (1%)
min: 566     avg: 625     median: 606.5 (1%)     max: 905 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
286 Points (75%)
min: 178     avg: 262     median: 273 (72%)     max: 298 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 1514     avg: 1570     median: 1580 (68%)     max: 1616 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
175.8 Watt (30%)
min: 105.1     avg: 154.2     median: 122 (21%)     max: 235.6 Watt