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The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X posts an astonishing CPU benchmark result in PassMark; 10% above all Intel processors and 47% faster than the Ryzen 5 3600X

The Ryzen 5 5600X has some serious chops. (Image source: AMD)
The Ryzen 5 5600X has some serious chops. (Image source: AMD)
The Ryzen 5 5600X has flexed its muscles on PassMark, leaving Zen 2 and Intel processors in its wake. AMD's budget Vermeer and Zen 3 chip outscores all before it by at least 10% in PassMark's single-threaded test and is 47% faster than its predecessor.

The Ryzen 5 5600X has posted its first score on PassMark, and it blows away the competition from Intel. To recap, the Ryzen 5 5600X is AMD's entry-level SKU in its Vermeer (Zen 3) product stack, offering six cores and twelve threads on a 65 W TDP. The Ryzen 5 5600X also has a base clock of 3.7 GHz that it can boost to 4.6 GHz and will retail for US$299.

By contrast, AMD's other Vermeer processors will all have 105 W TDPs, along with higher boost clocks and significantly more cores. Regardless, the Ryzen 5 5600X managed to score 3,495 points in PassMark's single-threaded CPU benchmark, eclipsing the nearest Intel processor by about 10%. The best-placed six-core Intel processor, the Core i7-8086K, only scores 2,941 points for reference.

Additionally, a score of 3,945 points is a huge uplift from the performance of the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3600XT. The former only manages 2,677 points, while the latter reaches 2,832 points. Either way that is at least a 39% uplift from Zen 2 or a 47% one from the Ryzen 5 3600X. We doubt that the scores of other Zen 3 processors will scale linearly with more cores, but the additional TDP and higher clock speeds of the Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X should aid them in posting significantly better scores than the Ryzen 5 5600X managed.

(Image source: PassMark)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-24 (Update: 2020-10-24)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.