AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Zen 3 CPU Benchmarked by Early Owner, Excellent Overclocker & Hits Up To 4.85 GHz Across All 6 Cores


The first AMD Ryzen 5 5600X "Zen 3" owner has provided his first impressions and benchmarks of the CPU. The owner, Lawrence Timme, who goes by Jumper118 over at LTT Forums was the same who first posted the benchmarks of the chip running at stock and overclocked speeds in Cinebench R15 and R20 benchmarks which we covered here.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Zen 3 Desktop CPU Benchmarked By User, Excellent Overclocking Capabilities With Up To 4.85 GHz Across All 6 Cores

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X was benchmarked by the user on the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero board with 16 GB of Patriot Viper DDR4-3800 (CL14) memory and an air cooling solution which comprised of a dual-tower heatsink. So before we get into the benchmarks, let's take a quick look at the specs of the Ryzen 5 5600X.

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X "Zen 3" Desktop CPU - 6 Cores / 12 Threads Up To 4.6 GHz For $299 US

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a 6 core and 12 thread CPU. This chip is marketed to be the best 6 core processor in the market for gamers with its impressive clock speeds of 3.7 GHz base and 4.6 GHz boost clocks. The chip features a total of 36 MB of cache and a TDP of 65W. The CPU is expected to be priced at $299.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Serie & Ryzen 4000 CPU Lineup (2022)

CPU NameArchitectureCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockCache (L2+L3)PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH)TDPPrice ( Launch MSRP)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'16/323.4 GHz4.9 GHz72 MB24 + 16105W$799 US
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'12/243.7 GHz4.8 GHz70 MB24 + 16105W$549 US
AMD Ryzen 9 59007nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'12/243.0 GHz4.7 GHz64 MB24 + 1665W$499 US?
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 7nm Zen 3D 'Warhol'8/163.4 GHz4.5 GHz64 MB + 32 MB24 + 16105W$449 US
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'8/163.8 GHz4.7 GHz36 MB24 + 16105W$449 US
AMD Ryzen 7 58007nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'8/163.4 GHz4.6 GHz32 MB24 + 1665W$399 US?
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'8/163.4 GHz4.6 GHz36 MB24 + 1665W$299 US
AMD Ryzen 7 57007nm Zen 3 'Cezanne'8/16TBDTBD20 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665WTBD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'6/123.7 GHz4.6 GHz35 MB24 + 1665W$299 US
AMD Ryzen 5 56007nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'6/123.5 GHz4.4 GHz35 MB24 + 1665W$199 US
AMD Ryzen 5 55007nm Zen 3 'Cezanne'6/123.6 GHz4.2 GHz19 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665W$159 US
AMD Ryzen 5 51007nm Zen 3 'Cezanne'4/8TBDTBDTBD20 (Gen 3) + 1665WTBD
AMD Ryzen 7 47007nm Zen 2 'Renoir-X'8/163.6 GHz4.4 GHz20 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665WTBD
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G7nm Zen 2 'Renoir'6/12TBDTBD11 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665W$154 US
AMD Ryzen 5 45007nm Zen 2 'Renoir-X'6/123.6 GHz4.1 GHz11 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665W$129 US
AMD Ryzen 3 41007nm Zen 2 'Renoir-X'4/83.8 GHz4.0 GHz6 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665W$ 99 US

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Zen 3 Desktop CPU Benchmarks

Coming to the benchmarks, the user first did a stock run of the processor in CPU-z. The CPU posts a 4.6 GHz clock on a single-core at stock out of the box specs. The chip scored 640 points in single and 4900 points in the multi-threaded test within the CPU-z benchmark. Following are the numbers from the user:

CPU-z Benchmark (Single-Thread):

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (Stock) - 640
  • Intel Core i7-8700KF - 550
  • Intel Core i9-9900KF - 543
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - 511
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 488

CPU-z Benchmark (Multi-Thread):

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - 5433
  • Intel Core i9-9900KF - 5423
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 4935
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (Stock) - 4900
  • Intel Core i7-8700KF - 3701

Another important benchmark was the AIDA64 Cache & memory test which shows just how well optimized AMD has made its Ryzen 5000 series versus the previous generations of Zen in terms of latency. The chip delivered a latency of 53.9 ns which is impressive given how Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) CPUs usually hover around 60-70 ns. The chip also scored around 8250 points in the Geekbench 3 memory performance benchmark.

Moving over to Cinebench, the performance was evaluated in both Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R20. The chip scored 1808 points at stock and had clock speeds hovering around 4.65 GHz and with temperatures of 55.6C. For comparison, we have overclocked results for the chip at various clocks that were tested by the user and are reported below:

The chip also ran through 3DMark benchmarks. The physics score was reported at 24,237 points in 3DMark Firestrike, 5760 points in 3DMark Time Spy, and 4181 points in 3DMark Time Spy Extreme at clock speeds of 4.5 GHz at 1.2V.

As you can see, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600x was pushed to an impressive 4.75 GHz on air cooling which is a 1 GHz clock bump over its base clock and a 13% improvement over its stock all-core boost of 4.2 GHz. But that's not enough, Lawrence also ran the CPU through some water-cooled testing with his custom-loop cooling solution. He managed to push the CPU all the way up to 4.85 GHz on 1.35V and scored 2118 points in Cinebench R15 multi-thread and 4888 points in the Cinebench R20 multi-thread benchmarks.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X along with the rest of the three Zen 3 Desktop CPUs are planned for launch on the 5th of November which is 2 weeks from now. The CPUs will initially be compatible with the 500 series (X570 / B550) motherboards while there's planned support for 400-series motherboards too by January 2021.

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