6 Core beast, a great 1080P/1440P gaming budget powerhouse


AMD is no stranger when it comes to its performance powered processor, yet the price is reasonable for its consumer when it comes to gaming processors. Today we will have the short review and performance benchmark for the Zen3 AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. The processor is priced RM 1349 at the time of this writing


Processor Specifications & Features

AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X6C/12T65WUp to 4.6 / 3.735MBWraith StealthRM1349
  • AMD Zen 3 Core Architecture 
  • AMD VR Ready Premium processor
  • Supports up to 3200Mhz DDR4 Memory module
  • PCI-E 4.0 Ready

Test Setup 

Below is the hardware used and to compare with the Ryzen 5 3600X in the performance benchmarks, no overclocking is set and all will be in default settings. We will also be using the Radeon RX 5600XT as this card is PCI-E 4.0 ready

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 5600X & Ryzen 5 3600X
MotherboardAsrock Taichi X570
System MemoryADATA XPG D41 3200MHz 8GB X 4 
Primary DrivePNY NVME SSD 256GB
Secondary DriveWD Red 3TB 
PSUThermaltake 650w PSU
Operating SystemWindows 10 64bit Professional 
Graphics CardRadeon RX 5600XT 6GB

Benchmark Scores

Verdict and thoughts

The Ryzen 5 5600X is definitely the processor to go if you are upgrading from the Ryzen 1xxx and 2xxx series. If you are currently on the Ryzen 3xxx series, it will not be a wise upgrade unless you are currently on any processors on 4 cores or below . For consumers that want to build a new PC, no doubt the Ryzen 5 5600X will be a great choice for all purposes, whether its VR, Gaming, Editing, Content Creation or just using Office applications. We would recommend at least 16GB of RAM to accommodate the demanding applications today. 


  • Reasonable power requirement
  • Good amount of cache available
  • Wraith cooling fan is included
  • A capable 1080p/1440p processor on High/Very High settings beyond 75 FPS


  • A520/B550/X570 boards required, older boards may not be compatible with the processor

Special Thanks to ASROCK for providing the motherboard for this review

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