Built on the new Zen 3 architecture, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X promises to offer a leap forward in performance.
Find out in our in-depth review why we agree, and gave it our Reviewer’s Choice Award!
AMD Ryzen 5000 Series : Built On Zen 3
The AMD Ryzen 5000 series is designed using the new AMD Zen 3 architecture, which promises to deliver 19% more instructions per cycle (IPC) over the last generation, thanks to these new features :
- improved load / store performance and flexibility
- double the size of directly-accessible L3 cache per core
- a unified 8-core complex (CCX) with direct access to the 32 MB L3 cache
- wider issue in floating point and integer engines
- Zero Bubble branch prediction
The new architecture also reduces memory latency through improved core and cache communication, and offer a higher maximum boost clock.
This allows the Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors to deliver up to 2.8X more performance-per-watt versus the competition.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X : Price + Availability
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor is available for sale starting 5 November 2020, at these RRP inclusive of tax :
- Malaysia : RM 1,349 (~US$324) inclusive of 6% tax
- United States : RM 299
Note : Unlike the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X, the Ryzen 5 5600X will NOT come with a free copy of Far Cry 6.
Here are some online purchase options :
- Malaysia : CPU Only | CPU Only | CPU Only
- Singapore : CPU Only | CPU Only | CPU Only | CPU Only
- UK : CPU Only | CPU Bundle | CPU Bundle | CPU Bundle | CPU Bundle
- Australia : CPU Only
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X : Specifications
Here is how the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X compares to the other Ryzen 5000 series processors :
|Process||7 nm (CCD) + 12 nm (IOD)|
+ Die Size
|CCD : 4.15 billion, 80.7 mm²
IOD : 2.09 billion, 125 mm²
|Chiplets||2 x CCD
1 x IOD
|1 x CCD
1 x IOD
|Cores / Threads||16 / 32||12 / 24||8 / 16||6 / 12|
|Base Clock||3.4 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.8 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.9 GHz||4.8 GHz||4.7 GHz||4.6 GHz|
|L1 Cache||1 MB||768 KB||512 KB||384 KB|
|L2 Cache||8 MB||6 MB||4 MB||3 MB|
|L3 Cache||64 MB||32 MB|
|TDP||105 W||65 W|
Unboxing The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X comes in a slimmer box, with a bundled AMD Wraith Stealth cooler inside.
The Wraith Stealth is the most basic cooler AMD ships, usually with entry-level processors like the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 3300X.
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Up Close!
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X has six Ryzen processor cores, with a 3.7 GHz base clock, and a 4.6 GHz boost clock.
It has a 65 watt TDP, and supports SMT (simultaneous multi-threading), which means it can handle up to 12 threads simultaneously.
Like the 3rd Gen Ryzen, it has 512 KB L2 cache per core, for a 3 MB L2 cache size; and a large 32 MB L3 cache.
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X can be installed unto existing AMD 500 series motherboards, and later, the AMD 400 series as well, after a simple BIOS update.
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