AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor Review

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Series is officially launching today! If you haven’t already seen our review of the Ryzen 9 5900X be sure to check it out! In this review we will be taking a look at the mid-range Ryzen 5 5600X. This chip is really exciting to me as it is effectively replacing the Ryzen 3 3600X which was an excellent mid-range processor and one that I recommended to many people. The Ryzen 5 5600X is a 6-core, 12-thread processor with a base clock of 3.7 GHz and boost clock of 4.6 GHz. AMD is calling this processor the definitive choice for gamers who just want to game and at $299 we’ll see if it makes a good argument for that!

Special thanks to AMD for providing us with the Ryzen 5 5600X Processor to review.


Cores: 6
Threads: 12
Base Clock: 3.7 GHz
Boost Clock: 4.6 GHz
L3 Cache: 32MB
L2 Cache: 3MB
TDP: 65W


For the Ryzen 5000 Series AMD is changing their packaging slightly. The overall box design is pretty much the same with a large Ryzen logo in the center, a number in the bottom-right corner to let you know the series, and just simply text that says “5000 Series Processor” in the bottom-right corner. The background is sort of made to look like brushed aluminum. On the back it lets you know what is inside the box and a little bit of information on Max Boost.

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On one side of the box it lets us know what is inside and on the other we can see our processor through a small window.

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Opening the box up you are going to find your Ryzen 5 5600X processor, a small Ryzen case badge, Wraith stealth CPU cooler, and installation instructions.

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Looking at the chip itself nothing really has changed. The size is still the same as it is fitting into the same AM4 socket. In the center it says AMD Ryzen and in the top left corner it says the model number.

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