AMD Ryzen 5 5600: specs and benchmarks


Aggregated performance score

Ryzen 5 5600
6 cores / 12 threads


AMD started Ryzen 5 5600 sales 20 April 2022. This is a Vermeer architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 7 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4400 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 95 °C. It supports DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 14.08% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 7995WX

General info

Ryzen 5 5600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking467
Place by popularity6
Value for money48.50
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameVermeer (2020−2022)
Release date20 April 2022 (2 years old)
Current price$232 of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Base clock speed3.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.4 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache32 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size81 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors4,150 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes


Information on Ryzen 5 5600 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 5600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 5600's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version4.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes20of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 5 5600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 5 5600 14.08


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen 5 5600 21570

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 5 5600 2030

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 5 5600 8548

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 5 5600 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Core i9-9900X 101.14
Core i9-10910 100.07
Ryzen 5 5600 100

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen 5 5600 is Core i9-10910, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

i9-10910Core i910910

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 5600:

Core i9-9900X 101.14
Core i9-10910 100.07
Ryzen 5 5600 100

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

i7-12700TCore i712700T
i9-10910Core i910910
i5-13500TECore i513500TE
i5-12600Core i512600
Ryzen 5 5600XRyzen 55600X
Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GERyzen 7PRO 5750GE

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Ryzen 5 5600, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen 5 5600 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 41162 configurations based on Ryzen 5 5600 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
1% (425/41162)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.09% (36/41162)
RTX 4080 SUPER GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
0.01% (4/41162)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.3% (132/41162)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.08% (34/41162)
RTX 4070 SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
0.07% (30/41162)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (57/41162)
PRO W7800 Radeon PRO W7800
0.002% (1/41162)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.05% (19/41162)

User Ratings

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