Ryzen 5 5600X CPU is now the best single core processor according to Passmark

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 4:00 PM

AMD is getting ready to launch their next generation of Ryzen 5000 CPUs based on the new Zen 3 architecture, and whilst we haven’t got any official 3rd party benchmarks or reviews yet for the new chips, Passmark has now crowned the new Ryzen 5 5600X CPU as the best performing single-core processor, beating the tremendous amount of competition from Intel at a fraction of the price.

AMD’s $299 Ryzen 5 5600X CPU has a CPU Mark score of 3495, beating out the Core i9-10900K by 10% which has a score of 3175 and costing almost twice as much at $549. This is all the more impressive when you realize the 5600X is supposed to be the equivalent of the Core i5-10600K from Intel, which the 5600X has a lead of 19% over.

Of course, this doesn’t measure overall performance and it's likely the 5600X won’t be beating out the Core i9-10900K at Multi-Core performance, but it's still impressive nonetheless and goes to show the incredible strength of Zen 3’s Single Core performance.

AMD’s mainstream X600-branded CPUs have remained incredibly popular among the Ryzen processors, and considering how many of you were more interested in the 5600X over any of the other CPUs in the lineup when they were announced (with more interest on the 5600X than the other 3 combined), the Ryzen 5 5600X is clearly going to be a big winner for this new series.

Of course the 5600X is $50 more than its predecessor - the Ryzen 5 3600X - but considering the jump in performance all the while being even more efficient and the fact that its giving Intel a run for its money already, makes the increase in price worth it in our opinion.

AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU lineup:

CPU Cores Threads Base clock Boost clock Cache L2+L3 TDP Price
16 32 3.4GHz 4.9GHz 72MB 105W $799
12 24 3.7GHz 4.8GHz 70MB 105W $549
8 16 3.8GHz 4.7GHz 36MB 105W $449
6 12 3.7GHz 4.6GHz 35MB 65W $299

What do you think? Are you looking to upgrade your CPU? Are you excited for AMD’s new generation of Ryzen 5000 processors? Which one are you considering to buy? Let us know!

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14:24 Oct-24-2020

I am looking to upgrade, but not from current X lineup. I am waiting for 5600 and 5700X.

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04:13 Oct-27-2020

same here

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09:43 Oct-24-2020

Not a fanboy, but it looks like I just bought the wrong cpu........:(

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16:50 Oct-23-2020

If intel loses its only strong suit of single core performance (gaming crown) the intel marketing team must be sweating profusely.

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17:14 Oct-23-2020

Im pretty sure intel will be back on game but it seems like their new gen will be released at the end of 2021, so basically whole year for amd to be king in absolute every performance metric.

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17:35 Oct-23-2020

And after in 2021 AMD will have a new AM5 with ddr5 and pcie 5.0. Intels going a strage route for desktop of android-ish approach of big-little cores combined.

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20:35 Oct-23-2020

DDR5 yes, but PCIe 5.0? Surely you meant 5nm? As opposed to Intel's transition to 10nm and away from 14nm at long last.

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21:51 Oct-23-2020

the 14+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ process is great :D

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01:37 Oct-24-2020

Lets not forget that intel still manages to compete with tsmc's 7nm (well, until 5000 series) also lets not forget that intels lithography is not equivalent to tsmc measurement and also intel is still much bigger company and has a lot of resources to jump back its just that it might take a while either until end of 2021 or 2022.

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16:46 Oct-23-2020

Cool to see. If it were $100 cheaper I would definitely be regretting buying my CPU recently. It's nice that I can pop in a 5700/5800 a few years down the line if need be though.

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16:23 Oct-23-2020

ALL HAIL AMD, INTEL AND THEIR IDIOT FANBOYS SUCKS!

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19:34 Oct-23-2020

No need to be insulting...... also, you'll learn young grasshopper that being a fanboy for any company eventually comes back to bite you in the rear........ you're best off choosing what does what you need it to do for a price you're willing to pay and ignoring what brand it is.

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19:41 Oct-23-2020

Well said TClaw!

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