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AMD's Ryzen 5 5600 is a great choice for the value-oriented buyer. It actually offers the best price/performance ratio of all Ryzen 5000 processors on the market. Thanks to recent BIOS updates, you can easily install this processor in first-generation Ryzen systems, making it a super affordable upgrade option.

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Great choice for ryzen 1x00 series owners on same am4 mb.
 
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Great choice for ryzen 1x00 series owners on same am4 mb.
@W1zzard Need a 1700 in that review to compare to. ;) With the 1207 bios should be able to drop it right into your test platform:)

Edit - waiting for that 5500 review as its $170 CAD. It’ll probably be the budget perf/$ goto chip.
 
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Scrolling down on the benchmark section, and seeing how much the 5800X3D gets at 1080p gaming... its so damn good... 5800X3D is a slam dunk... shame the next 3D chip won't be a launch chip this winter... a big market of us only cares about gaming, would love to see AMD slam a home run in the next gen wars this winter.
 
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If you look at MSRP it's an excellent choice for AM4 owners, but nowadays the street price of the 5600X is very, very, close, much more than the $180 vs $200 mentioned in the review; indeed yesterday I've finally ordered my 5600X (it will replace my current 2600X) and it was 2€ cheaper than the 5600 (187€ vs 189€) on bpm-power.com, so it's kind of pointless at this point imo, it would have been a much more interesting part if released together with, or slightly later than, the 5600X, not now.
 
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This 5600 is really good for the price, but if you can spare an extra $18.89 (Amazon USA), you can get the 5600X which has +200 MHz to base and boost clocks at the same 65W TDP. It also comes with the same Wraith Stealth cooler.
 
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@W1zzard Need a 1700 in that review to compare to. ;) With the 1207 bios should be able to drop it right into your test platform:)

Edit - waiting for that 5500 review as its $170 CAD. It’ll probably be the budget perf/$ goto chip.
Agreed. It's hard to say it's a great upgrade for first gen Ryzen owners when no first gen Ryzen chips were tested in the review for comparison.
 
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Yeah the 5500 is only $130 in USA for the past month or so. The one I tested was easy to tweak for PBO +200 +104 base clock PBO, and also all-core OC. Even without tweaks it was much faster than my 3600 despite less cache.
 
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your conclusion on the 5xxx series being a great upgrade is moot if there is zero comparison with anything older than the 3xxx series. Also you mention older motherboards, but did not test it out in older motherboards. I suggest you make a separate review/article, comparing multiple generations of ryzen am4 cpus using x3/b3 and x4/b4.
In many developing countries, the performance difference between the 3xxx and the 5xxxx may not justify an upgrade considering we don't get random sales with steep discounts like developed countries. Prices here tend to stay the same til they stop existing on shelves. 2xxx and 1xxx users however should get more value, but with no meaningful charts besides your word, you won't sway anyone to upgrade.
 
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I've bought two Ryzen 5600 so far. It is the best CPU, period, imo. In Canada it is even cheaper than the i5-12400. The value is crazy good but the performance per dollar is top notch, and yet still super fast, not last gen like an i3 or Ryzen 5500 (which is Ryzen 4000 in disguise). I paired them with a bog standard Asus Tuf B450 and B550. Same results with both.

I achieved 4.7Ghz all core at 1.275V with both CPUs using a Noctua U12S. Both my 5600 scored with a higher OC than my 5600X I bought on launch day. I could reach 4.8Ghz at 1.4V but that isn't worth it.

It is the cheapest overclockable current gen CPU, so not surprisingly it is the best value of every CPU you can buy. A+. Beats the 11900K it replaced with 1/3 the power consumption. Beats the 12400 by several percent in almost every game, and in all productivity tasks.
 
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As someone who upgraded his father's system that had a 2600X in it to a 5600X for a mere $200 which resulted in a nearly 40% improvement in performance, yes... I'd agree with the statement in this article. The 5600X is a great upgrade.
 
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With a bit over 35Mb of cache, no wonder it performs well in games. Nothing new here...
 

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f you look at MSRP it's an excellent choice for AM4 owners, but nowadays the street price of the 5600X is very, very, close, much more than the $180 vs $200 mentioned in the review
I literally looked up street prices on newegg for this review yesterday. That’s where 180 and 200 comes from. But of course prices vary regionally

The ryzen 5500 is not vermeer but cezanne, so based on the apus: smaller l3 cache, no pcie 4.0.. i thought i made this clear enough in the review
 
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With a bit over 35Mb of cache, no wonder it performs well in games. Nothing new here...
When i think back my first PC didn't have half as much system and video memory together :laugh:

BTW i ordered a 5600 yesterday afternoon, i agree with Garrus here, it will be a nice and easy upgrade relatively cheaply. No need to buy new expensive motherboard, or replace the already working silent cooler.
 
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What i find interesting is that the 5500 is an APU without the IGP, while the 5600 is a dirt cheap 5600x with lower clocks


Considering you can make this run on x370, it's stupidly cost effective

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I literally looked up street prices on newegg for this review yesterday. That’s where 180 and 200 comes from. But of course prices vary regionally

The ryzen 5500 is not vermeer but cezanne, so based on the apus: smaller l3 cache, no pcie 4.0.. i thought i made this clear enough in the review
The cheap price is why people are likely upgrade the older 300 and 400 series chipsets to the 5500and not the 5600. And obviously they don't need PCIE 4.0 with those older chipsets. Include your Cenzanne CPUs in your results graphs and you'll see that they are still faster than last gen despite less L3. $130 is a no-brainer for someone upgrading from an $85 Ryzen 1600AF to get a couple more years out of the same motherboard. This is low-end, where we low country people are pinching every penny.
 

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Also, goddamn. We're in a good era for cheap CPU's for gaming.

If you look at the actual FPS values, if you arent GPU limited you can still achieve 120FPS-200FPS in just about anything (other than certain titles where *nothing* breaks that, like borderlands 3 and it's 10FPS difference from best to worst)

If you know you can get 144FPS from the CPU, and you DONT have a 165Hz screen, why pay more?

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Edit: oh and it'd totally be too complicated for reviews, but the APU variant models like the 5500 (cezanne) can clock the memory way higher than the full cache vermeer options. Some OC'ers actually prefer them for that, here on TPU.
 
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Also, goddamn. We're in a good era for cheap CPU's for gaming.

Truth.

Edit: oh and it'd totally be too complicated for reviews, but the APU variant models like the 5500 (cezanne) can clock the memory way higher than the full cache vermeer options. Some OC'ers actually prefer them for that, here on TPU.
I knew there was some semi-obscure advantage Cezanne had over Vermeer, but could not remember/find it for the life of me. :toast:
 
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The 5600X has suffered a significant drop in price in our country. It sells for $ 15-20 more than the 5600. This processor was really cheap (and good) when the 5600X cost at least $ 80 more, not now.
 

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Also, goddamn. We're in a good era for cheap CPU's for gaming.

If you look at the actual FPS values, if you arent GPU limited you can still achieve 120FPS-200FPS in just about anything (other than certain titles where *nothing* breaks that, like borderlands 3 and it's 10FPS difference from best to worst)

If you know you can get 144FPS from the CPU, and you DONT have a 165Hz screen, why pay more?

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Edit: oh and it'd totally be too complicated for reviews, but the APU variant models like the 5500 (cezanne) can clock the memory way higher than the full cache vermeer options. Some OC'ers actually prefer them for that, here on TPU.
Thanks for posting that, it reminded me of the 3300x review, the 1700 cpu was on that, not the same test beds, but kind of gives a comparison to the 1700. However I game at 1440p and 2160p so actual differences at that resolution are negligible. https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-3-3300x/17.html


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Scrolling down on the benchmark section, and seeing how much the 5800X3D gets at 1080p gaming... its so damn good... 5800X3D is a slam dunk... shame the next 3D chip won't be a launch chip this winter... a big market of us only cares about gaming, would love to see AMD slam a home run in the next gen wars this winter.
Oh, AMD is keenly aware of this. Seeing the roadmap, they wait for the node to further mature and release X3D cache SKUs as a refresh.

@Topic: A bit late to the party, but still a good send off option for AM4. My brother went with an MSI B350 Tomahawk with R5 1600 (2017) to R5 3600 and finally to an R7 5800X3D (2022+).
Really hope AMD will dedicate to AM5 just as much.
 
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Pretty good chip for the price, if I still had my AM 4/B350 system then this would be my choice of upgrade.

At the time of my switch to Alder lake the non X 5600 wasn't official so I did not wait and the 5600X was too expensive for my taste + BIOS support also wasn't a thing with B350 so I ended up selling that platform.
In overall I did not spend more than what this CPU would cost me now so I don't mind it much, if I ever need an ugprade I can just drop in a 12400/13400 in the future and call it a day.
For now I have no use for extra CPU power anyway. 'I will need a new GPU first at some point..'

Tho I kinda like having a more modern platform with some more up to date feature set vs the old B350 but in overall my first gen Zen experience wasn't bad.
At most I had a bit of memory stability issues on my end but that was an easy fix running my sticks at 3000 instead of 3200 XMP.

Out of curiosity I checked the prices in my go to etailer to compare the current prices. 'well at least where I live'
Same type/brand B550/B660 mobo with a 5600 and a 12400F, the AMD system ends up being ~30$ cheaper so its not too bad I guess.
At that point I would call it personal preference, kinda reminds me when I built my AM 4 rig back in 2018 may and the price difference was even less between a 1600x or i5 8400 based system and I ended up picking the Zen system. 'only to go back to Intel now :laugh:'

Also, goddamn. We're in a good era for cheap CPU's for gaming.

Yup its good that we have such competition on the CPU market.
If only the same could be said about mid range-ish GPUs and their prices. 'its getting better but they are still way too expensive for my taste and budget range + in my country they were always expensive to begin with..'
 
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