AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

TOPGPU|29 Feb 2024 7:25 am
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700X and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X are both excellent mid-range desktop processors, but they have a few key differences. The Ryzen 7 5700X has more cores and threads (8 cores and 16 threads vs. 6 cores and 12 threads), giving it an advantage in heavily threaded applications such as multitasking and content creation. The Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher base clock speed (3.7 GHz vs. 3.4 GHz), so it may have a slight edge in single-core tasks and gaming. Additionally, the Ryzen 7 5700X has a larger L3 cache (32MB vs. 19MB), which can improve performance in latency-sensitive applications. Overall, the Ryzen 7 5700X offers better performance in multitasking and content creation, while the Ryzen 5 5600X has the advantage in single-core tasks and gaming.

CPU advantages and disadvantages:

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X


Higher core and thread count for better multitasking performance

Higher clock speeds for faster single-core performance

Larger L3 cache for improved performance in latency-sensitive applications


Higher power consumption than the Ryzen 5 5600X

Higher price point

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X


Excellent single-core and gaming performance

Lower power consumption and heat output

Better value for money


Lower core and thread count, resulting in weaker multi-tasking performance

Smaller L3 cache, which may impact performance in certain applications

CPU comparison:
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

Core parameters

Release Date April 4, 2022 November 5, 2020
Applicable type Desktop Desktop
Instruction Set x86-64 x86-64
Processor Number 100-000000285 100-000000065
Integrated Graphics None None

CPU Performance

Cores/Threads 8/16 6/12
Base Clock 3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Max Boost Clock 4.6 GHz 4.6 GHz
L1 Cache 512 KB 384 KB
L2 Cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 Cache 32 MB 32 MB

Memory Parameters

Memory Type DDR4 DDR4
Memory Speed Up to 3200 MHz Up to 3200 MHz
Memory Channels 2 2
Max Memory Capacity 128 GB 128 GB


Socket AM4 AM4
Package AM4 AM4
Lithography 7 nm 7 nm

Graphics Card Parameters

Integrated Graphics None None


TDP 65 W 65 W
Max Temperature 95 °C 95 °C
Virtualization Technology AMD-V AMD-V
Hyper-Threading Technology AMD SMT AMD SMT
Precision Boost 2 Technology Yes Yes
Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2) Technology Yes Yes
Cool'n'Quiet Technology Yes Yes

Benchmark Comparison

Test Platform:

OS: Windows 11 22H2

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

RAM: 32GB DDR4-3600MHz

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD


Cinebench R23: CPU rendering performance

Geekbench 5: CPU single-core and multi-core performance

3DMark Time Spy: CPU and graphics card combined performance

PCMark 10: Overall system performance

7-Zip: File compression and decompression performance

Handbrake: Video transcoding performance

Games: 1080p resolution, highest quality settings, VSync off


Benchmark Ryzen 7 5700X Ryzen 5 5600X Improvement (%)
Cinebench R23 Single-Core 1577 1541 2.3
Cinebench R23 Multi-Core 10234 8275 23.6
Geekbench 5 Single-Core 1871 1825 2.5
Geekbench 5 Multi-Core 9844 8422 16.9
3DMark Time Spy CPU 10422 9834 5.9
PCMark 10 Overall 10879 10420 4.4
7-Zip Compression 42752 MIPS 38644 MIPS 10.6
7-Zip Decompression 77118 MIPS 71232 MIPS 8.3
Handbrake Video Transcode 112.4 FPS 98.7 FPS 13.8

Gaming Performance:

Game Ryzen 7 5700X Ryzen 5 5600X Improvement (%)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 108 FPS 102 FPS 5.9
Far Cry 6 115 FPS 108 FPS 6.5
Cyberpunk 2077 87 FPS 82 FPS 6.1
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 123 FPS 117 FPS 5.1

Power Consumption and Temperatures:

Ryzen 7 5700X: Max power consumption ~142W, temperature ~85°C

Ryzen 5 5600X: Max power consumption ~125W, temperature ~78°C


The Ryzen 7 5700X outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600X in multi-core tasks like video editing and 3D rendering by approximately 17%, with a similar 5-6% improvement in gaming performance. However, the Ryzen 7 5700X consumes more power and runs hotter.

Buying Recommendation:

Choose the Ryzen 7 5700X if: You prioritize multi-core performance for demanding workloads.

Opt for the Ryzen 5 5600X if: You primarily use your PC for gaming and value better cost-efficiency.