AMD Showdown: Ryzen 5 7600x vs 5600x – Which Reigns Supreme?

Muhammad Allayhan
Muhammad Allayhan
ryzen 5 7600x vs 5600x

Ryzen 5 5600x or Ryzen 7600x? Can’t make your decision between the two? Well, you’re not the one to blame. The Ryzen 5 5600x offers a fair gaming experience, and great multi-core performance, and comes at a more affordable price. While the Ryzen 5 7600x may fall on the pricier side but provides value for your every dime. 

If you’re trapped in the dilemma of choosing between the two and done stressing your brain about it. Then you’ve come to the perfect place. In this article, I’ll thoroughly compare the two robust chips and help you find all your answers. So hold tight to witness the battle of the two mighty processors!

All about the Ryzen 5 7600x 

Last year AMD launched some high-end CPUs that included Ryzen 9 7650x and Ryzen 9 7900x. But both these processors were quite expensive and not everyone could afford them. So to keep things balanced a somewhat low-priced option was also released; the Ryzen 5 7600x.

It’s built on the latest Zen 4 architecture and compatible with a brand-new socket, the AM5. Just like the more expensive and powerful variants, it supports DDR5 memory and works with only PCle 5.0 technology. 

Thanks to the Zen 4 architecture, we saw a 13% increase in IPC performance. The fact that it’s only compatible with DDR5 memory is quite concerning as you’ll also have to buy a new motherboard. So, the 299 euros for the processor isn’t all you’ll need to spend. 

Moreover, it boasts a base clock of 4.7 GHz and a boost clock of 5.3 GHz. But unlike other companies like Apple and Intel, AMD sticks with their traditional 6-core and 12-thread CPU design. 


  • Performs brilliantly in single-threaded tasks
  • Based on the latest Zen 4 architecture
  • More power efficiency saves you from high energy bills 


  • Almost double the price of Ryzen 5 5600x 
  • Dreadful for multi-threaded jobs 
  • The processor gets very hot so you’d need high quality cooler 

All about the Ryzen 5 5600x 

2020! The year when AMD was rocking the market for their high-quality gaming and productivity CPUs. In those days, AMD launched their Ryzen 5000 series processors. Out of all the models, tech heads were most hyped about the Ryzen 5 5600x. But why? Let’s find out! 

Well for starters, a high-core number wasn’t as common at that time and the release of Rzyen 5 5600x, a 6-core CPU at mere 175 euros was just out of this world. It featured a 6 cores and 12 threads design with a TDP (thermal design power) of 65 watts. 

Ryzen 5 5600x was based on the older Zen 3 architecture using a 7 nm manufacturing process. Moreover, it has lower base (3.7 GHz) and boost (4.6 GHz) clock speeds than the Ryzen 5 7600x. 


  • Performs better in multi-threaded tasks 
  • Less expensive (great for mid-range buyers) 
  • Great for 1080p games 
  • An included Wraith Stealth cooler


  • Based on older architecture (Zen 3) 
  • Not able to run all the latest games 
  • Consumes more power 

Important specifications: AMD Ryzen 5 7600x vs 5600x

Here’s a complete specs comparison for both of these powerful chips; 

Features Ryzen 5 7600xRyzen 5 5600x
Cores (threads)6 (12)6 (12)
Base clock speed 4.7 GHz3.7 GHz
Boost clock speed 5.3 GHz4.6 GHz 
L2 cache 6 MB (1 MB per core)3 MB (512 KB per core)
L3 cache38 MB per CCD 32 MB per CCD
Socket AM5 (LGA)AM4 
Power (TDP)105 watts 65 watts
Code name(architecture)Zen 4 Zen 3 
Price 260 euros 175 euros 
Memory support DDR5 DDR4 
Integrated graphics AMD RDNA2 GPUNone 
Manufacturing process TSMC 7 nm TSMC 5 nm 

Performance comparison 

Now that you’re well aware of all the specifications of both processors, I know you’re dying to know how much they differ in their performance. And trust me, I was as excited about it as you are right now. So I ran it through a series of performance tests in single/multi-core tasks, gaming, temperature, and power efficiency. And the results cleared the whole picture. Let’s have a look!

Cinebench R23 multi core 

I started off with a very famous benchmark tool the Cinenbench R23. At the end of the 10-minute multi-core loop test, Ryzen 5 7600x was able to score just under 15000 points and the Ryzen 5 5600x could only hit slightly over 11500 points. It means Ryzen 5 7600x performed 30% better than the 5 5600x. 

Ryzen 5 5600x 11569
Ryzen 5 7600x 14983

Cinebench R23 single core

I thought that the Ryzen 5 5600x would perform better in single-core tests, but the results proved me wrong! Ryzen 5 7600x rocked this one too with a 32% performance difference. 

Ryzen 5 5600x 1453
Ryzen 5 7600x 1920

Blender Open Data Render time  

You might’ve heard about this open-source tool; Blender. In the next couple of tests, I used Blender version 3.4 to test the render times and the number of samples in a minute. As for render times, Ryzen 5 5600x had me waiting for a long 20 minutes but the Ryzen 7600x only took 14 minutes and 10 secs. A considerable 40% performance gap!

Ryzen 5 5600x 20 mins 
Ryzen 5 7600x 14 mins 10 secs

Blender Samples per minute 

As expected, the results for samples per minute were quite similar to the previous test. 

Ryzen 5 5600x 178.6
Ryzen 5 7600x 232.8

Adobe Photoshop 2022 Puget System Benchmark 

Adobe Suite packs plenty of useful tools for artists and content creators. As for performance testing Adobe Photoshop 2022 has a built-in Puget System standard benchmark. 

Here the Ryzen 5 7600x performed 48%  better than the Ryzen 5 5600x which was quite impressive.  

Ryzen 5 5600x 970 
Ryzen 5 7600x 1430

Adobe Premier Pro 2022 Puget System Benchmark 

Next up, in the Adobe suite was the Premier Pro 2022 app. Following the trend, Ryzen 5 7600x was 26% better in this test too. 

Ryzen 5 5600x 755 
Ryzen 5 7600x 948

7-Zip File Manager Compression 

7-Zip File Manager is another pretty popular and widely used open-source application. So I ought to give it a try! 

It is used to archive files but in this test, I used the built-in benchmark feature. The following results are in million instructions per second (MIPS) for compressing while using a 32 MB dictionary size and 10 passes.  

Ryzen 5 5600x 72006
Ryzen 5 7600x 88658

7-Zip File Manager Decompression

Ryzen processors are renowned for their decompressing capabilities but in this test, Ryzen 5 7600x was a mere 16% more promising than the Ryzen 5 5600x. Quite a head-turner! Isn’t it? 

Ryzen 5 5600x 103958
Ryzen 5 7600x 88969

1.3 Corona Render Time 

At last, I used the application; Corona 1.3 which is a shading engine designed for production rendering. Here’re the results! 

Ryzen 5 5600x 115 secs 
Ryzen 5 7600x 96 secs 

Which one should you go for: Ryzen 5 5600x or Ryzen 5 7600x? 

So it all comes down to this; which is suitable for you? Well, if you’ve made it through the whole article I hope you have your answer. But if you’re still baffled about it, let me make it simple and raw for you. 

If you’re running a little low on budget and looking for a CPU that works great for gaming and general use then Ryzen 5 5600x could be your go-to processor. 

But if you’re willing to push your financial limits and want a smoother and swift gaming performance with quicker single/multi-core task completion then Ryzen 5 7600x could be your best bet. 

Muhammad Allayhan

Muhammad Allayhan, a gaming and PC hardware virtuoso, breathes life into pixelated worlds. A legendary overclocker, he unlocks hidden power in gaming rigs. Navigating from 8-bit realms to today’s masterpieces, Muhammad’s words immerse readers in an ever-evolving digital odyssey. Join him as he reveals the secrets of gaming’s cutting edge.

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