AMD has officially launched the ZEN 3-based Ryzen 5000 Series of CPUs that will power desktops. The lineup consists of X-Series of processors, but there’s another variant that will reportedly launch early next year. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is a slightly lower version of the AMD Ryzen 5600X. However, both claim to perform better than 10th-Gen Intel Core i7-10700, which is an 8 Core 16 Thread CPU.
Apart from the X Series of CPUs, AMD is also reportedly readying a non-X variant of the AMD Ryzen 5 CPU. The CPU could be marketed as an entry-level gaming CPU but this AMD’s SKU might compete against Intel Core i7-10700.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 6C/12T ZEN 3 CPU Specifications:
Alongside the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU, there’s also the AMD Ryzen 5 5600. AMD has confirmed the existence of the CPU. The AMD CPU will feature 6 Cores and 12 Threads. It will reportedly have a slightly lower Clock Speed than the Ryzen 5 5600X. The processor will feature a TDP of 65W. Although the exact retail price is not yet known, experts indicate it could retail at $220 US.
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X features a Base Clock of 3.70 GHz and a Boost Clock of 4.60 GHz. The Base Clock as well as Boost Clock speeds of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 could be only a few hundred MHz lower than the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU. Although unconfirmed, it is quite likely that AMD will keep the CPU unlocked. In other words, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 CPU could be overclocked. This would mean enthusiasts could overclock the non-X Series CPU and attempt to match its performance to the Ryzen 5 5600X. However, overclocking does require better cooling hardware, and buyers would have to invest in a powerful CPU cooling system.
If the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 CPU retails at $220 and is factory-unlocked for overclocking, then the CPU has the potential to become one of the best mainstream processors of 2021. The CPU can easily outpace the previous generation AMD Ryzen 5 3600/3600X, which are some of the most popular mainstream gaming processors available today. The Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs are based on the new and improved ZEN 3 core architecture. They are based on a more efficient 7nm process node from TSMC.