AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Ryzen 5 5500

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 3.5 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600 against the 3.6 GHz Ryzen 5 5500. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5500 and 5600
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600
  • Has 16 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1501
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
10648
10324
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
3226
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
21317
19345
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1519
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
7670
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Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 5600 and Ryzen 5 5500

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released March 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Vermeer Cezanne
Socket AM4 AM4
Integrated GPU No No

Performance

Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 35x 36x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Power

Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP 65 W 65 W
Max. temperature 90°C 90°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 47.68 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support Yes No

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 5 5600 official page AMD Ryzen 5 5500 official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 24 24

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77 (66.4%)
39 (33.6%)
Total votes: 116

Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5500 or Ryzen 5 5600?
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Dusan 03 October 2022 17:27
The problem is i3 12100's motherboards are way more expensive.
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JustALurker 07 April 2022 04:53
The 5500 at $160 makes no sense to buy for a new build as the i3 12100 outperforms it and is $40 cheaper. The 5600 has double the cache than the 5500 has which will make a MAJOR difference in single-threaded workloads. I'd either go for a 3600 than a 5500 (since the 3600 has PCI-E 4.0 support) or pay extra for the 5600. The 5500 has to be sold at $120 for it to be worth considering IMO.
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Max 15 August 2022 20:34
Is it worth buying r5 5500 for 100$? Bcoz that i3 or i5 12 gen cost 220$+. I will not be purchasing any pci.e gen 4 GPU.
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