AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 5 5600G

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600X against the 3.9 GHz Ryzen 5 5600G. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
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 5600G and 5600X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Has 16 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 11% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1654 vs 1493 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
  • Newer - released 6-months later
  • Includes an integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 5 5600G


Vendor AMD AMD
Released October 8, 2020 April 13, 2021
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Vermeer Cezanne
Socket AM4 AM4
Integrated GPU No Radeon RX Vega 7


Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 39x
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


Transistors - 10.7 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP 65 W 45-65 W
Max. temperature 95°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics - Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock - 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock - 1900 MHz
Shading Units - 448
TMUs - 28
ROPs - 7
TGP - 10-45 W
1.108 TFLOPS

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 -
ECC Support Yes No


Official site AMD Ryzen 5 5600X official page AMD Ryzen 5 5600G official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 24

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G or Ryzen 5 5600X?
Igor 29 September 2022 18:14
Thank you for the complete comparison.
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Omer 16 September 2022 03:14
I think the 5600G also there is the ryzen 7 version more expensive by 40$ or something yet only a small difference in performance.
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Bartzy 22 April 2022 09:20
will Ryzen 5 5600G work on a Asrock B450M Steel Legend MOBO out of the box?
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Skkkk 30 May 2022 14:50
No you need bios update
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mahesh 26 March 2022 07:56
Wonderful comparison and it is definitely helpful before purchase. Generally, people don't get such a review before making a purchase. It will be useful for everyone.
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Jonathan Moulton 07 March 2022 07:02
I took a ryzen 5 5600g out of a prebuilt HP pavilion Tg01. I did a mid-sized ATX build with a MSI b550 Mobo, Rtx 3060 12GB. 2tb Samsung nome ssd 16 gb of Corsair vengeance ram. I currently have the CPU running at 4.5ghz and 1.35625v and under 100% load it’s running at 55c is worth upgrading to a 5600x or should I save up a bit for the 5800x. I am eventually buying an RTX 3070ti once my name gets called on the waitlist so I’m really thinking about that combo. And I’m not sure the 5600g will keep up. Am I wrong?
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Waqar 07 May 2022 03:12
It doesn't worth it. Save money and go for 8 cores.. 5800X or 5700G if iGPU is needed. Thanks.
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Omar 11 February 2022 11:33
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is overpriced 16$.
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ihab 13 November 2021 01:12
I bought the G series, waiting for it to come.. i'll keep you guys updated about the overall performance!
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Ripon Hossain 05 November 2021 14:55
I got the 5600g. Seems ok for me.
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danny wanny 04 November 2021 18:49
is the x worth an extra $70?
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Bonui 02 December 2021 19:12
Probably not. Buy it now then buy one of the new cpus with 3d vCache when they come out in 2022.
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CruSader YT 30 August 2021 18:51
I go with AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
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venummmmm 09 January 2022 19:11
It's $50 more expensive with only a few % better performance bro X is not worth it when you have G and G also has GPU
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Jay 29 January 2022 23:53
venummmmm, PCIe 4.0 makes the extra 50 worth it if you have a 4x4 nvme ssd. Or running a dedicated card like a nic, raid card, etc.
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