AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Ryzen 5 5600X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with 8-cores against the 3.7 GHz Ryzen 5 5600X with 6-cores. 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 5600X and 2700X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Has 2 more physical cores
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Newer - released 2-years and 6-months later
  • Has 16 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 12 nanometers
  • 54% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1654 vs 1074 points
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 GHz vs 4.3 GHz)
  • Around 3.97 GB/s (9%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth


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 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 5600X


Vendor AMD AMD
Released April 19, 2018 October 8, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename - Zen 3 (Vermeer)
Integrated GPU No No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 6
P-Threads 16 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.3 GHz 4.6 GHz
Total Cores 8 6
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 37x
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors 4.8 billions -
Fabrication process 12 nm 7 nm
Socket AM4 AM4
TDP 105 W 65 W
Peak temperature 85°C 95°C

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 43.71 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen 7 2700X official page AMD Ryzen 5 5600X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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Total votes: 298


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Ryzen 7 2700X?
Mike 07 February 2021 14:52
The 5600x is far superior like others have mentioned. The only issue is availability as of right now. Its nearly impossible to get at this point unless you pay $100 above retail which I refuse to do since I don't support those practices.
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Mag 13 January 2021 05:08
Upgraded from 2700x to 5600x 5600x is a far superior chip in every regard I'm able to hold 144+ fps at 1440p I'm using RTX 2080 with 2700x utilization was 83% with 5600x utilization is 98% Losing two cores but there is no difference whatsoever in multicore loads.
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Mag 21 December 2020 00:26
The 5600x makes a huge difference in gaming.
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Mus 16 December 2020 21:10
Go for the 2700x its cheaper and I doubt if anyone would know the difference
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