After more than two and a half years since its arrival, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X has a list price of US$309 on Amazon, which is US$10 higher than its US$299 release price. However, the generous 50% discount brings its price down to a tempting US$153.60. Thanks to this price tag, this aging desktop processor remains an interesting option for those looking to build a budget gaming or general-purpose desktop PC.
Back when it arrived on the market, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X was the fastest Ryzen desktop processor with six cores. This chip comes unlocked and has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz, and goes up to 4.6 GHz thanks to Precision Boost 2. It ships with the Wraith Stealth air cooler that can keep the heat generated due to the stock 65 W TDP in check. As is always the case with unlocked processors, overclocking leads to an increased amount of generated heat, so those who are planning to push the frequencies of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X by a noticeable margin should also consider acquiring a high-end cooling solution.
After almost 20,000 validated user reviews on Amazon (19,993 at the time of publishing), the AMD Ryzen5 5600X has an impressive general rating of 4.8/5. This figure is the result of 90% perfect scores and 7% 4/5 reviews. The breakdown by feature focuses on gaming performance (4.7), ease of installation (4.6), stability (4.6), and value for money (4.5).
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