AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor

Product code: 315579

Product features

  • Includes CPU cooler
  • Socket: AM4
  • Frequency: 3.7 GHz
  • Turbo Boost: 4.6 GHz
  • Hexa-core
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Product features

  • Includes CPU cooler
  • Socket: AM4
  • Frequency: 3.7 GHz
  • Turbo Boost: 4.6 GHz
  • Hexa-core
Product information
The AMD Ryzen 5th gen processors give you a huge boost in power over the previous generation. You'll get a faster CPU with more memory – perfect for gaming, or just powering through huge work projects and creative tasks.

The Ryzen 5 5600X also supports PCIe 4.0 connectivity. So you're futureproofed for the most advanced motherboards, graphics and storage. When it's time to upgrade your PC again – your processor will still be ready to go.

There's a Wraith Stealth cooler in the box too – one less thing to worry about when you're building your PC.



Technical specifications for AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor

Socket AM4
Cache 32 MB L3 cache
Processor speed 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz with Turbo)
Number of cores Hexa-core
Number of threads 12
Thermal design power 65 W
Cooling included Yes - Wraith Stealth Cooler
Colour Silver
Box contents - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor
- AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler
- Bezel sticker
- BIOS insert
- Thermal solution
- Instruction manual
Dimensions 134 x 70 x 134 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 410 g
Manufacturer’s guarantee 3 years
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Maidenhead GB Tech enthusiast
The Ryzen 5 5600x is an extremely bang for buck processor with 6 cores 12 threads, it's the ideal gaming oriented chip.

It also runs really cool compared to its older brother 5800x. Under load under a 360mm AIO, the highest temps I saw were ~54 degrees C.

If you've recently purchased this item and a motherboard ensure your motherboard has an updated bios, you may need to use a BIOS flashback function on your motherboard to ensure the CPU is detected.
Nothing at all, the ideal chip for a gaming PC, no need to shell out more for a 5800x and above unless you're doing serious multicore workload.
Confirmed purchase: 26 February 2021
Published on: 31 March 2021
(10 out of 10)


Haverfordwest GB Gamer
If you see it in stock buy it as it’s an amazing cpu for gaming
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Confirmed purchase: 06 January 2021
Published on: 17 February 2021
(3 out of 10)


GB Experienced system builder
AM4 socket so can use old aftermarket cooler

Energy efficient
Clearly there are problems with the (early) CPU's being defective causing constant BSOD's, random reboots, RAM timing being set randomly. A quick online search "Ryzen 5600x problems" will reveal the scale of the problem.

Runs hot, despite 7nm manufacturing process.

It is expensive, when compared with current prices of i7-10700k which in actual gaming (not benchmarks), it performs better, has more cores, runs cooler, and is incredibly stable. Funny how AMD has a Bios setting that you need to enable to achieve a better benchmark score.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 07 January 2021
Published on: 15 February 2021
(10 out of 10)


Sunderland GB Technology nerd
Very fast process, no problems. Good temps and highest was 73 degrees Celsius with stock cooler.
Would prefer a better cooler. Larger heatsink and better fan.
Confirmed purchase: 14 January 2021
Published on: 15 February 2021
(9 out of 10)


CPU go vroom
bit over msrp when I bought it but considering its basically impossible to get at the moment its understandable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 07 January 2021
Published on: 15 February 2021
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