AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series CPUs have arrived, easily eclipsing Intel’s competing chips and bringing a new level of performance to the desktop PC.
The AMD Ryzen 5-5600X takes the throne as the no-compromise gaming chip for the mid-range, accentuated by class-leading application performance and power efficiency.
The Ryzen 5-5600X takes the mid-range by storm with six cores and twelve threads powered by the Zen 3 architecture fabbed on the 7nm process.
That potent combination equates to a ~19% improvement in instruction per cycle (IPC) throughput, making the 5600X an easy choice for our list of Best CPUs.
Other fine-grained improvements, like a vastly optimized boosting algorithm, improved memory overclocking, and reworked cache topology erases the last traces of Intel’s performance advantages while delivering a new level of power efficiency..