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How Good Is Ryzen 5 5600x For Gaming? (1440p and 4k)

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How Good Is Ryzen 5 5600x For Gaming? (1440p and 4k)

Topic Introduction

It’s well known that Ryzen 5 5600x is a powerful processor when we talk about gaming. Although it only has 6 cores and 12 threads, this CPU is everything one gamer needs to fully enjoy the time spent in the games.

Have in mind that Ryzen 5 5600x is an unlocked processor and with a boost of 4.6 GHz performance of this CPU is even better.

As expected Ryzen 5 5600x is best for 1080p gaming, but today I have it on my hands and I concentrated on higher resolutions like 1440p and 4k even tho in these resolutions the graphics card has the biggest role.

If you want to read a full review of this CPU, go here.

Stay with me and find out how this Processor performs in popular games!

Ryzen 5 5600x for gaming

How Good Is Ryzen 5 5600x for gaming in 1440p? Short Topic Answer

AMD Ryzen 5 5600x is a great processor for 1440p gaming. If you have a strong graphics card paired with this processor, you will be able to run any video game in 2k resolution easily. Although 1440p resolution is GPU heavy, you should increase the frequency of this CPU to 4,6 GHz for best results.

How Good Is Ryzen 5 5600x For Gaming In 4k? Short Answer

AMD Ryzen 5 5600x is a perfect processor for 4k gaming. Although you need a good processor paired with your GPU in order to achieve great results in 4k resolution, your graphics card is mostly responsible for the actual gameplay. That means that you can play video games in 4k even with a worse CPU.

Ryzen 5 5600x Specifications

Number of Cores6
Number of Threads12
SocketSocket AM4
Base Frequency3.7 GHz
Boost Frequency 4.6 GHz
Process Size7 nm
TDP 65W

Best Ryzen 5 5600x Offer At The Moment

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In order to see how well an AMD Ryzen 5 5600x handles demanding games in 1440p resolution, I paired it with powerful Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards and 16Gb of fast 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM.

Also, to get the best performance, I tested Ryzen 5 5600x on Boost Frequency (4.6 GHz).

As you can see in the table below, I tested this processor in both demanding games like AC Valhalla, AC Odyssey, and Red Dead Redemption 2, and less demanding games like Valorant and Rainbow Six Siege.

Although some of these games are more demanding, this Processor – Graphics card Combo gave me a perfect gaming experience with over 60 fps in any game I tested.

The most surprising result was from Valorant, although I tested it on Competitive settings, AMD Ryzen 5 5600x paired with Rx 6800 XT managed to get over 400 fps, which is more than enough even for professional players.

In both Assassin’s Creed games, I got very good fps on Ultra and Very High graphics settings.

You can see all results, fps, CPU usage, and Temps in the table below.

specs: AMD Ryzen 5 5600x, Radeon RX 6800, 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz, 1 TB SSD AVERAGE FPS 1% LOW FPS CPU USAGE (%) CPU TEMP (°C)
GTA 5 (Very High settings - 1440p res) 90 fps 68 fps 57 % 62 °C
Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Very High settings - 1440p res) 75 fps 57 fps 72 % 66 °C
Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ultra settings - 1440p res) 83 fps 45 fps 92 % 70 °C
PUBG (Pro settings - 1440p res) 162 fps 75 fps 63 % 64 °C
Battlefield 5 (Ultra settings - 1440p res) 126 fps 95 fps 78 % 66 °C
Forza Horizon 4 (Ultra settings - 1440p res) 140 fps 101 fps 64 % 61 °C
Red Dead Redemption 2 (High & Ultra settings - 1440p res) 98 fps 75 fps 71 % 64 °C
Fortnite (Pro settings - 1440p res) 268 fps 132 fps 68 % 65 °C
Valorant (Pro settings - 1440p res) 451 fps 213 fps 58 % 63 °C
Rainbow Six Siege (Pro settings - 1440p res) 270 fps 220 fps 50 % 64 °C

As I said before, gaming in 4k resolution doesn’t prove how good a CPU is, considering that the biggest role in 4k is a graphics card. Although the CPU doesn’t have a big role, in order to get the best performance you need to pair your graphics card with at least a decent CPU – and Ryzen 5 5600x is more than Decent.

Fortunately, I had a very good graphics card (AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT) to pair with AMD Ryzen 5 5600x and I have resulted from 10 popular games in the table below.

I chose to test this Processor with the same GPU and in the same games so you can compare the results from both 1440p and 4k resolutions.

In GTA 5, Ryzen 5 5600x didn’t have a problem going over 60 fps in 1440p even on the Highest settings. With 90 fps on average, I think this game is more than playable in 2k resolution.

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, even on Very High settings Ryzen 5 5600x didn’t struggle to get past 70 fps.

To cut the story, you can see all results in the table below!

specs: AMD Ryzen 5 5600x, Radeon RX 6800, 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz, 1 TB SSD AVERAGE FPS 1% LOW FPS CPU USAGE (%) CPU TEMP (°C)
GTA 5 (Very High settings - 4k res) 80 fps 60 fps 62 % 65 °C
Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Very High settings - 4k res) 58 fps 46 fps 64 % 64 °C
Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ultra settings - 4k res) 57 fps 37 fps 97 % 70 °C
PUBG (Pro settings - 4k res) 140 fps 84 fps 65 % 67 °C
Battlefield 5 (Ultra settings - 4k res) 86 fps 66 fps 71 % 68 °C
Forza Horizon 4 (Ultra settings - 4k res) 94 fps 73 fps 59 % 66 °C
Red Dead Redemption 2 (High & Ultra settings - 4k res) 63 fps 50 fps 55 % 64 °C
Fortnite (Pro settings - 4k res) 193 fps 104 fps 66 % 67 °C
Valorant (Pro settings - 4k res) 385 fps 178 fps 62 % 64 °C
Rainbow Six Siege (settings - 4k res) 145 fps 117 fps 50 % 66 °C

Most Asked Questions about AMD Ryzen 5 5600x


Can You Use AMD Ryzen 5 5600x Without a GPU

No, you cant use Ryzen 5 5600x without a graphics card. Unfortunately, only the Ryzen processors with the letter G in their name (e.g Ryzen 7 5700G, Ryzen 5 3400G) have integrated graphics cards.

Does Ryzen 5 5600x Support 3600 MHz RAM?

Yes, Ryzen 5 5600x can work with 3600 MHz RAM memory. It’s well known that Ryzen processors need fast memory in order to get the most out of them, so pairing the 3600 MHz memory with Ryzen 5 5600x can only be a good thing. Have in mind to check does your motherboard support RAM that fast.

Is AMD Ryzen 5 5600x Good For Streaming?

Although you should aim for a processor with more cores, Ryzen 5 5600x is a great processor for streaming especially when it’s paired with a powerful Nvidia Graphics card so you can use NVENC to encode your video. Streaming with AMD would force your CPU to do the encoder job and that will reduce your fps.

Can You Use AMD Ryzen 5 5600x On The B450 Motherboard?

It’s possible to use Ryzen 5 5600x on some B450 models, but in order to do that, you need to inform yourself which model should you buy and what version of bios you need. Since the B550 motherboards are on the market, it’s recommended to use that one if you are ready to pay more.

You can read my posts about – Intel I5 10400f, I7 6700k, and the weight of an average gaming PC and components by pressing on the links.

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