AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Tops UserBenchmark, Beating Intel Core i9-10900K

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Benchmark scores for AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X continue to appear ahead of its release. This 6C/12T processor is shaping up to be an amazing value for those who may have been eyeing more expensive options for their gaming and productivity needs. New scores from UserBenchmark have been posted on r/AMD, and they show this $299 processor beating Intel’s $549 offering on average.

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Many may question the usefulness of a single benchmark tool, as real-world usage is always the final word on how technology should be measured, but the Ryzen 5 5600X has managed to score favorably in three different tests in recent weeks. Yesterday, it managed to edge past the Intel Core i7-10700K in Cinebench. This bench tested both single- and multi-core performance. Before that, it beat the Intel Core i9-10900K for single-thread performance in Passmark. Factor in this latest score from UserBenchmark, and it’s clear that the Ryzen 5 5600X can compete with both mid-level and high-end chips. Those with an AM4 socket motherboard ought to keep a close eye on this one.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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