AMD’s 5600X chip claims top score in single-threaded performance


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One of AMD’s newest chips, the $ 299 Ryzen 5 5600X, has beaten Intel’s competing processors, taking the crown on PassMark’s test for fastest single-threaded performance.

PassMark previously evaluated 19 Intel products – from the Core i7-10700F to the i9-10900K – as the top-performing chips at single-threaded performance. But on Thursday, the benchmarking provider updated the list to feature the upcoming Ryzen 5 5600X as the top dog.

“We have a new leader in the single threaded CPU benchmark chart. AMD Raizen 5 5600X, “Passmark Announced On Twitter, which was later reported by VideoCardz.

Criteria from PassMark(Sincerely: passmark)

Indeed, based on the benchmark, the chip scored 3,495 on Passmark’s test, nearly 10 percent more than the runner-up, Intel’s Core i9-10900K, a product that currently retails for $ 549 and has 10 There are paces. In contrast, the 5600X has only six cores.

The AMD processor was also about 30 percent more than the previous generation chip, the Ryzen 5 3600X.

That said, the benchmark for the Ryzen 5600X was based only on a sample of processors. So the score is expected to change in the coming weeks as more than 5600X units will enter the hands of real consumers.

PassMark also tested the Ryzen 5600X with multi-threaded performance in mind. The resulting score ranked the product close to last year’s AMD Raizen 7 3700X, and ahead of Intel’s Core i9-9900K, both are eight-core chips.

Raizen 5600X score incorporating multi-threaded performance.(Sincerely: passmark)

Nevertheless, the PassMark benchmark was only performed on the lowest end Ryzen 5000 processor – not the rest of the pack. With the 5600X, AMD is releasing three other chips, which have more cores and higher clock speeds: Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X. So AMD products are expected to see higher PassMark scores in the near future.

Ryzen 5000 series chips and their specs.

If the benchmark for the Ryzen 5600X is valid, AMD was not joking when it said the new processors would provide leading performance on single-threaded tasks. In the past, AMD chips generally lagged behind Intel’s competing processors when it comes to gaming performance, which may outweigh the CPU. However, AMD claims that the upcoming Ryzen 5000 series chips have been redesigned for higher instructions per clock while reducing latency.

As a result, AMD’s new processors could seriously shake Intel’s long-held dominance over the PC gaming market. The Ryzen 5000-series chips will go on sale on November 5; Stay tuned for PCMag reviews.

For PassMark, it is important that the company’s ranking can be noted with single-threaded performance. Back in February, AMD’s processors basically held the top spots. However, in March, PassMark changed the way single-threaded performance was performed for better accuracy, which pushed Intel’s processors to the top of the pack.

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