AMD's fastest 6-core processor for the main desktop, with 12 threads. It can deliver an elite 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games. Includes the quiet and capable AMD Wraith Stealth cooler 4.6 GHz Max Boost, Unlocked for Overclocking, 35 MB Cache, DDR-3200 Support. For AM4 advanced socket platform, it can support PCIe 4.0 on X570 and B550 motherboards.

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Processor Specifications
Processor NumberRYZEN 5 5600x
# Of Cores6
# Of Threads12
Processor FrequencyBase Clock 3.7GHz
Max Boost Clock Up to 4.6GHz
Cache35 MB
Processor SocketAM4

6 incredible cores for those who just want to game

The best 6-core processor for dedicated gamers who want an astonishingly powerful gaming processor.


Build with Confidence

Configuring and customizing your rig has never been easier. AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors can be dropped into any AMD 500 Series motherboards with a simple BIOS update.

AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler included

This high-performance cooling solution is cool, quiet, and low profile.

Technical Specifications

Max Boost


Up to 4.6 GHz
Cache (L2+L3)35 MB
PCIe® Version4.0
Unlocked for Overclocking


Yes + Precision Boost Overdrive


Sockets SupportedAM4 on AMD 500 Series motherboards


1. R5K-022: Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of September 23, 2020 using A Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-10600K configured with DDR4-3600C16 and a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, in select titles. All games tested at 1080p High settings. Results may vary. R5K-022

2. Max boost for AMD Ryzen processors is the maximum frequency achievable by a single core on the processor running a bursty single-threaded workload. Max boost will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: thermal paste; system cooling; motherboard design and BIOS; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest OS updates. Visit for more details.

3. AMD is not responsible for damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware. GD-26

4. Precision Boost Overdrive requires a compatible AMD Ryzen Threadripper, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, or Ryzen 9 processor and a motherboard compatible with one or more of these processors. AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen processors including the Ryzen 3200G processor are not compatible with Precision Boost Overdrive. Precision Boost Overdrive enables operation of the proce