Introducing the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D, a CPU that brings the game-boosting 3D V-Cache technology to the AM4 platform. Released almost a year after the launch of the AM5 platform, this CPU aims to give budget-conscious audiences another reason to stick with their older platforms before making the jump to the new AM5. What makes the Ryzen 5 5600X3D even more intriguing is that it is exclusively available at Microcenter in the United States.
While AMD has already introduced faster 3D V-Cache CPUs with their new Ryzen 7000X3D lineup, the Ryzen 5000 and AM4 platform continue to be seen as the value kings. With the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, users can simply swap out their old CPU for the new chip and enjoy better performance without having to worry about upgrading other components or the pricing. The 5600X3D, being a budget option, competes well against Intel’s mainstream 12th and 13th Gen Core i5 offerings, making it a great choice for gamers.
To get more insight into the capabilities of the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, Microcenter provided a sample unit for review.
The AMD Ryzen 5000X3D CPU lineup features second-generation consumer V-Cache parts with stacked cache. The Zen 4 lineup offers three SKUs at different price points. The key features of the Ryzen 5000X3D Desktop CPU include up to 8 Zen 3 cores and 16 threads, up to 64 MB 3D V-Cache (L3) and 96 MB total cache (L3), TSMC 7nm process node, compatibility with the AM4 platform and 300/400/500-series motherboards, dual-channel DDR4 memory support up to DDR5-5600 speeds, 24 PCIe lanes, and a 105W TDP.
In terms of specifications, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D offers 8 cores and 16 threads within a single CCD, with a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost clock of 4.5 GHz. The CPU features a TDP of 105W and does not support overclocking due to the limitations of the SRAM cache.
The Ryzen 5 5600X3D, on the other hand, features 6 cores and 12 threads, a base clock of 3.3 GHz, and a boost clock of 4.4 GHz. It has 32 MB of L3 cache on-die and 64 MB of cache off-die within the vertical stacks. The CPU is optimized for gaming workloads and offers a total of 96 MB L3 cache directly to the Zen 3 cores.
Overall, the Ryzen 5 5600X3D provides a compelling option for budget-conscious users looking to upgrade their CPUs without the need for extensive system changes. With its affordable price and improved performance, it is a great choice for gamers.