As they currently stand, the Ryzen 5 5600X is AMD's cheapest desktop processor in the Zen 3 family, and it's even cheaper: you can buy one for $ 279.99 at Antonline (via of the site’s eBay account).
This is no giant discount, although until recently, this chip was almost always sold at the list price of $ 299.99. Or more, according to the supplier: Antonline charges $ 319.99 if you buy directly from their website instead of by auctioning it on eBay.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | 6 cores, 12 threads | From 3.7 GHz to 4.6 GHz
$ 299.99 $ 279.99 on Antonline (via eBay, save $ 20)
The less expensive Zen 3 CPU for the desktop has just become a little more affordable. This is a great gaming chip and is the only Zen 3 processor that includes a refrigerator.See offer
Let's talk about the specifications. The Ryzen 5 5600X has six cores and 12 wires, runs from 3.7 GHz (base) to 4.6 GHz (maximum increase) and has 32 MB of L3 cache. And because it's a Zen 3 CPU, you have access to PCI Express 4.0 connectivity (on a compatible platform) to get the most out of it the best and fastest SSDs that offer speeds of up to 7,000 MB / s.
What do you need, then, not to opt for a Zen 3 CPU with more cores and threads? In games, not much, this is one of the best processors to play. As we pointed out in our review, this is where the 5600X really shines. For the most part, gaming performance is comparable to the Ryzen 7 5800X and even the Ryzen 9 5950X when the rest is the same (of course, there are exceptions).
When having additional cores and threads pays more significant dividends it is in tasks like 3D rendering, video encoding, real-time playback, and so on. However, if you are strictly interested in the game, this is a great chip. It is also the only Zen 3 processor to include a refrigerator, which adds to the value proposition.