Despite the release of Intel’s 12th-generation Core i-series processors, many people are waiting for AMD 4th-generation Ryzen processors. However, before that, AMD has just released some new processors based on the current-generation architecture and Ryzen 5 5600 seems to be a great hexa-core processor among the list. It is a highly valued hexa-core processor with twelve threads that has an MSRP of $199. The clock rates of this processor are ever so slightly lower than the Ryzen 5 5600X, which is why it is priced lower, and ultimately, it is a win-win situation for mid-range users.
Despite having a lower base clock of 3500 MHz and a boost clock of 4400 MHz, the real-world performance of this processor is almost identical to the Ryzen 5 5600X. To be honest, with slight overclocking, you might even be able to overcome the Ryzen 5 5600X with this processor, as long as you use a high-end motherboard that is capable of providing enough juice to this user. Speaking of motherboards, you should definitely go for an X570 or X570S-chipset motherboard for this processor unless you are short on budget, in which case a B550 motherboard should be considered. In this article, we will check the best motherboard for Ryzen 5 5600, so stay tuned.