AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 6 / Nov 2020
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3400 MHz / Cores: 8 / Mar 2017
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    145%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    169%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    121%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

Much higher single threaded performance (around 69% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 21% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 45% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 1700X

None

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 5 5600XAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
SHA
F16C
FMA3
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
XFR 2
3DNow!
CnQ
NX bit
XFR

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 5 5600XAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_3vsAMD_Zen
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4-3200 MHz Dual-channelvsDDR4
CodenameVermeervsZen
Release DateNov 2020vsMar 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 5600XAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
Cores6vs8
Threads12vs16
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 5600XAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
L1 Cache64K (per core)vs128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512K (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache32MBvs16384 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 5600XAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsAMD Socket AM4
Max Case Temp95°Cvsunknown
PackagevsuPGA
Die Sizeunknownvs192mm²
Process7 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 5600XAMD Ryzen 7 1700X
Cpu Frequency3700 MHzvs3400 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4600 MHzvs3800 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
VoltageN/Avsunknown
TDP65 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    5520 points
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    4180 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    32500 points
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    36502 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (simulated)
    260.67
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    154

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (simulated)
    1863
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    1537

points - higher is better