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Similar single core performance as the higher Ryzen 5900x, which is important for many games and general productivity software. Worth the higher price from 3600, 6 cores is more than enough. Haven't had any game that maxes it out yet. PBO brings it to 4.8Ghz all-core with air cooling
After suffering for more than 7 months of constant out-of-stocks and price gouges, we've finally entered a cooling phase that will probably only last for a short while and then go back to status quo and then come back here again. Although I'm not really gonna laugh my way to the bank, because it took more than 7 months to reach this low, and my friends had gotten theirs for a slightly higher price back then.
Before this I had a 2700x and wondered if buying one would be worth it. After a few Youtube comparison videos I took the dive - with PBO enabled in the BIOS, I'm now seeing almost double FPS in every single game I'm playing. The fact it comes with a cooler which does the job perfectly fine (these CPU's are designed to take more heat than others) is just a bonus.
The ONLY problem I have with this is the price. It's being horribly scalped everywhere for up to £100+. AMD have released statements saying more will be released late-March (which also coincides with PS5, meaning their mutual development company is ramping up production) so if you CAN wait, please wait until March/April time onwards.
This is definitely the CPU to get (for primarily gaming) to last the next 3 years or so. I wouldn't buy the first generation of AM5 in 2022, as usually early adopters are plagued with RAM and Motherboard related issues.
Five Stars. Once availability is ironed out, you won't regret buying one.
Have been running an Intel i7-2600k for over 10 years in my gaming PC, most recently with a Geforce 1070ti. Had no real need to change, then I installed MSFS2020. This game/sim is very processor and GPU demanding. Turning on the game stats it became obvious the Main thread (CPU) was causing a bottle neck resulting in me getting no more then about 25fps (10-15fps) using VR. Clocked the CPU all the way to 4.5Ghz with no probs which gave me an extra 5fps. Decided after 10 years it was finally time to upgrade.
Being an Intel person I invested in a new motherboard and an i5-11600k. When it arrived I realise it came with no fan, and for good reason. The thing needs a cooler with 125w TPD cooling ability to run normally and even that only allows short boasts of L1 turbo speed (just enough to get in Benchmark results - bit cheeky Intel!)
Sent MB and chip back unopened and purchased an Asus x570 MB and this 5600x CPU instead. Runs cool and quite using stock cooler (not gone about 72 degrees). Now average 45fps in MSFS2020 with GPU reporting as being the bottleneck on Ultra settings. VR returns an average of 25fps.
Overall happy with my final decision, have now switched side to AMD (maybe Intel will catch up with their 12th Gen CPUs later this year), don't think there would have been much to gain from going for a 5900x
Un processore fantastico, sale in oc che è una bellezza , arriva tranquillamente a 4850MHz su tutti i core con tensioni e temperature molto inferiori alla serie 3000 attivando soltanto l'auto overclock da ryzen master. Che dire , questa volta Intel è stata superata anche in gaming. Ottimo sotto tutti i punti di vista.
Acabo de hacer upgrade de un 2700X en una motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming con el nuevo BIOS que actualiza AGESA para soportar los procesadores AM4 AMD Series 5000 y realmente puedo ver la diferencia en rendimiento de videojuegos, en las pruebas sintéticas sale muy por arriba y casi a la par de un 5800X o 5900X en single core performance (Cinebench R20: arriba de 600 puntos). Ahora con este BIOS 5809 puedes activar 4G Decoding y Resizable BAR para mejorar el rendimiento de la GPU, es increíble y lo mejor es que no tuve que cambie de motherboard, gracias AMD/ASUS.