AMD's Ryzen 7 5700 is slower in gaming than the Ryzen 5 5600

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Translate from : AMD's Ryzen 7 5700 er langsommere i gaming end Ryzen 5 5600
Ryzen 5 5600 outperforms Ryzen 7 5700 in gaming performance despite lower core count. Learn about cache differences and avoid mistaken purchases!

AMD released not so long ago the Ryzen 7 5700 desktop processor. On top of this, they also released the Ryzen 7 5700X3D along with Ryzen 8000G chips with AI capabilities. With the Ryzen 7 5700 out in the open, it has been discovered that it is actually slower in gaming performance compared to the Ryzen 5 5600. This is a big problem because, generally speaking, many would assume that the Ryzen 5 5600 is inferior to the Ryzen 7 5700.

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But in this case the opposite is true. The explanation must be found in the amount of L3 Cache which is the only real difference between the 5700 and 5700X CPUs. Where the 5700X CPU comes with 32 MB L3 Cache, the smaller 5700 CPU is limited to half that with only 16 MB.

This limitation is not something that the Ryzen 5 5600 suffers from. With this important specification, everything changes when comparing the previous generation with the new one.

While the AMD Ryzen 7 5700 has a higher core count, the Ryzen 5 5600 wins in gaming performance benchmarks! So, if you don't mind having a slightly worse core & thread count (6C/12T), the Ryzen 5 5600 is more affordable with a lower price and apparently better in gaming.


If we look at tests done by Hardware Unboxed, which tested 12 games at 1080p, we can see the results. The benchmark shows the average gaming performance of several modern processors sold today. By the way, all you need is a BIOS update on your AM4 motherboard (B450, B550, X570, and others), after which you can install a new CPU, including the Ryzen 5000 series.

AMD's Ryzen 5 5600 isn't far ahead, but a new PC builder who might not know the drastic cache differences between the Ryzen 7 5700 and 5700X could make the wrong choice.

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