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Pros: pros, It's a new release to update my 5 year old cpu and a good price with promo code. Really woke up my computer.
Cons: Cons, Not a one.
Overall Review: I needed to replace my first gen Ryzen 1300x cpu. Should be obvious to anyone, I am not a gamer. But I do like an adequate and responsive computer machine. I know that the am4 is winding down, but can still serve me well. The Ryzen 5600 has received some very good reviews from Tom's and GamersNexus and Paul of Hardware fame says it's the only one of recent releases that's worth a 'darn'. I am tickled pink (look up what that means kids) that I made the buy. Long overdue.
Pros: I finally upgraded from a first Gen Ryzen to a Fifth Gen Ryzen, and the results are satisfying.
Got this when there was a promo code for 15$ off, worth every buck. Would buy this rather than spend 20 more dollars for the X version.
Ryzen 5 1600 to a Ryzen 5 1600, still same cores and threads but nearly a huge spike in peformance due to the zen 3 architecture.
Cons: I dont see very much cons other than lower clock speeds than the 5600X, but the difference isnt that far from each other. And barely is noticeable.
Overall Review: If youve had an old processor for a while, and your waiting for that day, to finally get an affordable processor? Now is the time to start getting it.
Pros: Cheaper than the X version , nearly the same performance.
Overall Review: If one really wanted to , a 200mhz overclock would net the same as the 5600X for less. I have owned both through different revisions of my build. Real world performance difference is not noticable. Save a few bucks and put it towards other components.
Pros: -I'm loving the this CPU, I'm pairing it with a 1660 super and they are a great combo for 1080p gaming with amazing FPS
Cons: -I don't have any complaints :D
Overall Review: - This is a great CPU for a mid tier build, the price tag is hard to beat, I would recommend getting a solid Mobo with it just in case you feel like upgrading later!!!
Pros: Quiet and offer similar performance of 5600X
Quite affordable, got one for $99
Huge performance uplift from 3700X in games, especially in low 1% fps
No difference in games than 5900X I had before.
65w standard or 108w in PBO boost, very easy to cool.
Came with a simple cooler
Overall Review: I first upgrade from 3700x to 5900x. I found the game I play is a great update in fps but the thermal is beyond what I'd like. it keep circle around 100-110w in games even not very optimized for multithreading like WWZ and Halo infinity. It's a big jump in thermal and power consumption compare to my old 3700x.
I then found this deal of $99 and give it a try. surprised to found it's actually toe to toe with my 5900x in all the games I play: wwz, sc2, halo infinity, given my current rig is game only, I have no use of those extra cores.
The power consumption in game like wwz and halo reduced from 5900x's 110w to 60w and temp dropped from 85c to 70c.
So I keep this gem and sold my 5900x to a friend.
Pros: B stepping, currently running 4300mhz all core 1.025volts. I also checked it at 4700mhz all core 1.235 volts. It's a very good chip. I test with x265 4k 2x hbot bench, tho I have yet to test long term with handbrake. Not bad for 144 buckaroos. It's been very stable, not one crash running on a msi x470 gaming max 3600 mem 1800clk cas 16
Overall Review: way to go AMD.
Pros: Latest B2 stepping (date code 2209 - so early March, 2022).
Low power consumption (runs cool).
Great performance per dollar.
Cons: Wraith Stealth is waste of space.
Overall Review: Lots of people *talk* about the latest and the greatest, but most people are better off buying lower end stuff after they're no longer "the latest." Except for a small minority of people, even the "lower end" is more than capable, for much less money. 6 cores / 12 thread is fantastic for most anything these days.
Wraith Stealth is adequate, but personally, I'd rather skip that and get a few dollars discount and a smaller box. If they're willing to throw in a Wraith Spire, I'd take that, though, as Spire is definitely a capable cooler.
Attached CPU-Z voltage is not correct. HWInfo64 shows it sets VID of 0.950V, with real measured voltage slightly lower than that. Even at max boost, it's barely over 1.2V. Not sure if B0 stepping behaves the same, as I don't own one, but people have successfully run these are much lower voltages.
Pros: So with those added settings performance looks to be better than stock and almost on par with an OC. Would rather save energy where i can enable a few settings and let the hardware decide.
Sold the old cpu.
Cons: Took too long to see a good sale.
Overall Review: 80 bucks after selling the old cpu, not bad upgrade considering no need to change mboard or ram.