AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X Beats the Intel Core i9-10900K in PassMark Single-Threaded Benchmark

With the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 processors, AMD has primarily focused on single-threaded and gaming performance. The whopping 19% IPC boost is just one of the factors enabling the near 30% generational increase in single-threaded performance. There’s the matter of inter-core latency, higher boost clocks, and wider fabric bandwidth. In the below PassMark CPU single-thread benchmark, you can see that this has allowed the cheapest Zen 3 chip to take the ST performance crown:


The Ryzen 5 5600X scores 3,495 points in the test, beating the Core i9-10900K, Intel’s fastest consumer CPU by a notable margin (3,177 points). On top of that, the former costs nearly half as much too. The Ryzen 5 5600X is a hex-core part with SMT that comes with a base and boost clock of 3.8GHz and 4.6GHz, respectively. The IPC boost along with the 200MHz higher frequency compared to its predecessor allows it to overtake “Intel’s fastest gaming CPU”.


Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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