In AMD’s recent Ryzen 5000 series announcement, the company only mentioned SKUs with the “X” suffix, leaving the popular “x600” model out of the lineup. However, it seems that AMD will actually launch a Ryzen 5 5600, but you will have to wait a bit longer for it.
As per a @harukaze5719 tweet, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 will release in early 2021. The leaker stated that this information comes from an article, but unfortunately, he wasn’t able to find its source.
If AMD launches the Ryzen 5 5600, we expect that it should feature a 6C/12T core configuration with slightly lower clocks than the already announced Ryzen 5 5600X, which comes with a base clock of 3.7GHzand a boost clock of 4.7GHz. TDP of these SKUs should be same (65W for the Ryzen 5 5600x). Pricing is reportedly at $220, $80 less than the MSRP of the Ryzen 5 5600X, but it’s $20 more than its predecessor (Ryzen 5 3600).
Recently, this article was posted, but I couldn't find the post's source. 😭 My search ability is still low…
> From foreign source
1) R5 5600 will release early 2021, price $220
2) R5 5600X is similar or better than i7 10700 (1T, nT, Gaming) pic.twitter.com/gqy2N1hY5H
— 포시포시 (@harukaze5719) October 12, 2020
If the release in early 2021 is confirmed to be true, it will come around the same time as AMD will add support for Zen3 processors on the B450 and X470 motherboards. Some people might want to wait for the Ryzen 5 5600 given that the x600 SKU are usually the best bang for the buck in the whole AMD lineup, as history tells us.
The post also mentions that the Ryzen 5 5600X should be similar in performance to the Core i7-10700 (non-K) in gaming and single-thread performance. Based on this, the alleged Ryzen 5 5600 should rival the Intel Core i5 series of desktop processors.
KitGuru says: Are you hoping to get a Ryzen 5000 processor? Will you wait to see if AMD releases or announces the Ryzen 5 5600 or other SKUs?