AMD Ryzen 5 9600X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Ryzen 5 9600X was released in Q3/2024 and has 6 cores. The processor can process 12 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket AM5 (LGA 1718).
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X

At a glance

Name: AMD Ryzen 5 9600X
Family: AMD Ryzen 5 (86)
CPU group: AMD Ryzen 9000 (4)
Architecture: Granite Ridge (Zen 5)
Technology: 4 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 7
Predecessor: AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 9600X has 6 cores. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 9600X is 3.90 GHz (5.40 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 5.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Ryzen 5 9600X has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The AMD Ryzen 5 9600X has the AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) installed, which has 2 streaming multiprocessors (128 shaders).

GPU name: AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael)
GPU frequency: 0.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 2.20 GHz
Compute units: 2
Shader: 128
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2022
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 5 9600X supports a maximum of 256 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 89.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR5-5600
89.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 256 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 24
PCIe Bandwidth: 94.5 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 5 9600X has a TDP of 65 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 95 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The AMD Ryzen 5 9600X is made in 4 nm and has 38.00 MB cache.

Technology: 4 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: AM5 (LGA 1718)
L2-Cache: 6.00 MB
L3-Cache: 32.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512
Release date: Q3/2024
Release price: 299 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 7 9700X AMD Ryzen 7 9700X
8C 16T @ 5.50 GHz
3312
Intel Core i9-14900K Intel Core i9-14900K
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
3289
Intel Core i9-14900KF Intel Core i9-14900KF
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
3289
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X AMD Ryzen 5 9600X
6C 12T @ 5.40 GHz
3284
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE)
12C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
3241
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
3218
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 4.06 GHz
3152

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Apple M4 (10-CPU) Apple M4 (10-CPU)
10C 10T @ 0.70 GHz
14621
Intel Core i9-13900T Intel Core i9-13900T
24C 32T @ 3.90 GHz
14621
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 2.30 GHz
14620
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X AMD Ryzen 5 9600X
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
14594
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-80-100)
12C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
14590
Intel Core i7-13850HX Intel Core i7-13850HX
20C 28T @ 4.40 GHz
14587
Intel Core i7-14650HX Intel Core i7-14650HX
16C 24T @ 2.20 GHz
14420

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 @ 1.13 GHz
576
MediaTek Dimensity 820 MediaTek Dimensity 820
ARM Mali-G57 MP5 @ 0.90 GHz
576
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm Adreno 540 @ 0.71 GHz
567
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X AMD Ryzen 5 9600X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 7 9700X AMD Ryzen 7 9700X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 9 9950X AMD Ryzen 9 9950X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i9-13900 Intel Core i9-13900
24C 32T @ 5.60 GHz
881
Intel Core i9-13900F Intel Core i9-13900F
24C 32T @ 5.60 GHz
881
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X AMD Ryzen 9 9900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
878
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X AMD Ryzen 5 9600X
6C 12T @ 5.40 GHz
871
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
829
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
829
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
819

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
7347
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
7221
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
7153
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X AMD Ryzen 5 9600X
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
7097
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
7076
Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
6781
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
6760

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