Is Ryzen 5 good for Gaming? AMD Ryzen 5 5600G benchmark

Gaming on an iGPU is back with the new Zen 3 AMD APUs! This Ryzen 5 5600g benchmark will reflect everything!

A couple of months back, AMD held their launch event at CES 2021, where they announced that a new family of APUs is coming into the market for DIY PC builders. These are AMD’s first 7nm Cezanne APUs for Desktop PCs. AMD introduced the following APUs in their new product line, the Ryzen 3 5300G, Ryzen 5 5600G, and the Ryzen 7 5700G. The new Ryzen 5 5600G is known as the sweet spot of the series because it almost hit 90% of the performance of Ryzen 7 5700G at a 30% less price.

These new Cezanne APUs feature the latest Zen 3 architecture paired with AMD’s Vega graphics, mainly tailored towards customers interested in building ultra mini portable PCs or DIY PCs. It will run AAA games smoothly, which we will discuss later in the article, so read till the end. After three long generations, AMD is finally replacing the older 12nm processes with the latest 7nm ones for better stability, thermal performance, and boost clocks but maintaining a much lesser TDP, thus producing less heat.

So is Ryzen 5 good for gaming? Today, we will talk about AMD Ryzen 5 5600G benchmark and how it stacks up against the competition.

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Benchmark : SPECIFICATIONS

No. of CPU Cores6
No. of Threads12
No. of GPU Cores7
Base Clock3.9Ghz
Max Boost ClockUp to 4.4Ghz
Total L2 Cache3MB
Total L3 Cache16MB
Unlocked Yes
CMOSTSMC 7nm FinFET
PackageAM4
PCI Express® VersionPCI-E 3.0
ArchitectureAMD Zen 3 (“Cezanne” family)
Thermal solutionWraith Stealth
Default TDP/TDP64W
DP45-65W
Max Temps95 degrees
OS SupportWindows 10 – 64-Bit Edition / RHEL x86 64-Bit / Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
System Memory SpecificationUp to 3200Mhz
System Memory TypeDDR4
Memory Channels2
Graphics Frequency1900Mhz
Graphics ModelRadeon Graphics 
Graphics Count7
Display PortYes
HDMI SupportYes
Product FamilyAMD Ryzen™ Processors
Product LineAMD Ryzen™ 5 5000 G-Series Desktop Processors with Radeon™ Graphics
Launch Date
4/13/2021

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Benchmark : PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G is readily available worldwide for consumers from the 5th of August 2021. Although they started shipping the new Ryzen 5, 5600G Vega graphics enabled processors to be a part of the latest OEM builds.

These new Zen 3 AMD chips are available for $259, set to compete directly with Intel.

ryzen 5 5600g benchmark

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Benchmark : Performance Charts

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Performance

Here are a few instances of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G performance in various Gaming scenarios.

System Specifications
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G With Radeon Graphics 7 Processor
ASUS PRIME X570-PRO Motherboard
1 TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD
Corsair RM850x White 80PLUS Gold 850W PSU
32GB DDR4 4000MHz (2x16GB) RAM
Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO Cooler

The games tested are running at low settings at a resolution of 1920×1080.

GamesAverage Frames Per SecondSettings 
Grand Theft Auto 5 76 FPS Normal, 1080p
The Witcher 3 41 FPSLow, 1080p
Metro Exodus47 FPSLow, 1080p
Shadow of Tomb Raider29 FPSLowest + TAA, 1080p
Assassins Creed Valhalla32 FPSLow, 1080p
Horizon Dawn Zero28 FPSLow, 1080p
Cyberpunk 207720 FPSLow, 1080p
Watch Dogs Legion27 FPSLow, 1080p
Source: PC Mag

Here are a few Applications tested with the new AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Zen 3 APU.

Cinebench R15240 (Single Core) /1778 (Multi-Core)
Handbrake447sec (Render 4K to 1080p)
7 Zip66235 (Compression Benchmark)
iTunes 94 (11 files Conversion Test)
Blender 18
3D Mark Firestrike 8021
3D Mark Night Raid 19480
ryzen 5 5600g performance

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G VS Ryzen 5 3400G VS Ryzen 3 3200G

System Specifications
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G/ Ryzen 5 3400G/ Ryzen 3 3200G
ROG Strix B550-XE
Sabrent Rocket M.2 2TB
Fractal Design 860 ion Plus
32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB @3200Mhz
ROG Ryujin II 360mm Cooler

The games tested are running at low settings at a resolution of 1920×1080.

GamesRyzen 5 5600GRyzen 5 3400GRyzen 3 3200G
Control24 FPS22 FPS17 FPS
CS GO127 FPS78 FPS56 FPS
Days Gone20 FPS16 FPS12 FPS
Evil Genius 242 FPS40 FPS33 FPS
Far Cry 532 FPS29 FPS20 FPS
Outriders29 FPS27 FPS24 FPS
Rainbow Six Seige84 FPS81 FPS61 FPS
Resident Evil  Village38 FPS34 FPS26 FPS

Here are a few Applications tested with the new AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Zen 3 APU against the previous generation APUs.

Time Spy 4K5 FPS3 FPS2 FPS
R23 Single-Core1416929858
R23 Multi-Core1059148913510

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G VS Ryzen 5 5600X

We will also check out the new Ryzen 5 5600G benchmarks against the mighty AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Desktop Processor.

System Specifications
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G/ Ryzen 5 5600X
ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero
2xSAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB
CORSAIR RM850i 850W PSU
32GB RAM DDR4 3600Mhz
Zalman CNPS10X Performa Cooler

GamesRyzen 5 5600G Ryzen 5 5600X
Shadow Of Tomb Raider136 FPS180 FPS
Cyberpunk 207781 FPS105 FPS
Call of Duty Warzone108 FPS144 FPS
Battlefield 5149 FPS182 FPS
Microsoft Flight Simulator75 FPS94 FPS
Hitman 3101 FPS135 FPS
Red Dead Redemption 2120 FPS145 FPS
Mafia Definitive Edition121 FPS152 FPS

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G VS Intel Core i5 11600K

We will also check out the new Ryzen 5 5600G benchmarks when placed against its competitor, the Intel Core i5 11600K Processor.

System Specifications
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G/ Intel Core i5 11600K
ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero/ASUS ROG Z590 Maximus XIII Hero
2xSAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB
CORSAIR RM850i 850W PSU
32GB RAM DDR4 3600Mhz
Zalman CNPS10X Performa Cooler
GeForce RTX 3080 10GB Graphics Card

The games tested are running at low settings at 900p resolution for the iGPU tests and the RTX 3080 10GB for the CPU Tests.

GamesRyzen 5 5600G Intel Core i5 11600K
Battlefield 549 FPS30 FPS
GTA 5 88 FPS57 FPS
Hitman 335 FPS18 FPS
The Witcher 394 FPS30 FPS
Rainbow Six Seige95 FPS64 FPS

These are the performance metrics when paired with a Geforce RTX 3080 Graphics Card.

COD Warzone128 FPS156 FPS
Cyberpunk 207793 FPS115 FPS
Hitman 3143 FPS171 FPS
ryzen 5 5600g vs intel core i5 11600k

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Motherboard Compatibility

All the X570, B550, and A520 motherboards will support the latest AMD APUs. You can pick up any motherboard with the following chipsets from reputed brands like MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, Asrock, etc. The earlier generation B450 and X470 motherboards should work, but that depends on the brands’ support.

ryzen 5 5600g compatible motherboard

Is Ryzen 5 5600G good for Gaming?

The new AMD Ryzen 5 5600G is a Hexa core processor with twelve threads that are good enough to pull off impressive numbers in games even without a GPU crushing the higher-priced Intel i5 at a significant margin. The processor performs well when you use it with an iGPU and also when you use it with a dedicated Graphics Card.

Yes, for sure, it cants catch up to Intel with its single-core performance. Still, the AMD APU targets users to build an ultraportable mini entertainment PC for your living room or even as your personal computer. As these APUs have dedicated Vega Graphics on them, you can enjoy graphics-based applications really well.

Apart from that, the APU is also unlocked for Overclocking so that you can get more juice out of your system. The bundled cooler is much better if you compare it with Intel’s stock cooler. The new 7nm chips run cooler while being energy efficient at the same time. The only limitation is the PCIe 3.0 connectivity.

But it is an excellent APU for DIY PC builders and beginner gamers in general.

That’s all folks!


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A 29 year old avid gamer by choice dabbles in all things tech. Whether be it spending hours in single-player narrative-based games or going through the latest innovation in technology and chip manufacturing he prefers to stay on top of things. In the other times, you'll find him tucked away drumming and headbanging to Rock and Roll Classics.

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