AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU $359 + Shipping (Free C&C) @ PCByte


We Ozbargained the PLE deal, but this one does not include shipping.

Still waiting for the 5600x though!

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  • +6 has it for 369.00 with free shipping … so depending on how much shipping is with PCByte … it might be cheaper with JW

  • How's the performance compared to the 5600x?

      • +2

        Intel 486 eats both for breakfast!

      • +2

        Not the userbenchmark


      But if you don't have a discreet graphics card, the 5600g fairs a lot better.

      • I was just wondering if with a discrete gpu if they were comparable, I know there's google but I also know there's some very tech savvy mofos kicking around on here 😎

        • +1

          In that video above, it isn't using the integrated graphics, it's using a RTX 3090 so the difference in frame rates comes down to the CPU only, and it looks to range between 10 and 25% slower. But it's hard to say based on gaming alone because games don't max out the CPU usage.

          The synthetic benchmarks at Cpu-Monkey show only ~3% difference most of the time so I'm inclined to think they are not indicative of reality, otherwise, the 5600g is $80 cheaper than the 5600x and comes with a free graphics card which seems unlikely.

          But if you don't have a discreet graphics card, the 5600g fairs a lot better.

          This was just a joke. If you don't have a discreet graphics card, the 5600g wins hands down because you can't play games without graphics.

          • @jonathonsunshine: @pin4e
            The problem with synthetic benchmarks is that they only accurately represent rendering type workloads (video conversion is the most common example).

            This is probably the most comprehensive test you will find.

            Yes it's true you aren't maximising CPU usage, but the 'bottleneck' theory that has become popular is also too simplistic, it assumes the CPU is one process, when it actually is a a group of different processes, only some of them are used in each different workload.
            The CPU usage graph in Windows is a summary, it isn't a literal representation.

            Think about a race car. Your race car will go faster with better tyres around a tight track, in a drag race the engine is more important, but both have some impact in both situations.

            The 5600x clearly performs the instructions relevant to gaming much faster than a 5600g, as the post above mine points out, around 15% faster on average. It doesn't matter if you aren't 'CPU limited'.

  • If you don't have an up to date PC at the moment this CPU is a great item to get you booted. If you're looking at a higher end system in the future you can then transition to Zen3D and a GPU (when a good launch/deal comes around) without needing to replace anything else.

    • If you don't have an up to date computer at the moment then you should wait till next year cause everything about this CPU is about to be superceded. Next years models (Zen4) will have a new CPU socket, use DDR5 RAM vs DDR4 and support PCIE 5.0 vs PCIE 4.0/3.0

      So if you bought this CPU to get the ball rolling, you will have a hard time upgrading in a couple of years because you will only be able to get a CPU from the same generation.

      • not sure why the down votes, isn't this correct?

      • Up vote for truth.
        My only concern is $$. I expect prices of both Intel and AMDs next gen to be much higher, as demand > supply, and both manufacturers are moving to more expensive fabs to keep up with eachother.

        Just like Zen 3 was 15% more expensive than Zen 2 (to match it's 15% performance improvement), new models will come with a matching higher price. My prediction is that noone will regret buying one of these end of cycle CPUs at current discounts

  • Imagine buying this for $400 about a month and a half ago

    • 6 weeks is a long time?

      Searching completed listings on eBay, some people got it for around $300 though and some people paid $500?

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