Home » PC Tech & Gaming News » First AMD 5000 Series CPU Performance in Games | 5900X, 5800X, and 5600X

First AMD 5000 Series CPU Performance in Games | 5900X, 5800X, and 5600X

How do the 5000 series CPUs perform in popular games?

WePC is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Prices subject to change. Learn more

Last Updated:

Want an AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPU? Check out our where to buy pages:

While many of us eagerly await the chance to get our hands on the new AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs, some benchmarks and performance numbers have already started to pop up online – despite embargos still being in effect. One such leak that we are particularly interested in comes from a Brazilian YouTube who showcased gaming performance for three of the CPUs, the 5900X, 5800X, and 5600X – with the 5950X performance coming soon.

AMD 5000 Series Benchmark Setup

He tested these CPUs using an ASUS TUF B550M motherboard and compared them to the Intel Core i9 10900K CPU on an ASUS TUF Z490-Plus Gaming motherboard. Both setups used the same PSU and memory clocked at 3600Hz.

AMD 5000 Series Tested In Games

Our new Brazilian YouTuber best friend Pichau tested the CPUs in 15 different games ranging from 2013’s GTA5 up to the newly released Watch Dogs Legion. Despite each of these CPUs targeting a different market, they were all pitted against a single Intel CPU – the Intel Core i9 10900K which was tested at stock, and with 5.0 GHz overclocking applied. Check out the graphs below to see how the new AMD CPUs stacked up:

AMD 5000 Series Benchmarks: How Well Do They Perform?

Looking through these benchmarks, they seem to back up what AMD claimed in their recent presentation with the AMD 5000 Series chips outperforming the 10900K in most titles. Surprisingly though, the new CPUs don’t seem to have that much of an increase when compared to the last-generation Ryzen 5 3600XT, bringing up the question once again – is it worth upgrading to the new 5000 series CPUs?

We’re still reserving judgment until we get our hands on the CPUs ourselves and run them through our own benchmarking (which we’ll be posting soon!). But, what do you think? Will you be upgrading? Let us know in the comments!

Editor AT WEPC

Danielle Hayes

Danielle has been in love with video games ever since her older brothers handed down their PS1 instead of buying her a Christmas present. She grew up fighting her way through epic JRPGs. Now, you're more likely to find her destroying her Sim's lives, causing absolute mayhem over in Azeroth, and slowly paying off her debt to Tom Nook.