- Graphic card
- AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
- Can deliver fast 100 plus FPS performance in the world's most popular games, discrete graphics card required
- 6 Cores and 12 processing threads, bundled with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler
- 4.2 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 19 MB cache, DDR4-3200 support
- For the advanced Socket AM4 platform
|Attribute Name||Attribute Value|
|Processor||4.2 GHz ryzen_5|
|Rating||4 stars and up|
Ratings & Reviews
Reviewed on July 17, 2023
For me CPUs like this, which are budget CPUs are mostly about the price. For $100 USD or less this is an excellent buy. If it's more than that, uhhhh. I'll take the 5600 for $130 Bob. While this is a Zen 3 CPU, it's not PCIe gen4 and you should be aware of this before buying. It's not the same line of CPU that most Zen 3 CPUs which are Vermeer. This is Cezanne. There are 3 Cezanne CPUs, the other two are OEM only, meaning they only come in a PC you buy from a company that makes PCs like Dell, etc........ For the most part this isn't a problem because it's a budget CPU, however if you pair this with something like an AMD Radeon 6500 XT which only uses 4 PCIe lanes to connect to the CPU, you'll get bad performance. So don't do that. Otherwise as long as you pair this with at least an 8 PCIe lane GPU it works fine. You take a tiny hit in GPU performance but not enough to worry about. The bigger hit comes with the NVMe drives, especially in 2023 and going forward. There are now MANY NVMe disks that are a lot faster than 4GB/s, and to give as simple explanation as I can, a PCIe lane is a serial data line. The way a PCIe device/bus works is by grouping a certain amount of lanes so that you get the speed of a single PCIe lane times the number of lanes you have. Any NVMe disk has 4 lanes. It also means the port you plug it into along with what it connects to (CPU, motherboard chipset) has 4 PCIe lanes that it will connect with. So, you get 4 PCIe lanes. So now you need to know the data speed for each lane. For PCIe gen3, the speed of each lane is 1GB/s. For PCIe gen4 the speed of each lane is 2GB/s. So, with this CPU, the best you can get is a data transfer rate of 4GB/s to an NVMe disk. That's it. The newest disks coming out the end of 2022, and 2023 can hit speeds near 9GB/s. Now, most data transfers to/from NVMe disks can't run at that speed. However many disks can run many data transfers faster than 4GB/s, so that means a CPU that runs PCIe gen3 is slowing down modern NVMe disks that can run gen4 or now gen5 speeds. But that's not a statement that has a clear meaning, because just because a disk is called gen4, it doesn't mean most of the data transfers to/from that disk will run at the full bandwidth of PCIe gen4 x4 lanes = 8GB/s. Most gen4 disks rarely hit that speed if ever. Only the most expensive ones do. BUT once again many will run different types of transfers above 4GB/s. So that's the description of what it means to have PCIe gen3 when dealing with modern NVMe disks. You're going to slow down some of the data transfers, not all, depending on how fast (which also means more expensive) the disk is. Yes for a general purpose PC build this is good enough and it's a low cost option that's really good at $100 USD or less. However if the price of this starts to get closer to the Ryzen 5600, I'd rather buy the 5600 because that's PCIe gen4 which is as good as it gets with an AMD AM4 motherboard.
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Performance and Versatility - A Top Choice for Desktop PowerReviewed on July 06, 2023
I recently purchased the AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler, and I couldn't be happier with its performance and overall value. This processor has truly exceeded my expectations in terms of speed, multitasking capabilities, and customization options. First and foremost, the Ryzen 5 5500's 6 cores and 12 threads provide an impressive balance between power and efficiency. Whether I'm running multiple applications simultaneously or engaging in resource-intensive tasks like gaming or video editing, this processor handles it all effortlessly. I've experienced smooth and lag-free performance across the board. What sets this processor apart is its unlocked nature, allowing for easy overclocking and customization. I've been able to push it beyond its stock settings, further enhancing its performance potential and tailoring it to my specific needs. The ability to fine-tune and optimize the processor has been a game-changer for me as an enthusiast user. The included Wraith Stealth Cooler is an added bonus. It not only keeps the temperature in check during demanding tasks but also operates quietly, ensuring a pleasant and noise-free computing experience. The cooler's efficiency and performance have left me impressed and provided peace of mind knowing that my processor is well-protected. Built on AMD's Zen 3 architecture, the Ryzen 5 5500 brings noticeable improvements in power efficiency and responsiveness compared to its predecessors. This ensures that my system is not only up-to-date but also future-proofed to a certain extent. In summary, the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 with its 6 cores, 12 threads, unlocked capability, and the reliable Wraith Stealth Cooler is a standout choice for anyone seeking a high-performance desktop processor. Its excellent value for the price makes it an attractive option for both casual users and demanding power users alike. I highly recommend the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 to anyone looking to upgrade their desktop setup. Its outstanding performance, versatility, and the ability to customize it to your preferences make it a top-notch choice. Don't hesitate to invest in this processor – you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed on August 02, 2023
System Specs: R5 1600, MSI B550 MB, 32gb 3200mhz RAM running at 2999mhz(system wouldn't post at 3200), RTX 2060 super, 600w EVGA BR Power supply: Cinebench R23- 6136, 3dMark- 7847. Swapped to the R5 5500, and the performance took a tick in the right direction. Same system specs, new cpu, and it's running much smoother, and faster. Now able to run the RAM at 3200, CBr23 score went up to 10389, and 3dM went up to 8400. Much better score all around. For the $99 price tag it's a pretty solid boost to the system. Worth the price.
Reviewed on July 24, 2023
AMD Ryzen are great GPUS and the they always have a processor to fit your budget and your intended use of the PC you build. The 5500 is a solid CPU for aroudn $100 but even better avlue if you can get it around $85. You are getting about the same performance as the Ryzen 5600G just without the integratd graphics. This processor has paired well with a GTX 1070 ti, GTX 1660 Super, RTX 2060, and RX 6600.
Reviewed on July 17, 2023
I did change my old Ryzen 2700 at the time it was more expensive than what I paid for this new CPU and performance is way above with less heat! Same cores and same threads but a lot faster! Since I had a B450 motherboard I had to update the BIOS before switching the CPU. I am building a new Ryzen with AM5 now so this CPU, Motherboard and RAM is for my kids to play Roblox or Genshin Impact :-P Why? Because I know that in 3 or 4 year I can swap the CPU just like I did right now and it will be cheaper to have better performance when that day comes!
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