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AMD Ryzen 5 5500 6-Core 12-Thread AM4 65W Desktop Processor

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Newegg has AMD Ryzen 5 5500 6-Core 12-Thread AM4 65W Desktop Processor (100-100000457BOX) on sale for $139. Shipping is free.

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  • 6 Cores & 12 Threads
  • 3.6 GHz Base Clock
  • 4.2 GHz Max Boost Clock
  • Socket AM4
  • 3MB L2 & 16MB L3 Cache
  • DDR4-3200 Memory
  • Includes Wraith Stealth Cooler
  • Unlocked Processor
  • Zen 3 Architecture

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Warning, low L3 cache and pcie 3.0 = bad value. Go for the 5600 if you can it is a far better cpu.
It's definitely worth spending the extra $20-30 for the Ryzen 5 5600 if you're gaming. There's a 10-20% difference in gaming, and about 5% difference other CPU workloads. The Ryzen 5 5600 sometimes goes on sale for $175-185.
Really it depends on if you plan to game or not. Games really like L3, for desktop usage most people couldn't even tell a difference between the two.

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FYI pretty sure this is strictly CPU, not APU. So no integrated graphics
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Warning, low L3 cache and pcie 3.0 = bad value. Go for the 5600 if you can it is a far better cpu.
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Warning, low L3 cache and pcie 3.0 = bad value. Go for the 5600 if you can it is a far better cpu.
There's only a difference of about 1000-ish passmark score between the two of them. Depending on what the 5600 is going for right now ($200) $50-ish for that score differential doesn't seem worth it unless you absolutely need pcie 4.
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There's only a difference of about 1000-ish passmark score between the two of them. Depending on what the 5600 is going for right now ($200) $50-ish for that score differential doesn't seem worth it unless you absolutely need pcie 4.
Really it depends on if you plan to game or not. Games really like L3, for desktop usage most people couldn't even tell a difference between the two.
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It's definitely worth spending the extra $20-30 for the Ryzen 5 5600 if you're gaming. There's a 10-20% difference in gaming, and about 5% difference other CPU workloads. The Ryzen 5 5600 sometimes goes on sale for $175-185.
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This is a new processor as of Q2 2022. Make sure that your mobo will support it, or that you have an older Ryzen on hand for updating the BIOS of your mobo to enable support this this CPU.

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This is a new processor as of Q2 2022. Make sure that your mobo will support it, or that you have an older Ryzen on hand for updating the BIOS of your mobo to enable support this CPU.
Unless is it is a first generation mobo, compatibility shouldn't be an issue
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Unless is it is a first generation mobo, compatibility shouldn't be an issue
example:
https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/A520M%20Pro4/#CPU
Says it supports 3rd, 4th and future gen Ryzen CPUs.
BIOS update to support Ryzen 5500 was first available in March 2022, but out of the box it will support a Ryzen 5600X with the v1.10 BIOS it ships with.

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edit: yes, I found this out the hard way
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example:
https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/A520M%20Pro4/#CPU
Says it supports 3rd, 4th and future gen Ryzen CPUs.
BIOS update to support Ryzen 5500 was first available in March 2022, but out of the box it will support a Ryzen 5600X with the v1.10 BIOS it ships with.

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Oh wow thanks, youre right thats ridiculous. What a massive pita. I thought B550s supported 5k series out of the box, but looks like many of them need bios updates as well as the A520s.

Still on a B450 and updated my bios for the support as well.
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If you need a motherboard, I'd wait for a good combo deal. They had this CPU + cheap 450 board for $179, but it's OOS now. Seems like they switch out the combo deals with AMD CPUs often enough, now that there's so many new AMD SKUs.

Pretty happy with the 5600 + 550 board for $250 deal they had before (especially since that motherboard can do a BIOS flash without a CPU). I think that was a $80 off combo discount.
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What a deal
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So should i go with the 5600G for $180, or the 12100F for $100? I have an old b350 board that i could borrow a cpu from someone on reddit, or amd loaner chip.
I couldld also sell the b350 board for $50, and get some $70 intel board. But I am using ddr4 either way.
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Warning, low L3 cache and pcie 3.0 = bad value. Go for the 5600 if you can it is a far better cpu.
Yep. Despite this being on-sale, I still think you're better off coughing up the extra $60 for a 5600X, or just waiting for the 5600X to go on-sale.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com...vsm1820844
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