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AMD Ryzen 5 7600 Processor Review: Affordable Zen 4 Workhorse

Ryzen 5 7600

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600 is a CPU from AMD’s latest Zen 4 65W desktop processor lineup. The company marketed this as a “gaming processor”, aligning it towards mid-range gaming PC builds.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600 Specifications

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 7600
Core Count6
Thread Count12
Base Clock3.8Ghz
Max Boost Clock5.1Ghz
CacheL1: 384KB
L2: 6MB
L3: 32MB
Default TDP65W
CPU SocketAM5
Max Operating Temperature95°C

Retailing at RM1,069, the CPU is built on TSMC’s 5nm process and equipped with a modest 6 cores and 12 threads.

Just like the AMD Ryzen 9 7900, the Ryzen 5 7600 has a 2-core Radeon iGPU. While useful for initial setup and daily media consumption, it is lethargic when it comes to even the most basic forms of gaming. A discreet GPU is highly recommended for any reasonable GPU performance.

Test Bench Specifications

ProcessorRyzen 5 7600
GPUMSI Gaming Trio X GeForce RTX4070 Ti
MotherboardMSI MPG X670E Carbon WiFi
RAM32GB Thermaltake ToughRAM XG RGB DDR5 6,000MT/S
StorageWD Black SN770 1TB
CPU CoolerMSI CoreLiquid K360
Power SupplyMSI MAG A850GF 80 Plus Gold

Performance

Cinebench R2313,617
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
(Highest Preset, 1080p)
232 FPS
The Witcher 3
(Ultra+, 1080p)
RTX Off: 124 FPS
RTX On: 68 FPS
RTX On + DLSS: 153 FPS
CS:GO
(Very High, 1080p, DX9)
380 FPS

Cinebench R23

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The Ryzen 5 7600 scored 13,617 points for Cinebench R23, which is slightly lower than the Ryzen 5 7600X.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

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For Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, we managed to get a total of 36,491 frames rendered, with an average frame rate of 232 FPS, putting it on par with the Ryzen 9 7900. It is safe to say there is no CPU bottlenecking for this title.

The Witcher 3

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When it comes to The Witcher 3 with the latest graphics update, we start to see some performance drop when compared to the Ryzen 9 7900. Don’t get me wrong, the performance is still great with an average of 153 FPS with ray tracing and DLSS turned on, especially considering that it is almost half the price of the Ryzen 9.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

The Ryzen 5 7600 managed an average frame rate of 380 FPS on very high settings. While the game is not graphically demanding by any means, it does place more load on the CPU.

Thermals

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For thermals, I ran HeavyLoad for 20 minutes, and I was baffled. The Ryzen 5 7600 managed to hit almost 74°C on a 360mm AIO cooler, which is quite high for a CPU of this core count.

Final Thoughts

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The market sorely needed a budget friendly CPU in this generation, and fortunately AMD delivered a workhorse. At RM1,069, it is now more accessible for users to get upgrade to AM5, owing to high AM5 motherboard prices.

For more information about the Ryzen 5 7600, please visit AMD’s official website here.

Written By

Part-time gamer, writer, & full time weird coffee person.

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