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Ryzen 5 7600 Vs 7600X: We Tested Both

In this article, we will compare AMD's Ryzen 5 7600 up against Ryzen 5 7600X, and see the difference in the performance of both.

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Ryzen 5 7600X

Rated: 8/10

 Ryzen 5 7600

Rated: 9/10

Pros And Cons

FeaturedPros Cons
Ryzen 5 7600Xโœ… Superior performance.
โœ… Better specs.
โŒ Runs hotter.
Ryzen 5 7600โœ… Needs a smaller PSU.ย 
โœ… Cheaper.
โŒLags in performance
Key Takeaways
  • In gaming performance, I observed that the Ryzen 5 7600X exhibits roughly a 2.43% advantage over the Ryzen 5 7600.
  • The rig based on the Ryzen 5 7600X ended up consuming 11% more power compared to the one that had the Ryzen 5 7600.
  • At launch price, the Ryzen 5 7600 is approximately 26% cheaper than the Ryzen 5 7600X. 
  • My recommendation lies with the Ryzen 5 7600 because that price tag is too attractive to ignore.
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Comparison Table

ProcessorRyzen 5 7600XRyzen 5 7600
ArchitectureZen 4 RaphaelZen 4 Raphael
Max. Operating Temperature100ยฐC95ยฐC
Integrated GraphicsRadeon GraphicsRadeon Graphics
Release DateSep 27th, 2022Jan 14th, 2023
Best RamBest RAM for Ryzen 5 7600X

Architectural Differences

  1. Process Size: Since the Ryzen 5 7600 and 7600X are based on the same Zen 4 Raphael architecture, they both share the same processing node as well. The process size is precisely 5nm based on a mere 71 mmยฒ die size.
  2. Clock Speed: At the base clock, the 7600X runs at 4.7 GHz compared to the 3.8 GHz by the 7600. The 7600X comes ahead at boost clock as well, at around 5.3 GHz in comparison to the 5.1 GHz by the 7600. 
  3. Cores And Threads: Both these entry-level CPUs come with a total of 6 cores and 12 threads on board. 
  4. Memory Support: Both these CPUs support the next generation of faster DDR5 RAM at up to a whopping 5200 MHz. 
  5. TDP: The 7600X was released with a TDP of 105 watts. Compared to that, the 7600 is supposed to be much more efficient, as its TDP has been cut down to a mere 65 watts.  

Today, I will be comparing two entry-level CPUs AMD has released in their latest lineup for a very specific audience, i.e., gamers who are on a budget. The CPUs AMD Ryzen 5 7600 and Ryzen 5 7600X may appear to sound very similar on paper, but I will be taking a deeper look at the similarities and differences among them to help you decide which one is better suited for your rig. 

Gaming Benchmarks

Testing Rig

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Forza Horizon 5 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • The observed difference in Forza turned out to be around 3.8% in favor of the 7600X, which was crushing the game at around 187 fps. The 7600 was roughly 7 frames behind, averaging at 180 fps. 
  • The 1% lows had a slightly more obvious degree of separation at around 4.6% in favor of the 7600X. It managed to provide 111 min fps. At the same time, the 7600 was able to provide 106 fps. 

God Of War 2018

God of War 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
God of War 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In God of War 2018, the 7600X averaged around 228 fps. The 7600 was not too far behind, at around 226 fps. 
  • The difference in 1% lows was merely 2 frames in favor of the 7600X. The minimum fps provided by it was around 155 fps. Right behind it was the 7600, providing us with 153 minimum fps. 

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Cyberpunk 2077 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In Cyberpunk 2077, the 7600X was slightly ahead, running the game at 121 fps. The 7600, on the other hand, was at 119 fps. 
  • The 1% lows had an interesting tale to tell, as the 7600 takes the lead for the first time. The 1% lows provided by it were around 99 fps. In comparison to that, the 7600X could not go beyond 96 fps. 

A Plague Tale Requiem

A Plague Tale Requiem 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
A Plague Tale Requiem 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • A Plague Tale Requiem ended up highlighting the performance difference between both CPUs. The 7600X was now ahead by a margin of 5 fps, averaging at 136 fps. The 7600, on the other hand, struggled to go beyond 131 fps. 
  • Despite the performance difference in average fps, the 1% lows provided by both CPUs had no difference. Both CPUs provided 88 1% low fps.

Total War Saga Troy

Total War Saga 1080p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Total War Saga 1080p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • The 7600X provided us with an average of 77 fps. The 7600 did not lag behind too much, as it gave an average of 75 fps. 
  • Both CPUs take a significant hit in their 1% lows, especially the 7600X, which has now dropped to 46 fps. The damage on 7600’s numbers was not as drastic as it still provided 51 fps. 

Overall Gaming Performance

FeaturedR5 7600R5 7600X
Average FPS146.2 ๐Ÿ“ˆ149.8 ๐Ÿ“ˆ
1% lows99.4 ๐Ÿ“‰99.2 ๐Ÿ“‰
Winner: AMD's R5 7600X

Upon testing in 5 different games, the Ryzen 5 7600X was 2.43% ahead of Ryzen 5 7600 in terms of average fps. The 1% lows had a much smaller degree of separation compared to the average fps. The observed difference was less than 1%.

Editor`s Note

Both Ryzen 5 7600 and Ryzen 5 7600X appear to be pretty neck-to-neck in terms of raw performance. However, they are not nearly as close in terms of pricing, so it would be wiser to go with the cheaper one out of the two.

โ€“ Shehryar Khan

Average Thermal Efficiency 

GameRyzen 5 7600 (ยฐC)Ryzen 5 7600X (ยฐC)
Cyberpunk 207768๐ŸŒก๏ธ72๐ŸŒก๏ธ
Forza Horizon 568๐ŸŒก๏ธ70๐ŸŒก๏ธ
God Of War 201873๐ŸŒก๏ธ77๐ŸŒก๏ธ
A Plague Tale Requiem63๐ŸŒก๏ธ68๐ŸŒก๏ธ
Total War Saga Troy72๐ŸŒก๏ธ84๐ŸŒก๏ธ
Average Temperature68.8๐ŸŒก๏ธ74.2๐ŸŒก๏ธ
Winner: Ryzen 5 7600

In my testing, the 7600 demonstrated a 3.5% higher thermal efficiency compared to the 7600X. Neither of the CPUs did exceptionally well in terms of thermals. However, the temperature from 7600 was far more acceptable. This makes the 7600 more thermal efficient out of the two. 

Pricing And Availability

CPUMSRPCurrent Price
Ryzen 5 7600๐Ÿ’ฒ229๐Ÿ’ฒ229
Ryzen 5 7600X๐Ÿ’ฒ299๐Ÿ’ฒ299
Price Difference 26%26%

At launch price, the 7600 is easily the better bang for the buck out of the two, as it is 26% cheaper while performing merely 2.4% worse. So, from a cost-to-performance standpoint, the 7600 is the better choice. 

Ryzen 5 7600X Vs Ryzen 5 7600: Which One Would I Recommend?

Ryzen 5 7600: I would be a bit more inclined towards the 7600. In my opinion, it is an easier recommendation out of the two. It is the better bang for the buck since it is 26% cheaper while only performing 2% worse. I noticed that it showed better thermals. It can also get by with a smaller power supply since it consumes less power, and you can invest that money elsewhere. Lastly, it comes with all the latest bells and whistles AMD has to offer with the 7600X. This includes support for the latest PCI-E Gen-5 and faster DDR5 memory. 

Ryzen 5 7600X: On the contrary, if you don’t mind spending some extra bucks for better performance, a higher base, and boost clock speeds, then I recommend you consider the 7600X. It performed better than the 7600 in most of my games while maintaining faster clock speeds. 

For as long as I can remember, AMD has always been known to provide some of the best budget segment products, which often prove to be the best value for the price they are sold at. The same is the case with both Ryzen 5 7600 and Ryzen 5 7600X. In my opinion, AMD has knocked it out of the park with these CPUs.


Which is a better option for gaming?

Both 7600 and 7600X are extremely neck-to-neck in terms of gaming; therefore, both are good. However, the 7600X was still ahead by a very thin margin.

Which one is more power efficient?

The Ryzen 5 7600 is more power efficient as it drew approximately 11% less power during my testing.

Which CPU is the better bang for the buck?

At launch price, the 7600 is easily the better bang for the buck out of the two, as it is 26% cheaper while performing merely 2.4% worse.

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