Review AMD Ryzen 5 5600 and 5500 Review: Firing Back at Alder Lake

I see why they did it though. They must have known the 5600 would be like the 3600. 95% of the performance of the x model and they must not have sold a lot of the x models in the zen 2 days, but maybe they figure by offering the 5600x first they’d make money from people who wanted to update and knew people wouldn’t buy as many of the upper models if the lower ones were available.
 
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5600 could have been that killer chip. But it's too late now. I originally wanted to upgrade my 3600 but was put off by 5600x's price. Now, I don't see any reason to go for 5600 since AMD will be releasing new cpus very soon. Even Intel too.. so rather skip the 5000 series.
 

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The too-little too-late argument falls a little flat. I mean, that reasoning does make sense if you're only thinking along the lines of building a new system from scratch, but for upgrading an existing one, it can make sense.

Not everyone with a Zen or Zen+ chip jumped to Zen 2.

EDIT: don't get me wrong, AMD should've come up with the BIOS updates sooner, and these chips could've done with being released a little earlier, but it seems a lot of people fall into the trap of looking at it only from a "build an entirely new AMD system vs build an entirely new Intel system" . . . and also aren't paying attention to the price drops.
 

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Too little too late.
Firing Back at Alder Lake! I am very disappointed with AMD continuing the bringing back trick, reengineering products, proffering rearchitected RDNA marketing efforts and generally offering lower-cost and lower-performing version models. Another example was AMD’s last minute effort and ditch with throwing the 5800X3D into the market representing the company's last hurrah for its long-lived Socket AM4 platforms.

But for me all of this 'rehash business' is really all about my money in the bank! A tainted AMD? The company’s share price has dropped significantly since December 2021 selling at $161 per share to whereby today June 27, 2022 it’s down to $88. Is there still hope for investors and a dream of a repeat in AMD stock pricing doubling again as was seen in 2020. Headwinds: AMD’s GPU and CPU’s have continued in struggling hard to remain competitive with NVIDA and INTEL! Besides astute investors would like to see AMD in building their own ‘Mega Fabs’ preferably here in the U.S and not relying on foreign entities in controlling AMD’s future and ultimate survival! Most certainly I would like to see AMD’s own production facilities rather then their seemingly continued 'refresh dancing' in the past.
 
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King_V

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Firing Back at Alder Lake! I am very disappointed with AMD continuing the bringing back trick, reengineering products, proffering rearchitected RDNA marketing efforts and generally offering lower-cost and lower-performing version models. Another example was AMD’s last minute effort and ditch with throwing the 5800X3D into the market representing the company's last hurrah for its long-lived Socket AM4 platforms.

But for me all of this 'rehash business' is really all about my money in the bank! A tainted AMD? The company’s share price has dropped significantly since December 2021 selling at $161 per share to whereby today June 27, 2022 it’s down to $88. Is there still hope for investors and a dream of a repeat in AMD stock pricing doubling again as was seen in 2020. Headwinds: AMD’s GPU and CPU’s have continued in struggling hard to remain competitive with NVIDA and INTEL! Besides astute investors would like to see AMD in building their own ‘Mega Fabs’ preferably here in the U.S and not relying on foreign entities in controlling AMD’s future and ultimate survival! Most certainly I would like to see AMD’s own production facilities rather then their seemingly continued 'refresh dancing' in the past.
Um, what's your point? Did you take a look and compare Intel's December 2021 stock price to June 2022?
 

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As mentioned in the article, they might just be using these to clear stock of IGP-less APUs. Assumedly stock would be limited, so it makes sense to wait until now to launch them. By Sept/Oct nobody would buy these anyway, but until then they can clear the warehouse shelves and they don't have to purposefully disable functioning IGPs to create these SKUs for an extended retail period.
 

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Um, what's your point? Did you take a look and compare Intel's December 2021 stock price to June 2022?
Greetings from Stehekin, WA! A lot of us have made some serious money with AMD and especially those that initially jumped on the bandwagon at $44 per share. In turn having their RMD's surpass the average U.S family annual income figures. But the longer term future of AMD and their utter (foreign nation) product dependency is an even bigger concern. At work Taiwan’s annexation and China’s expansionism. The United States and most other significant nations recognize one China and thus include the boundaries of Taiwan within the boundaries of China. Thus, Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations. Taiwan does not have an embassy in the United States. Only a handful countries recognize Taiwan as an independent country.

Like Russia the PLA’s longstanding practice of “salami slicing,” signals that territorial expansionism has entered a new phase. Recently, Chinese state media stated that Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains historically “belong to China.” Earlier in May, China claimed that Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak on the Nepal-Tibet border that symbolizes Nepalese sovereignty, was wholly in China. Investors are nervous. This said I really would like AMD to doubling their stock value again. This alone would most certainly renew and or refurbish my fan status for the immediate future.
 

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This said I really would like AMD to doubling their stock value again. This alone would most certainly renew and or refurbish my fan status for the immediate future.
I see. Your only concern appears to be whether AMD's stock value will double again. I think you might've joined the wrong forum, then. This is a PC/tech enthusiast site, not an investment site.
 
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5600 could have been that killer chip. But it's too late now. I originally wanted to upgrade my 3600 but was put off by 5600x's price. Now, I don't see any reason to go for 5600 since AMD will be releasing new cpus very soon. Even Intel too.. so rather skip the 5000 series.
I see a reason. Its a 20-30% performance increase for current and future GPU without the need to upgrade my entire system. I have no intention of replacing my B550 mobo and 32GB 3600 to upgrade CPU next gen.
 

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pci e 3.0 support is not a problem for a ryzen 5 5500, first of alle it doesn't make a huge diffrence on a pci e 4.0 gpu if it's 3.0 or 4.0 and mabye some with a pci e 3.0 gpu gtx 1080 (ti) want's to upgrade there i7 4770k,4790k or even 6700/7700 k to a 6 core, that would be a good not to expensive start with a ryzen 5500 + B550 mb, later it's possible to get a ryzen 8 or 12 core cpu for not alot of money
 
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