Question Ryzen 5500 or 5600 for Rx 6600XT

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Hi, there's quite a high price difference between the ryzen 5 5500 and 5600. I'm playing at 1080p and would like to know if the 5500 would be holding the gpu back in any way? I've sold my 1600AF and was thinking of upgrading.
 

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Depending on resolution, settings used, game etc you may see a performance difference between the two.

However I do not think the 5500 would significantly hold a 6600xt back in general.

Should still see good performance with both.
So could I still get 1080p locked 60fps with the 5500 and save some cash or am I shooting myself in the foot in the present only to have an issue in the future?
 

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reviews showed it well over 100 fps with a 3090. it'll stay over 60 fps with a 6600xt

it's all about price. if you can afford to wait and get a better cpu, then go for it. otherwise get what you can afford now and enjoy your system :)
 
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reviews showed it well over 100 fps with a 3090. it'll stay over 60 fps with a 6600xt

it's all about price. if you can afford to wait and get a better cpu, then go for it. otherwise get what you can afford now and enjoy your system :)
What are your thoughts on 1% lows would they be better on the 5600 or is that something that I don't need to worry about?
 
I agree with the poster above as well. However, if you are on a say a Ryzen 1000 or 2000 series and you only have the money for the 5500, by all means get it. I think I saw them for 100 bucks on Amazon and Newegg also. So good price. But if you can afford the 5700x then that would be a great way to go for longer term.
 
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I would choose the 5600. Don't just buy for today's GPU. Think ahead towards future GPU upgrades. Personally, I wouldn't recommend under a 5700x, unless budget is too constrained to make the jump. As games keep becoming more CPU demanding, you are going to want the extra cores.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPPeSNV9Hog
Am I correct in saying there's around a 10 to 15% FPS increase with the 5600?
 
It's a very good CPU for the money and a pretty good pairing for a 6600XT, I don't think you would notice much if any difference between the two. You do give up PCI-E 4.0 and 16MB of L3 cache though. The 6600XT is actually wired only for 8 PCI-E lanes rather than the normal 16. However it only showed around a 1-2% performance loss with PCI-E 3.0 in most cases.
 
Keep in mind also, if you were using a 1600AF originally, that you are likely using something like an a320, b350 or b450 board, which to my knowledge, all of which for the most part only support PCI e 3.0. So not having PCI e 4.0 support from the cpu may not be a huge issue. You may have a look at this link.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT PCI-Express Scaling | TechPowerUp

The other thing if you are on an older board, if you did not update the bios, in either case you will need a way to do that to support a Ryzen 5000 series cpu.
 

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Keep in mind also, if you were using a 1600AF originally, that you are likely using something like an a320, b350 or b450 board, which to my knowledge, all of which for the most part only support PCI e 3.0. So not having PCI e 4.0 support from the cpu may not be a huge issue. You may have a look at this link.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT PCI-Express Scaling | TechPowerUp

The other thing if you are on an older board, if you did not update the bios, in either case you will need a way to do that to support a Ryzen 5000 series cpu.
I did the bios update before selling the cpu.
 
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Hi, there's quite a high price difference between the ryzen 5 5500 and 5600. I'm playing at 1080p and would like to know if the 5500 would be holding the gpu back in any way? I've sold my 1600AF and was thinking of upgrading.
As far as I'm aware, all Ryzen CPUs are unlocked except for the APUs, so if the 5500 cannot deliver, just overclock it.
 

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