Ryzen 3 3100 vs Ryzen 5 2600 benchmarks
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 2600 is faster than the Ryzen 3 3100. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 3 3100 in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600 has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 3 3100. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Ryzen 3 3100. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 3 3100. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 3 3100 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 2600. In addition, both chips have the same turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 2600 has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Ryzen 3 3100. However, both these chips have the same amount of L3 cache.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 3 3100 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.