AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Desktop 4 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 139
$ 127.04 significantly less expensive
$ 266

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

42 %
53 %
26% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

66 %
72 %
9% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

35 %
47 %
34% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

34 %
46 %
35% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4,708
5,239
11% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,129
17% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
964

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

4,633
5,742
23% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
6
49% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
12
49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
Identical
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
576 KiB
125% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
3 MiB
49% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
Identical
16 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

427th of 1,327
296th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 3 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
April 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

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.

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