AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE vs AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 4000 G-Series 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

36 %
44 %
22% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

60 %
60 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

30 %
38 %
26% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

28 %
37 %
32% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.5 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed
3.4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
85% significantly lower TDP
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


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

4 MiB
16 MiB
300% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

327th of 1,239
258th of 1,239


The product line

Ryzen 3 4000 G-Series Desktop
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2020
April 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 3 4300GE vs Ryzen 5 2600 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 2600 is faster than the Ryzen 3 4300GE. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 3 4300GE 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 4300GE. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Ryzen 3 4300GE. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 3 4300GE. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 3 4300GE has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 2600. A Ryzen 3 4300GE CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 5 2600 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 2600 has significantly more L2 cache than the Ryzen 3 4300GE. The Ryzen 5 2600 also has significantly more 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 4300GE has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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