AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i3-8350K

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel 8th Generation Core i3 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 54.92 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

53 %
51% significantly better overall score
35 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

70 %
11% slightly better gaming score
63 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

47 %
74% significantly better multitasking score
27 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

46 %
76% significantly better heavy workload score
26 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

27% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

29% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

200% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
25% slightly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
40% slightly lower TDP
91 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

576 KiB
125% significantly more L1 cache
256 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
200% significantly more L2 cache
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
8 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

303rd of 1,335
515th of 1,335


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
8th Generation Core i3

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2017
November 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 5 1600 vs Core i3-8350K benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 1600 beats the Core i3-8350K in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-8350K in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 5 1600 has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Core i3-8350K has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i3-8350K. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i3-8350K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 1600. A Ryzen 5 1600 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i3-8350K CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 1600 has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i3-8350K. The Ryzen 5 1600 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 5 1600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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