AMD Ryzen 5 3500 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 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

53 %
77 %
45% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

82 %
101 %
23% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

43 %
69 %
60% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

41 %
67 %
63% significantly better heavy workload score

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

6
12
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
Identical
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
Identical
3 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
32 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

304th of 1,327
131st of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

-
April 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

-
Yes

Ryzen 5 3500 vs Ryzen 5 5600 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 5600 beats the Ryzen 5 3500 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3500 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Ryzen 5 5600 has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 3500 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 5600. 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, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache. The Ryzen 5 5600 also has significantly more L3 cache.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. For instance, the Ryzen 5 3500 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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