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.