AMD Ryzen 5 3500X vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

Compare AMD 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 289.97
$ 147.63
$ 142.34 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

42 %
61 %
45% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

65 %
83 %
27% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

34 %
54 %
58% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

33 %
53 %
60% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

41% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

24% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

53% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.6 GHz
3.9 GHz
8% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.1 GHz
4.4 GHz
7% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
65 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
3 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
16 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

269th of 1,219
115th of 1,219


The product line

Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2019
April 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 5 3500X vs Ryzen 5 5600G benchmarks

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

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Ryzen 5 5600G has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 5600G has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 3500X. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600G has a slightly higher 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, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache. The Ryzen 5 3500X 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. For instance, the Ryzen 5 3500X has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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