AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 133
$ 89.15 significantly less expensive
$ 222

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

59 %
74 %
25% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

78 %
97 %
24% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

53 %
66 %
24% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

51 %
64 %
25% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

6,660
8,146
22% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,204
1,612
33% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7,006
8,093
15% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
Identical
12

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
9% slightly higher turbo speed

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

32 MiB
Identical
32 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

254th of 1,337
149th of 1,337

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
May 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 5 3600 vs Ryzen 5 5600X benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 5600X beats the Ryzen 5 3600 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3600 in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 3600. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600X 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 and 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 3600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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