AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 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

$ 133.33
$ 122.60 significantly less expensive
$ 255.93

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

48 %
76 %
58% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

65 %
91 %
40% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

42 %
71 %
69% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

41 %
69 %
68% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

6661
10294
54% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1204
1667
38% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7006
11342
61% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
8
33% slightly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
16
33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.6 GHz
3.8 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.2 GHz
4.7 GHz
11% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
61% significantly lower TDP
105 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
512 KiB
33% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
4 MiB
33% slightly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
Identical
32 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

217th of 1,219
56th of 1,219

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 7 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

-
Yes

Ryzen 5 3600 vs Ryzen 7 5800X comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 7 5800X is faster than the Ryzen 5 3600. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3600 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 7 5800X has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 3600 that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3600. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 5800X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 3600. Also, the Ryzen 7 5800X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 3600 CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 7 5800X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 7 5800X has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 5 3600. However, both these chips have the same amount of L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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