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.