Ryzen 5 3600 vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X beats the Ryzen 5 3600 in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3600 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 5 3600. Indeed, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has 64 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 3600. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3600. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 3600 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. Despite this, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 3600 CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen Threadripper 3990X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Ryzen 5 3600. The Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 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. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.