AMD Ryzen 5 3600X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT

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

$ 244
$ 106.19 significantly less expensive
$ 350

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

62 %
66 %
6% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

83 %
92 %
10% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

56 %
58 %
3% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

54 %
56 %
3% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

6,864
7,041
2% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,244
1,302
4% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7,127
7,282
2% 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
Identical
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
Identical
95 W

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

229th of 1,327
178th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
July 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Ryzen 5 3600X vs Ryzen 5 3600XT benchmarks

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

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Both the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3600XT have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3600XT 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. When comparing cache sizes, these CPUs have an identical amount of L2 cache and L3 cache.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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