Ryzen 5 3600X vs Ryzen 7 5800U benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 5800U beats the Ryzen 5 3600X in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3600X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 7 5800U has slightly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Ryzen 5 3600X has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3600X. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3600X has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 7 5800U. Furthermore, both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds. The Ryzen 7 5800U outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 3600X thanks to a 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 5800U has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 5 3600X. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3600X has significantly more L3 cache compared to the Ryzen 7 5800U.
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.