AMD Ryzen 5 3600X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 12 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 244
$ 255.20 significantly less expensive
$ 499

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

62 %
88 %
41% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

83 %
84 %
1% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

56 %
89 %
58% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

54 %
90 %
66% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

27% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

26% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

17% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
8% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
89% significantly lower TDP
180 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
1,152 KiB
200% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
6 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
32 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

229th of 1,327
86th of 1,327


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen Threadripper

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
July 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 5 3600X vs Ryzen Threadripper 1920X comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 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.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 5 3600X. Indeed, the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X has 12 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 3600X. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3600X. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3600X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. Also, the Ryzen 5 3600X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 3600X CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 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 1920X has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Ryzen 5 3600X. 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 3600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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