AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

CPU Comparison

Quickly search and compare processors

Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 158
$ 121.31 significantly less expensive
$ 279

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

73 %
81 %
10% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

97 %
1% slightly better gaming score
96 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

65 %
76 %
16% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

63 %
75 %
19% slightly better heavy workload score

Free CPU Benchmark

Want to compare your processor against the Ryzen 5 5600G and the Ryzen 7 3800X? Download our free and quick PC Performance Test.

Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

7,299
8,874
21% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,467
13% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
1,289

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7,492
9,807
30% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
8
33% slightly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
16
33% slightly more threads

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

65 W
61% significantly lower TDP
105 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
512 KiB
33% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
4 MiB
33% slightly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
32 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

146th of 1,326
112th of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop
Ryzen 7 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2021
July 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Ryzen 5 5600G vs Ryzen 7 3800X comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 3800X beats the Ryzen 5 5600G in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 5600G has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Ryzen 7 3800X has slightly more cores with 6 compared to the Ryzen 5 5600G that has 8. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600G.

Our database shows that the Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 7 3800X have identical clock speeds. Despite this, the Ryzen 7 3800X has a slightly higher turbo speed.

A Ryzen 5 5600G CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 7 3800X 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 7 3800X has slightly more L2 cache when compared to the Ryzen 5 5600G. The Ryzen 7 3800X also has significantly more L3 cache.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Ryzen 7 3800X over the Ryzen 5 5600G.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen 5 5600G and the Ryzen 7 3800X, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

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 5600G has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

Comments

No comments yet! Be the first to leave a comment using the form below.

Keep comments on topic and be polite. Comments are subject to moderation before they are published.

Popular CPU Comparisons