Ryzen 5 5600X vs Ryzen 7 3700X comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 7 3700X is faster than the Ryzen 5 5600X. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 5600X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 7 3700X has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 5600X that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600X. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 7 3700X. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600X 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. In terms of cache, the Ryzen 7 3700X has slightly more L2 cache when compared to the Ryzen 5 5600X. However, both these chips have the same amount of 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 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.