AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600GE

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Desktop 12 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

101 %
2% slightly better overall score
99 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

99 %
103 %
4% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

101 %
2% slightly better multitasking score
99 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

101 %
2% slightly better heavy workload score
99 %

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

12
100% significantly more cores
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

24
100% significantly more threads
12

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
11% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
35 W
200% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

6 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
3 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

64 MiB
300% significantly more L3 cache
16 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

48th of 1,326
52nd of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 9 Desktop
Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
April 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
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Ryzen 9 3900X vs Ryzen 5 5600GE comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 9 3900X beats the Ryzen 5 5600GE in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 5600GE has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Ryzen 9 3900X has significantly more cores with 12 compared to the Ryzen 5 5600GE that has 6. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600GE.

Our database shows that the Ryzen 9 3900X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 5600GE.

The Ryzen 5 5600GE outputs less heat than Ryzen 9 3900X thanks to a 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 9 3900X has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Ryzen 5 5600GE. The Ryzen 9 3900X also has significantly more L3 cache.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Ryzen 9 3900X over the Ryzen 5 5600GE.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen 9 3900X and the Ryzen 5 5600GE, 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 9 3900X 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.

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