Average Bench: 85.1% (70th of 1239)

Based on 282,724 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor

AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 averaged just 14.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 256Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is just 18.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,048Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 801Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 282,724 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.5 Memory 80 89.5
116 1-Core 130 136
226 2-Core 256 271
87.3% 155 Pts
Min Avg Max
411 4-Core 485 538
723 8-Core 801 873
81.4% 643 Pts
Min Avg Max
950 64-Core 1,048 1,130
70.3% 1,048 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 133
2-Core 259
89% 158 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 866
87% 687 Pts
64-Core 1,064
71% 1,064 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
88% 155 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 772
81% 635 Pts
64-Core 1,014
68% 1,014 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
88% 158 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 814
84% 660 Pts
64-Core 1,053
71% 1,053 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.8
1-Core 134
2-Core 261
86% 156 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 879
88% 700 Pts
64-Core 1,083
73% 1,083 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
91% 162 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 820
79% 633 Pts
64-Core 1,066
72% 1,066 Pts
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 Prices

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Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $120

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 Comments

3rd generation AMD Ryzen processor, built to perform, designed to win...

Added 11 months ago.

Excellent

3 hrs ago.

Best stability and productivity


Excellent

1 day ago.

Powerful for gaming, emulation, office work while not bad for productivity and really cheap for what it provides. Through if your only goal is gaming, you might want to save some cash by taking the lower-end 3300X.


Excellent

21 hrs ago.


Excellent

9 days ago.

Best weighted value gaming-light workstation cpu.Period.


Good

3 days ago.

If you playing ordinary online games with decent graphic and love using many programs at one time this is the best for it.


Poor

1 day ago.

Tried and Tested! Best CPU ever as of 2019-2020


Terrible

17 days ago.

i hate it because i do not see performance improvement over ryzen 3 2200g in terms of gaming. Plus , it never hits 4.2 Ghz turbo as advertised + it's hot like hell. IT easily gets 90c+ in cinebench 20. P.S keep in mind i have rx 570 4gb which is bottleneck a lot ,real pair would be rx 5700xt maybe thats why i dont see improvement in gaming. Still ,it should develop at least 30% improvement over 2200g in gaming ,because of superior single core speed


Good

1 day ago.

this is one of the best ones if you're on a budget and if u squeze a 2060 on it, you will get a realy good pc with almost no bottleneck, combined with 1660 should also be prety good


Good

11 months ago.


Excellent

2 days ago.

Most likely the best cpu you can buy money wise!


Excellent

1 day ago.

its the best


Excellent

20 days ago.

absolutely best value and relatively future proof. AM4 is also an amazing platform, runs cool and nicely and comes with a semi ok cooler.


Excellent

9 hrs ago.

Better performance with lower price


Excellent

21 days ago.

Comment 

Great for GTX 1660 ti or below. Higbly do not recommend to pair this with any RTX GPU as the 3600 will bottleneck them noticeably. For instance, an RTX 2060 super will be utilized at 90% most of the time if paired with the 3600. For video editing it performs almost the same as the 8700k and the 9700k. All in all, you have to choose the right CPU depending on your own usage, not based on benchmarks or what other people recommend. Although significantly improved over previous generations, the 3600 is still picky with RAM and refuses to run the Corsair Vengeance LPX at the rated speed of 3200Mhz, only allowing it to run at 2933 MHz after long days of tweaking and testing for stability.—Dec '19


Excellent

9 hrs ago.

low cpu usage while playing compared to the i5


Good

15 days ago.

Because is cheaper and in ocations better than intel and is a good processor by its price


Very poor

7 months ago.

optimal performance/$


Excellent

8 months ago.

AWESOME PRICE TO PERFORMANCE CPU WITH VERY WELL BALANCED SINGLE AND MULTICORE PERFORMANCE RIVALING AND BEATING MOST OF ITS COMPETITORS!!


Excellent

9 months ago.

y e s


Excellent

11 months ago.

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs. Intel Core i7-8700K


Excellent

7 months ago.

love it


Very poor

7 months ago.

bestbuy2019


Very poor

7 months ago.

ok cpu for me


Excellent

7 months ago.

best


Excellent

3 months ago.

Best Value option for gaming. Perfect price to performance ratio. Also good for content creators on a budget.


Excellent

3 months ago.

The CPU to game and a little work on the side. Get the Tomahawk MAX to pair with it.


Excellent

11 months ago.

best


Excellent

8 months ago.

This chip is a monster and for less than 200 euro


Excellent

11 months ago.

Amazing CPU.


Excellent

10 months ago.

The best bang for the buck you can get in 2019


Excellent

6 months ago.

I like the Specs and the price. Lets see how it manages Video editing...


Excellent

9 months ago.

If there is any better cpu till this day for better price to performance ratio it still would use more wattage per core.


Good

8 months ago.

I picked one of these up for $195 and paired it and the included cooler with an X570 mobo. It's about equal to a stock i7 8700k but for considerably less money. There is not much to be gained by overclocking. However, enabling the Precision Boost Overdrive feature is easy and manages to squeeze out a little extra performance.


Good

10 months ago.

fantastic value. cheaper than 1st gen 1600 when it came out. Much better Single threaded performance and decent OC potential. Comes with decent cooler as well.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Amazing for the price!


Excellent

10 months ago.

Should have some extra overclocking potentiality


Excellent

10 months ago.

amazing


Excellent

12 months ago.

Beats my i7 - 4790k out of the box! Awesome single core performance for a Ryzen 5 Cant wait for the 3000 series Ryzen 7 and 9


Excellent

6 months ago.

Was going to buy a 2600X but the newer architecture (Zen 2) really blows the previous generation even beating the 2700X and i5-9600K in some scenarios! Great buy!


Excellent

10 months ago.

It will be legend.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Low money = More FPS & Fast system


Excellent

6 months ago.

excellent price to performance and a true tour de force in gaming compared to any i5 or i7 pre-skylake


Excellent

3 days ago.

Good value compared to the alternatives.


Excellent

10 months ago.

gud cpu


Good

11 months ago.

I LOVE IT


Excellent

10 months ago.

Ice Lake CPUs haven't released yet, but they already became obsolete:)


Excellent

9 months ago.

This is the milestone. Finally AMD has passed 4th, 6th 7th gen Intels on Single Core Performance. Great performance and moreover GREAT PRICE


Excellent

7 months ago.

GREAT


Good

5 months ago.

very good and a nice price


Excellent

5 months ago.

Best processor for the price.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Excellent CPU, overclocked it to 4.2GHz allcore


Excellent

11 months ago.

epic


Excellent

10 months ago.

incredible price to performance ratio


Excellent

10 months ago.

epic


Excellent

10 months ago.

Great CPU, great price, and great for gaming


Excellent

10 months ago.

awesome performance for money best 6 cores CPU awesome gaming experience


Excellent

9 months ago.

Amazing CPU at this price point.


Excellent

9 months ago.

300~400 fps on csgo


Excellent

8 months ago.

Excellent arounder


Good

7 months ago.

I buy it and i do vote for this. It is chipper price for pcie 4.0


Good

3 months ago.

Worth the moderate price for such performance.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Meilleur rapport qualité/prix pour du gaming.


Excellent

1 month ago.

INTEL FANBOYS: TRIGGERED Excellent Processor, best bang for your buck on a mid range gaming PC.


Excellent

17 days ago.

Amazing bang for the buck. Will auto boost to 4.275ghz on all cores all day and sometimes 4.3ghz single core on a custom loop. Still rock stable.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Yes.


Good

9 months ago.

not bad good size


Excellent

9 months ago.

It haves a Very good perfomance and it's cheap too. i will buy it later.


Excellent

8 months ago.

An amazing upgrade from an i5-7400


Excellent

5 months ago.

ridiculously good value


Excellent

1 month ago.

No problems thus far! Great CPU and comes with a great stock cooler. I did upgrade mine, but wasn't needed.


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