Average Bench: 84.6% (83rd of 1265)

Based on 511,620 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]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 averaged just 15.4% 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 131Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 257Pts

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 1,054Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 807Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 511,620 samples)
Min Avg Max
68 Memory 78.8 88.2
116 1-Core 131 138
224 2-Core 257 273
87.1% 155 Pts
Min Avg Max
415 4-Core 485 541
725 8-Core 807 886
81.7% 646 Pts
Min Avg Max
933 64-Core 1,054 1,146
70.8% 1,054 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 136
2-Core 266
91% 161 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 843
87% 684 Pts
64-Core 1,078
72% 1,078 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 129
2-Core 258
88% 157 Pts
4-Core 511
8-Core 817
84% 664 Pts
64-Core 1,079
72% 1,079 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 119
2-Core 235
82% 144 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 743
77% 607 Pts
64-Core 967
65% 967 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.3
1-Core 134
2-Core 266
87% 158 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 807
81% 643 Pts
64-Core 1,052
71% 1,052 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 108
2-Core 198
73% 127 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 582
61% 478 Pts
64-Core 708
48% 708 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Jul '19
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Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $869

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 Comments

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

Added 16 months ago.

Excellent

6 days ago.

Great multitasking and good cost-per-frame, works great with mid-end cards and is unlocked for overclocking


Good

2 hrs ago.

Strong 6 core unit doin' great job at gaming. Did all core 4.5GHz max oc on it. On stock settings it's running hot even with water cooler 40-60 C degrees.


Good

1 day ago.

osm


Good

16 months ago.


Good

25 days ago.

Meilleure processeur pour jouer et du multitache


Excellent

11 days ago.

Looking for the best combo with the 2070 super


Good

1 day ago.

m


Excellent

16 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

1 month ago.

great value for money along with excellent performance... highly recommend it


Good

22 days ago.

this is one of the best cpus in 2020 but u need a good cooler for it cause its temperature increases quickly...


Very poor

11 months ago.

optimal performance/$


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

y e s


Excellent

1 month ago.

Excellent CPU at this price.


Excellent

15 months ago.

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

love it


Very poor

11 months ago.

bestbuy2019


Very poor

11 months ago.

ok cpu for me


Excellent

11 months ago.

best


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

best


Excellent

29 days ago.

If you are looking for a desktop CPU in 2020 the Ryzen 5 3600 is hard to beat. Well priced and sporting 6 cores with 12 threads and up to 4.2GHz clockspeeds, this is a chip that just won't quit. Memory support is much improved and multithread workloads using the 3600 are very competitive. Whats even better is that it sips power - a standard gaming workload will see it float around 50W, and a full synthetic workload will have it pushed up to around 80W. The included cooler is effective, but aftermarket air or small AIO solutions are also good viable solutions for maximising clockspeeds. A long story cut short, this is a brilliant value CPU.


Excellent

13 months ago.

This chip is a monster and for less than 200 euro


Excellent

15 months ago.

Amazing CPU.


Good

3 months ago.

intel doo doo


Excellent

1 month ago.

This CPU works great for gaming and is a phenomenal choice at its price point.


Good

14 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

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 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

12 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.


Excellent

15 months ago.

Amazing for the price!


Excellent

14 months ago.

Should have some extra overclocking potentiality


Excellent

14 months ago.

amazing


Excellent

16 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

10 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

14 months ago.

It will be legend.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Low money = More FPS & Fast system


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Absolutely excellent. I run it at 4350 base at 1.27 V, stays cool and it never skips a beat. More than enough for gaming and great for calculation tasks.


Excellent

1 month ago.

This CPU pro guy knows NOTHING, he's just an opinionated nerd, like the world needs more of those - neckbeard. He's going on every Intel CPU with 4C/4T or 6C/6T and saying they outperform the Ryzen chips and that they're future proof. For example he said the i5 9600K outperforms the Ryzen 5 3600. Google the i5 9600K benchmarking Flight sim 2020, it maxes out at 100% usage and causes lag spikes. I'm SO glad I didn't listen to this opinionated moron and be stuck with a 100% maxed out CPU that can't even play the new games. Do your own research. And why is this site recommending his opinion, are we in middle school?


Excellent

14 months ago.

gud cpu


Good

16 months ago.

I LOVE IT


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 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

11 months ago.

GREAT


Good

10 months ago.

very good and a nice price


Excellent

10 months ago.

Best processor for the price.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Excellent CPU, overclocked it to 4.2GHz allcore


Excellent

16 months ago.

epic


Excellent

14 months ago.

incredible price to performance ratio


Excellent

14 months ago.

epic


Excellent

14 months ago.

Great CPU, great price, and great for gaming


Excellent

14 months ago.

awesome performance for money best 6 cores CPU awesome gaming experience


Excellent

13 months ago.

Amazing CPU at this price point.


Excellent

13 months ago.

300~400 fps on csgo


Excellent

12 months ago.

Excellent arounder


Good

11 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

Worth the moderate price for such performance.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Meilleur rapport qualité/prix pour du gaming.


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months 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

3 months ago.

userbenchmark is BAIS intel may have paid them to make Intel look good.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Amazing value.


Excellent

2 months ago.

The best bang for your buck that there is. From an RX 580 to a Titan class GPU, it will work great.


Excellent

4 days ago.

An incredible CPU for the money.


Excellent

14 months ago.

Yes.


Good

14 months ago.

not bad good size


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

An amazing upgrade from an i5-7400


Excellent

9 months ago.

ridiculously good value


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Love it! Still great value, and I love playing with the OC modes trying to learn and figure out, seems forgiving as of the time of writing this, at least... ;)


Excellent

3 months ago.

Runs great stock, but with OC it does better than Intel CPUs that cost $100+ more than it. Got mine to OC @4.375GHz on all cores stable @1.275V


Excellent

2 months ago.

Cheap and powerful. Thank you, amd, for new cpu standards!


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