Average Bench: 81.1% (168th of 1363)

Based on 458,726 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 18.9% 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 Speed 133Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 256Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is 21.1%. 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 Speed 995Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 787Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 458,726 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.6 Memory 74.9 84.9
109 1-Core 133 143
217 2-Core 256 283
84% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
388 4-Core 468 542
652 8-Core 787 875
76.4% 627 Pts
Min Avg Max
802 64-Core 995 1,109
61.6% 995 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 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 148
2-Core 286
95% 174 Pts
4-Core 561
8-Core 867
88% 714 Pts
64-Core 1,096
68% 1,096 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 142
2-Core 280
91% 168 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 857
87% 703 Pts
64-Core 1,062
66% 1,062 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 137
2-Core 275
90% 165 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 828
84% 678 Pts
64-Core 1,055
65% 1,055 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 266
85% 159 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 839
86% 695 Pts
64-Core 1,086
67% 1,086 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.9
1-Core 137
2-Core 255
84% 155 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 755
76% 620 Pts
64-Core 817
51% 817 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $200 @ launch in Jul '19
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $128

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

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1 day ago.

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Would not recomend for gaming, latency too high—Jan '21

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AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.—Apr '21


Liked

12 days ago.

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Don't fall for AMD's marketing BS, save your money and get a better GPU which will actually make a difference—Feb '21

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worse fps compared to the i5 10400f but is 45 quid more—Apr '21


Terrible

1 month ago.

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Actually terrible value for money as of october 2020. If you're spending 200usd on a CPU you might as well stretch it to 300 and get a 3700X which will be far more future proof as it's likely the same CPU the new consoles use and offers you two extra cores. And what's worse is that this is handly beaten by the i5-10400F on 1080p gaming which is about 20usd cheaper and doesn't get as gimped by using lower ram speeds, so really makes very little sense right now at the 200usd mark, only get it for under 150usd and cheaper if used.—Nov '20


Good

3 years ago.


Liked

4 months ago.

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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.

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Creates a gaming bottleneck, avoid.—Jan '21


Good

10 months ago.

The price actually increased from 250 to 290 usd so if you could change that it would be better


Excellent

15 months ago.

Amazing budget option . The 7nm process really breaks boundaries for performance .


Good

21 months ago.

I have one and it works great. I am probably going to upgrade to a ryzen 5000 series CPU but this has served as a great place holder in my pc build while I wait to get enough money to do the full upgrades to get a ryzen 9 5900x (I need a new cooler as well). My good friend also has one and it works extremely well for him.


Excellent

20 months ago.

I absolutely love this chip. Runs everything without complaint since 2019.


Excellent

20 months ago.

best all rounder cpu, would pair it up with a 1660 or a 5700


Good

10 months ago.

Draws power and heats up like an overclocked intel cpu but performs much better.


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