Average Bench: 88.6% (29th of 1197)

Based on 78,315 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor

AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is one of five new processors based on the latest Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture. This 6-core, 12-threaded processor is priced at $199 USD and succeeds the Zen+ Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 18% in terms of average effective speed and 12% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600's base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz match the previous gen hex-core Ryzen 5 2600X and therefore indicate an 11% clock for clock (IPC) improvement over the previous generation. The Ryzen 5 3600 is in competition with Intel’s hex-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core advantage over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single, quad and hex core workloads which translates to 14% higher fps for gamers. Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can impact gaming. Although the Ryzen 3000 will be launched alongside the new X570 chipset, they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable value for workstation users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 averaged just 11.4% 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 130Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 257Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is just 14.6%. 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 1,042Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 808Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 78,315 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 1-Core 130 136
230 2-Core 257 272
91.2% 194 Pts
Min Avg Max
422 4-Core 495 540
724 8-Core 808 883
82.6% 651 Pts
Min Avg Max
930 64-Core 1,042 1,136
69.9% 1,042 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 908
92% 726 Pts
64-Core 1,144
77% 1,144 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 829
84% 665 Pts
64-Core 1,070
72% 1,070 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 844
85% 674 Pts
64-Core 1038
70% 1038 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 267
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 838
83% 662 Pts
64-Core 1,097
74% 1,097 Pts
78,315 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,816,548 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Jul '19
EbayUS $18524 mins
OutletPCUS $1932 days
AmazonUS $19420 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Ryzen 5 3600 Builds (Compare 25,685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $606

Popular Ryzen 5 3600 compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

Added 5 months ago.

Good

4 hrs ago.

Best Price to Performance CPU for Gaming and Streaming


Excellent

5 days ago.

great value, great performance


Good

21 hrs ago.

5/5


Excellent

3 days ago.

best


Excellent

1 day ago.

Cheap with great specs


Excellent

1 day ago.

Powerful processor


Excellent

1 day ago.

My first amd and best CPU i've ever had


Excellent

2 days ago.

Best


Excellent

3 days ago.

BEST CPU EVER


Excellent

1 day ago.

Faster for approximately the same money


Excellent

20 days ago.

nice


Poor

11 days ago.

uu


Excellent

1 day ago.

ok


Excellent

9 days ago.

Best bang for your buck. Head to head with the I7-8700k for almost half the price.


Good

8 days ago.

want it


Good

1 month ago.

FANTASTIC


Excellent

9 days ago.

i have it


Good

23 hrs ago.

nice and cheap


Good

11 days ago.

Already Benched, thank you! I'm getting the 3600 as soon as it lands in S.A


Good

7 days ago.

top


Excellent

8 hrs ago.

goood boyy


Excellent

8 hrs ago.

Cheap wonderful cpu


Excellent

1 month ago.

Why not its great value


Excellent

7 days ago.

Ultimately best performance for the price ratio right now.


Good

10 days ago.

Amazing


Good

5 months ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

gj


Very poor

1 month ago.

optimal performance/$


Good

4 months ago.

A value champion at 220EUR. Roughly as powerful as the 9600K (single and quad core) but it beats it on multi-core thanks to the multi-threading and is 20% less expensive. And for less than 200EUR, the 9400 is no match at all against the 3600.


Excellent

1 month ago.

best budget cpu


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

y e s


Excellent

5 months ago.

So far, we're looking at roughly the average performance of an Intel Core i7-8700K at barely over half the price ($199 USD). If this holds up, AMD has a real winner on their hands and you'd have to be a fool to buy anything from Intel's overpriced product portfolio.

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

love it


Excellent

1 month ago.

bestbuy2019


Excellent

28 days ago.

AMD FTW


Excellent

1 month ago.

ok cpu for me


Excellent

28 days ago.

best


Good

1 month ago.

Might the best sub-200 USD CPU the average users can buy. Offering 16 very fast PCI-E 4.0 lanes (provided if you use the new AMD X570 motherboard) and 6 multithreaded cores at 200 USD, this CPU might be the best value for performance CPU ever today. This CPU offered similar or slightly lower, or more gaming performance than the comparable Intel i5-9600K or i5-9400F which makes this CPU worth even for gamer.


Excellent

5 months ago.

best


Excellent

4 months ago.

If you're after a good value, top-performing processor in 2019 then look no further. This is all of it, then some. You've got 6 cores with 12 threads, unlocked multipliers for overclocking and a tiny TDP rating. No integrated graphics, but you're gonna pair it with a beastly graphics card so who cares? I'm running mine on an X370 board, but B350 and even A320 boards will probably be just fine. The TDP sure itsn't an issue - just 65W apparently, with a boost clock of 4.2GHz bumping it just a tad further. While the included Wraith Stealth cooler is fine for the job, you'll find better cooling and clock speeds with an aftermarket one. I used my Cooler Master ML120L 120mm AIO and got rock solid 4.2GHz while gaming. No complaints here, especially seeing as they equal a 1700X in most multicore loads and match an 8700K in gaming. Seriously, if you're even halfway thinking about one of these just get it.


Excellent

2 months ago.

This chip is a monster and for less than 200 euro


Excellent

2 months ago.

More energy efficient, smaller lithography, nearly equal performance, while still costing less than intel. Amazing


Excellent

3 months ago.

Really nice CPU. Overclocks modestly well too!


Excellent

5 months ago.

Amazing CPU.


Excellent

3 months ago.

The best bang for the buck you can get in 2019


Excellent

11 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

1 month 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

4 months ago.

Amazing for the price!


Excellent

4 months ago.

Should have some extra overclocking potentiality


Excellent

4 months ago.

amazing


Good

4 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

5 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

3 months ago.

It will be legend.


Excellent

7 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

gud cpu


Good

5 months ago.

I LOVE IT


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

21 days ago.

GREAT


Excellent

5 months ago.

epic


Excellent

4 months ago.

incredible price to performance ratio


Excellent

4 months ago.

epic


Excellent

3 months ago.

awesome performance for money best 6 cores CPU awesome gaming experience


Excellent

2 months ago.

Amazing CPU at this price point.


Excellent

2 months ago.

300~400 fps on csgo


Excellent

2 months ago.

Low money = More FPS & Fast system


Excellent

1 month ago.

Excellent arounder


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Yes.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Great CPU, great price, and great for gaming


Good

3 months ago.

not bad good size


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

An amazing upgrade from an i5-7400


Your
opinion?
1197 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210AMD RX 5700 $370Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340AMD RX 590 $186Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback