Average Bench: 88.5% (24th of 1184)

Based on 49,603 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. The Ryzen 3000 processors all include coolers and although they will be launched alongside the new mainstream X570 chipset (which is PCIe 4.0 enabled), 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]

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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 131Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 258Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is just 18.4%. 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 1,049Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 813Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 49,603 samples)
Min Avg Max
119 1-Core 131 136
232 2-Core 258 271
91.5% 194 Pts
Min Avg Max
428 4-Core 499 539
743 8-Core 813 876
83.2% 656 Pts
Min Avg Max
963 64-Core 1,049 1,122
70.4% 1,049 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 270
95% 203 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 873
89% 704 Pts
64-Core 1112
75% 1112 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 866
87% 689 Pts
64-Core 1,099
74% 1,099 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 798
83% 652 Pts
64-Core 1,014
68% 1,014 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 243
89% 187 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 813
80% 640 Pts
64-Core 1,033
69% 1,033 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.95 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 126
2-Core 250
88% 188 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 780
76% 606 Pts
64-Core 1,074
72% 1,074 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,953,136 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600 Builds (Compare 23,670 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $617

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 Comments

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

Added 4 months ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

Wonderful CPU


Excellent

14 hrs ago.

5/5


Excellent

1 day ago.

best


Good

3 days ago.

Cheap with great specs


Poor

1 day ago.

Powerful processor


Excellent

13 days ago.

My first amd and best CPU i've ever had


Excellent

1 day ago.

Best


Excellent

20 hrs ago.

BEST CPU EVER


Excellent

13 hrs ago.

Faster for approximately the same money


Excellent

11 days ago.

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


Good

4 days ago.

6666


Good

12 days ago.

FANTASTIC


Excellent

4 days ago.

price


Excellent

5 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

Cheap wonderful cpu


Excellent

5 days ago.

my love


Excellent

18 days ago.

Why not its great value


Good

4 months ago.


Excellent

3 hrs ago.

the best cpu for gaming atm


Excellent

19 hrs ago.

optimal performance/$


Good

3 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

17 days ago.

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


Excellent

17 days ago.

best budget cpu


Excellent

2 months ago.

y e s


Excellent

3 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.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

love it


Excellent

4 months ago.

best


Good

4 days 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

3 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

1 month ago.

This chip is a monster and for less than 200 euro


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Really nice CPU. Overclocks modestly well too!


Excellent

4 months ago.

Amazing CPU.


Excellent

2 months ago.

The best bang for the buck you can get in 2019


Excellent

2 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

21 days 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

3 months ago.

Amazing for the price!


Excellent

3 months ago.

Should have some extra overclocking potentiality


Excellent

3 months ago.

amazing


Good

3 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

4 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

2 months ago.

It will be legend.


Excellent

3 months ago.

gud cpu


Good

4 months ago.

I LOVE IT


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

4 months ago.

epic


Excellent

3 months ago.

incredible price to performance ratio


Excellent

3 months ago.

epic


Excellent

2 months ago.

awesome performance for money best 6 cores CPU awesome gaming experience


Excellent

1 month ago.

Amazing CPU at this price point.


Excellent

1 month ago.

300~400 fps on csgo


Excellent

1 month ago.

Low money = More FPS & Fast system


Excellent

16 days ago.

Excellent arounder


Good

5 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Yes.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great CPU, great price, and great for gaming


Good

2 months ago.

not bad good size


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

17 days ago.

An amazing upgrade from an i5-7400


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