Average Bench: 107% (27th of 1173)

Based on 1,543 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core Processor

Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread, PCIE 4.0 enabled processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which features a 7nm manufacturing process that delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For gaming builds the 3600X is specified and priced to offer great value for money. However, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents an even better value proposition, especially for consumers who are willing to overclock. The additional $50 USD for the 3600X buys 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock (at 3.8 GHz and 4.4 GHz respectively) which translates to approximately 4% higher overclocked performance. The 3600X also ships with a more powerful Wraith Spire cooler (compared to a Wraith Stealth on the 3600). Zen 2 CPUs pose a very significant threat to Intel’s current lineup of 14nm processors. Early benchmarks indicate that the 3600X has comparable single-core and at least 30% higher multi-core speeds than the current i5 flagship: the hex-core i5-9600K (which ships without a cooler). The arrival of Zen 2 firmly marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely on their single-core advantage to dominate the market. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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Outstanding average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X averaged 6.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 1,022Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,081Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just 14.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 125Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 136Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,543 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 SC Int 125 130
138 SC Float 148 154
127 SC Mixed 136 141
109% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
419 QC Int 478 505
464 QC Float 563 601
443 QC Mixed 515 548
117% 519 Pts
Min Avg Max
936 MC Int 1,022 1,072
988 MC Float 1,074 1,126
993 MC Mixed 1,081 1,135
159% 1,059 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 586
QC Mixed 536
122% 539 Pts
MC Int 1,039
MC Float 1083
MC Mixed 1,097
161% 1,073 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 151
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 522
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 1,021
MC Float 1064
MC Mixed 1,058
157% 1,048 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,552,346 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $250 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 15,635 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 136% - Outstanding Total price: $683

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 Comments

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

Added 18 days ago.

Excellent

1 hr ago.

Cheap pricing and dang good performance


Excellent

5 days ago.

Amazing price for performance. Basically a 8700K that only costs $200


Excellent

9 hrs ago.

Performs very good


Excellent

1 day ago.

it's worth it. powerfull and fast. suggest it


Excellent

11 days ago.

Buying soon, better than the 8700K and cheaper


Good

12 days ago.

amzing score cuz win the 8700k!!


Excellent

9 days ago.

The value this CPU provides is absolutely stunning.


Excellent

14 days ago.

Hope this ends Intels overpriced offerings here in South Africa. According to site price is R3608[zar] for 3600X, I can tell you even if its R5600 for the 3600X, it's still better than 9900K pricing at R9300 [reseller price, listed at R7000 on site] here in SA.


Excellent

3 days ago.

It's even better than 3600 (non X)


Good

18 days ago.


Excellent

18 days ago.

Both Ryzen 5 Skus is Very Impressive.


Excellent

18 days ago.

We're looking at a possible complete comeback by AMD in the consumer/gaming CPU market!


Good

18 days ago.

Where was Gondor when AMD caught up with Intel on single core performance ?


Excellent

4 days ago.

best 6-core


Excellent

7 days ago.

What a beast this CPU is, absolutely love owning this.


Excellent

17 days ago.

Ver nice!


Excellent

17 days ago.

Awesome!!


Excellent

4 days ago.

gudder cpu


Excellent

18 days ago.

RIP Intel


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