Average Bench: 91% (19th of 1197)

Based on 18,119 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 processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X averaged just 8.9% lower 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 135Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 264Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just 14.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,080Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 832Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,119 samples)
Min Avg Max
123 1-Core 135 141
233 2-Core 264 279
94.2% 200 Pts
Min Avg Max
435 4-Core 506 549
759 8-Core 832 899
84.8% 669 Pts
Min Avg Max
985 64-Core 1,080 1,144
72.5% 1,080 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 143
2-Core 283
100% 213 Pts
4-Core 559
8-Core 912
93% 736 Pts
64-Core 1,180
79% 1,180 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 139
2-Core 275
98% 207 Pts
4-Core 545
8-Core 860
90% 702 Pts
64-Core 1,110
74% 1,110 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 138
2-Core 275
97% 207 Pts
4-Core 541
8-Core 825
88% 683 Pts
64-Core 1,105
74% 1,105 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 133
2-Core 264
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 821
83% 658 Pts
64-Core 1,073
72% 1,073 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 223
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 647
67% 528 Pts
64-Core 764
51% 764 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $250 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 25,685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $641

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 Comments

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

Added 4 months ago.

Good

2 days ago.

nice


Good

1 day ago.

good CPU


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 hrs ago.

Говно для тупых красножопых бомжей.


Excellent

22 hrs ago.

very good CPU


Excellent

15 days ago.

Great value for an absolute powerhouse of a CPU


Excellent

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

best


Excellent

1 month ago.

love it


Excellent

6 days ago.

amzing score cuz win the 8700k!!


Excellent

1 month ago.

i use this and it works wonders


Excellent

1 month 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

2 months ago.

It's even better than 3600 (non X)


Good

4 months ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

max boost 4,2ghz 0,2ghz less then advertised 4,4ghz


Excellent

1 month ago.

Both Ryzen 5 Skus is Very Impressive.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

best 6-core


Excellent

1 month ago.

dope


Excellent

3 months ago.

Really powerful CPU, ideal for most uses. Really nice IPC and frequency.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Ver nice!


Excellent

4 months ago.

Awesome!!


Excellent

3 months ago.

it is truly fast, no more lag, no more micro-stuttering, it is efficient, powerful, it does it all. 5 stars processors,


Excellent

4 months ago.

gudder cpu


Excellent

4 months ago.

love it


Excellent

4 months ago.

RIP Intel


Excellent

3 months ago.

3600x oc all cores in bios 4350 mhz boost 4433 mhz 1,360v h100v2 30c max 60c g skill flare x 3200 cl14 oc 1900 = 3800 1.360v b450 msi tomahawk gtx 1070.


Excellent

3 months ago.

better than my 1600x it replaced. 10-20 fps more in most games with my Vega 56


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