Average Bench: 86.3% (54th of 1239)

Based on 95,023 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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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X averaged just 13.6% 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 134Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 264Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just 18%. 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 1,071Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 820Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 95,023 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.1 Memory 80 90.2
122 1-Core 134 141
234 2-Core 264 280
89.3% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
423 4-Core 498 547
748 8-Core 820 887
83.4% 659 Pts
Min Avg Max
975 64-Core 1,071 1,144
71.9% 1,071 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 134
2-Core 267
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 842
86% 675 Pts
64-Core 1,132
76% 1,132 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 86
1-Core 138
2-Core 275
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 835
86% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,080
72% 1,080 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 842
86% 677 Pts
64-Core 1080
72% 1080 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.3
1-Core 137
2-Core 274
88% 161 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 812
87% 675 Pts
64-Core 1,097
74% 1,097 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $250 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 31,789 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $890

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 Comments

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

Added 10 months ago.

Poor

17 hrs ago.

Pro gamers avoid AMD for a reason...


Good

10 months ago.


Excellent

12 days ago.

It's even better than 3600 (non X)


Good

1 month ago.

Scam, would recommend the 3600 instead.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Both Ryzen 5 Skus is Very Impressive.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

dope


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Ver nice!


Good

2 months ago.

Sztosiks ale kupcie 3600 zamiast tego ok?


Excellent

10 months ago.

Awesome!!


Excellent

10 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.

Has powered through everything I've thrown at it. Love this CPU. A lot for the price!


Poor

5 months ago.

bad


Excellent

10 months ago.

love it


Excellent

10 months ago.

RIP Intel


Excellent

9 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.

I surprisingly haven't breached 70°C In an Australian summer, Inside an un-airconditioned garage - with the stock cooler. Excellent!


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Worth every buck!


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