Average Bench: 84.1% (149th of 1385)

Based on 294,959 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]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X averaged just 15.9% 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 Speed 136Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 264Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just 18.1%. 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 Speed 1,017Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 808Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 294,959 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 Memory 76.9 87.1
120 1-Core 136 146
219 2-Core 264 287
86.5% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
415 4-Core 490 553
699 8-Core 808 878
79.2% 649 Pts
Min Avg Max
899 64-Core 1,017 1,106
62.9% 1,017 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 140
2-Core 280
90% 167 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 836
85% 686 Pts
64-Core 1,048
65% 1,048 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.7
1-Core 133
2-Core 267
85% 158 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 808
82% 662 Pts
64-Core 987
61% 987 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.1
1-Core 134
2-Core 253
86% 156 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 806
78% 642 Pts
64-Core 1,067
66% 1,067 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.8
1-Core 54.7
2-Core 103
47% 75.9 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 574
44% 395 Pts
64-Core 1,076
67% 1,076 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $250 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 14,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $838

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 Comments

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

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14 days ago.

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AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.—Apr '21


Poor

9 days ago.

i5 and i3 12th gen have better price to performance

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Don't fall for AMD's marketing BS, save your money and get a better GPU which will actually make a difference—Feb '21


Excellent

11 days ago.

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its sucks its also expenive i7 9700f more better and cheaper—Feb '21


Good

3 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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Scam, would recommend the 3600 instead. —Jan '21


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

Both Ryzen 5 Skus is Very Impressive.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Ver nice!


Good

2 years ago.

Sztosiks ale kupcie 3600 zamiast tego ok?


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