Average Bench: 85.9% (63rd of 1265)

Based on 149,126 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 14.1% 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 265Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just 18.3%. 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 821Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 149,126 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.1 Memory 79 88.3
121 1-Core 135 142
235 2-Core 265 282
89.1% 160 Pts
Min Avg Max
422 4-Core 497 551
725 8-Core 821 891
83.4% 659 Pts
Min Avg Max
918 64-Core 1,071 1,150
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 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 139
2-Core 271
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 842
87% 685 Pts
64-Core 1,094
73% 1,094 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 129
2-Core 253
86% 154 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 805
84% 656 Pts
64-Core 1,077
72% 1,077 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 133
2-Core 271
90% 162 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 795
80% 635 Pts
64-Core 1,104
74% 1,104 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 134
2-Core 262
90% 159 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 831
81% 647 Pts
64-Core 1,101
74% 1,101 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 137
2-Core 269
89% 160 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 813
83% 657 Pts
64-Core 1,074
72% 1,074 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $250 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 39,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $905

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 Comments

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

Added 15 months ago.

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2 days ago.

It's amazing value, got it at 200 dollars and it performs much better than my 3600


Excellent

16 days ago.

zajebisty wybór


Excellent

7 days ago.

it so expesive and barely defeats 13 9100f


Excellent

1 month ago.

epic omg amd so better Amd Intel


Good

15 months ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

It's even better than 3600 (non X)


Excellent

4 months ago.

i really, like bang for your buck :)


Excellent

30 days ago.

Scam, would recommend the 3600 instead.


Excellent

7 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Both Ryzen 5 Skus is Very Impressive.


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

dope


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

Ver nice!


Good

6 months ago.

Sztosiks ale kupcie 3600 zamiast tego ok?


Excellent

15 months ago.

Awesome!!


Excellent

14 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

8 months ago.

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


Poor

9 months ago.

bad


Excellent

14 months ago.

love it


Excellent

15 months ago.

RIP Intel


Excellent

13 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

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Worth every buck!


Excellent

3 months ago.

it is very good


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