Average Bench: 90.6% (17th of 1182)

Based on 10,878 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 workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a better value proposition, especially for consumers who are willing to overclock. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X buys 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz for the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. The 3600X ships with a more powerful Wraith Spire cooler (compared to a Wraith Stealth on the 3600). Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600 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 9.4% 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 17.9%. 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 1,075Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 832Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,878 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 1-Core 135 140
238 2-Core 265 278
94.4% 200 Pts
Min Avg Max
439 4-Core 510 547
756 8-Core 832 900
85.1% 671 Pts
Min Avg Max
986 64-Core 1,075 1,134
72.1% 1,075 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 265
95% 200 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 813
85% 667 Pts
64-Core 1,010
68% 1,010 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 269
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 888
88% 697 Pts
64-Core 1149
77% 1149 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 127
2-Core 248
88% 188 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 827
80% 640 Pts
64-Core 1,081
72% 1,081 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $250 @ launch in Jul '19
AmazonUS $23917 mins
EbayUS $25021 mins
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 22,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $668

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 Comments

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

Added 2 months ago.

Excellent

13 hrs ago.

i haVe it ;(


Excellent

25 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

30 days ago.

best


Excellent

8 days ago.

love it


Excellent

20 days ago.

amzing score cuz win the 8700k!!


Excellent

8 hrs ago.

i use this and it works wonders


Excellent

7 hrs 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

11 days ago.

It's even better than 3600 (non X)


Good

2 months ago.


Excellent

12 days ago.

Both Ryzen 5 Skus is Very Impressive.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

best 6-core


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Ver nice!


Excellent

2 months ago.

Awesome!!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

gudder cpu


Excellent

2 months ago.

love it


Excellent

2 months ago.

RIP Intel


Excellent

1 month 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

1 month ago.

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


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