Average Bench: 85.2% (69th of 1276)

Based on 200,935 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 14.8% 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 263Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just 19.3%. 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 1,069Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 818Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 200,935 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.3 Memory 78.9 87.7
120 1-Core 134 142
224 2-Core 263 282
88.8% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
411 4-Core 491 549
735 8-Core 818 888
82.7% 654 Pts
Min Avg Max
938 64-Core 1,069 1,141
71.7% 1,069 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 81.6
1-Core 139
2-Core 276
92% 165 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 871
89% 704 Pts
64-Core 1,100
74% 1,100 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 130
2-Core 249
87% 153 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 867
87% 692 Pts
64-Core 1,074
72% 1,074 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 132
2-Core 241
87% 152 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 824
81% 644 Pts
64-Core 1,066
72% 1,066 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
90% 161 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 796
76% 612 Pts
64-Core 1,055
71% 1,055 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.4
1-Core 120
2-Core 236
80% 143 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 692
71% 557 Pts
64-Core 969
65% 969 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $250 @ launch in Jul '19
AmazonUS $2491 month
EbayUS $39917 mins
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 59,389 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) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $900

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 Comments

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

Added 19 months ago.

Good

3 hrs ago.

Experienced gamers avoid AMD for a reason... A bus company with drunk drivers can’t win long term users with paid reviews.


Good

19 months ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Both Ryzen 5 Skus is Very Impressive.


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

Ver nice!


Good

10 months ago.

Sztosiks ale kupcie 3600 zamiast tego ok?


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