Average Bench: 83.1% (119th of 1323)

Based on 281,928 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 16.9% 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 Mixed Speed 129Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 250Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just 17.1%. 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 Mixed Speed 1,092Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 78.2Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 281,928 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.4 Memory 78.2 89
116 1-Core 129 136
221 2-Core 250 269
85.7% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
414 4-Core 472 523
731 8-Core 820 887
81.2% 646 Pts
Min Avg Max
938 64-Core 1,092 1,174
73.3% 1,092 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 81.1
1-Core 133
2-Core 260
89% 158 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 819
83% 654 Pts
64-Core 1,115
75% 1,115 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 123
2-Core 236
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 862
85% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,122
75% 1,122 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 127
2-Core 249
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 808
79% 632 Pts
64-Core 1,012
68% 1,012 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 125
2-Core 241
84% 148 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 779
76% 610 Pts
64-Core 1,033
69% 1,033 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.7
1-Core 54.3
2-Core 66.5
43% 62.5 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 138
17% 129 Pts
64-Core 151
10% 151 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $250 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 86,948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 89%
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

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 Comments

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

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29 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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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


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 days ago.

Both Ryzen 5 Skus is Very Impressive.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Ver nice!


Good

20 months ago.

Sztosiks ale kupcie 3600 zamiast tego ok?


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