Average Bench: 83.6% (137th of 1355)

Based on 293,678 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 16.4% 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 128Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 250Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just 15%. 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 1,095Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 824Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 293,678 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 Memory 78.8 87.8
114 1-Core 128 135
221 2-Core 250 268
85.7% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
419 4-Core 474 518
750 8-Core 824 889
81.5% 649 Pts
Min Avg Max
957 64-Core 1,095 1,179
73.5% 1,095 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 80.4
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
88% 158 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 849
86% 678 Pts
64-Core 1,119
75% 1,119 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 820
82% 652 Pts
64-Core 1,099
74% 1,099 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 130
2-Core 255
85% 152 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 816
82% 648 Pts
64-Core 1,114
75% 1,114 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 134
2-Core 226
83% 144 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 821
79% 632 Pts
64-Core 1,039
70% 1,039 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.7
1-Core 129
2-Core 260
84% 153 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 850
79% 640 Pts
64-Core 1,121
75% 1,121 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $250 @ launch in Jul '19
AmazonUS $3636 hrs
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 97,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,036

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 Comments

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

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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


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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


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2 months ago.

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


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2 years ago.


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months 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

2 years ago.

Sztosiks ale kupcie 3600 zamiast tego ok?


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