Average Bench: 80.4% (158th of 1360)

Based on 19,908 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT 6-Core Processor

The XT series of Ryzen CPUs barely outperform their cheaper X and non-X counterparts: 3600, 3600X, 3800X, 3900X. Outside of encoding workloads such as UserBenchmark 64-core, Cinebench, Blender-CPU and Handbrake-CPU the Ryzen architecture remains limited by relatively high latency and the associated gaming bottleneck (frame drops). Dedicated hardware such as NVENC or QuickSync remains far more efficient than CPU cores for encoding. CPU based encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn. The best value CPU amongst the Ryzen range is the 3300X which is the first design to focus on delivering lower latency, and therefore better performance where users need it, rather than “Moar Coars”. Aside from the army of anonymous influencers on social media (reddit, forums, youtube etc.), users will be hard pressed to find rational arguments that favor the XT variants over their cheaper predecessors. [Jul '20 CPUPro]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT averaged just 19.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 126Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 245Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT is 32.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,050Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 793Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,908 samples)
Min Avg Max
64 Memory 76 88.3
82 1-Core 126 140
154 2-Core 245 274
83.8% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
266 4-Core 456 518
517 8-Core 793 887
78.4% 624 Pts
Min Avg Max
567 64-Core 1,050 1,176
70.5% 1,050 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 88.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 265
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 834
85% 669 Pts
64-Core 1,028
69% 1,028 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
89% 160 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 835
84% 668 Pts
64-Core 1,140
76% 1,140 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
89% 159 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 913
88% 704 Pts
64-Core 1,184
80% 1,184 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 125
2-Core 243
85% 150 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 809
79% 630 Pts
64-Core 1,022
69% 1,022 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 133
2-Core 262
86% 156 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 795
82% 647 Pts
64-Core 1027
69% 1027 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
83% 149 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 824
82% 653 Pts
64-Core 984
66% 984 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,487,391 CPUs tested.

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Typical Ryzen 5 3600XT Builds (Compare 12,606 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,008

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3 months ago.

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overhyped and overpriced—Jan '21


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1 month ago.

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Experienced gamers avoid AMD for a reason... A bus company with drunk drivers can’t win long term users with paid reviews.—Jan '21


Poor

16 months ago.

the 3600 makes much more sense


Good

2 years ago.


Good

8 months ago.

Sham product release, crafted to give AMD’s social media army a fake punch bag to beat on.


Terrible

2 years ago.

useless refresh higher than 4300 MHz works again most select cpus


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