Average Bench: 86.1% (87th of 1314)

Based on 22,403 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 13.8% 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 139Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 271Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT is just 18.8%. 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 1,084Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 79.4Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,403 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.2 Memory 79.4 87.9
115 1-Core 139 147
221 2-Core 271 292
90.9% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
409 4-Core 498 560
711 8-Core 832 905
84.1% 665 Pts
Min Avg Max
918 64-Core 1,084 1,156
72.7% 1,084 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 146
2-Core 282
95% 170 Pts
4-Core 556
8-Core 864
91% 710 Pts
64-Core 1,130
76% 1,130 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.9
1-Core 145
2-Core 289
93% 170 Pts
4-Core 551
8-Core 863
90% 707 Pts
64-Core 1,130
76% 1,130 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 140
2-Core 280
90% 165 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 860
84% 672 Pts
64-Core 1,121
75% 1,121 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 134
2-Core 252
84% 152 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 768
78% 615 Pts
64-Core 1,002
67% 1,002 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 116
2-Core 283
83% 156 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 851
80% 646 Pts
64-Core 1,119
75% 1,119 Pts
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation 88%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $941

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overhyped and overpriced—Jan '21


Poor

1 month ago.

Don't fall for AMD's marketing BS, save your money and get a better GPU which will actually make a difference


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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


Excellent

2 months ago.

the 3600 makes much more sense


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10 months ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

useless refresh higher than 4300 MHz works again most select cpus


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