Average Bench: 84.8% (142nd of 1385)

Based on 30,318 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 15.1% 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 Speed 140Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 272Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT is 20.8%. 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 Speed 1,029Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 821Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,318 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 Memory 77.4 88.1
112 1-Core 140 150
228 2-Core 272 296
88.3% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
420 4-Core 495 563
676 8-Core 821 905
80.3% 658 Pts
Min Avg Max
865 64-Core 1,029 1,127
63.7% 1,029 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 152
2-Core 304
97% 180 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 879
85% 699 Pts
64-Core 1105
68% 1105 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.9
1-Core 150
2-Core 294
94% 175 Pts
4-Core 526
8-Core 879
86% 702 Pts
64-Core 1,114
69% 1,114 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.3
1-Core 142
2-Core 266
91% 165 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 797
79% 644 Pts
64-Core 982
61% 982 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 142
2-Core 291
92% 172 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 878
84% 691 Pts
64-Core 1,127
70% 1,127 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 135
2-Core 263
88% 160 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 806
78% 642 Pts
64-Core 1,068
66% 1,068 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.5
1-Core 150
2-Core 293
92% 173 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 880
85% 700 Pts
64-Core 1,090
67% 1,090 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 144
2-Core 271
89% 164 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 807
81% 657 Pts
64-Core 1,059
66% 1,059 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 144
2-Core 267
86% 160 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 697
72% 581 Pts
64-Core 712
44% 712 Pts
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600XT Builds (Compare 14,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $929

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7 months ago.

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overhyped and overpriced—Jan '21


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2 months 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


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20 months ago.

the 3600 makes much more sense


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2 years ago.


Good

12 months ago.

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


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