Average Bench: 88.8% (30th of 1206)

Based on 99,802 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor

AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is one of five new processors based on the latest Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture. This 6-core, 12-threaded processor is priced at $199 USD and succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 18% in terms of average effective speed and 12% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600's base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz match the previous gen hex-core Ryzen 5 2600X and therefore indicate an 11% clock for clock (IPC) improvement over the previous generation. The Ryzen 5 3600 is in competition with Intel’s hex-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core advantage over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single, quad and hex core workloads which translates to 14% higher fps for gamers. Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can impact gaming. Although the Ryzen 3000 will be launched alongside the new X570 chipset, they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 averaged just 11.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 131Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 258Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is just 13.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,051Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 813Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 99,802 samples)
Min Avg Max
121 1-Core 131 136
233 2-Core 258 271
91.6% 195 Pts
Min Avg Max
436 4-Core 496 541
752 8-Core 813 880
82.9% 654 Pts
Min Avg Max
959 64-Core 1,051 1,132
70.5% 1,051 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 874
90% 707 Pts
64-Core 1,136
76% 1,136 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 822
87% 677 Pts
64-Core 1093
73% 1093 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 267
94% 201 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 819
86% 674 Pts
64-Core 1,076
72% 1,076 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 132
2-Core 263
93% 198 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 802
85% 662 Pts
64-Core 1063
71% 1063 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 799
85% 662 Pts
64-Core 1074
72% 1074 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 260
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 867
87% 692 Pts
64-Core 1,060
71% 1,060 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 254
91% 193 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 791
83% 648 Pts
64-Core 1,041
70% 1,041 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 266
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 801
78% 623 Pts
64-Core 1,063
71% 1,063 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 128
2-Core 258
91% 193 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 810
78% 624 Pts
64-Core 1,085
73% 1,085 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600 Builds (Compare 6,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $840

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 Comments

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

Added 6 months ago.

Poor

2 days ago.

amazing cpu


Excellent

4 hrs ago.

Best CPU


Excellent

5 hrs ago.

better


Poor

13 hrs ago.

My first amd and best CPU i've ever had


Good

3 days ago.

Faster for approximately the same money


Excellent

1 day ago.

Best bang for your buck. Head to head with the I7-8700k for almost half the price.


Excellent

2 days ago.

The perfect CPU for a midrange build


Terrible

3 days ago.

sou nvidia caraças venham lutar comigo seus conas


Good

7 days ago.

Already Benched, thank you! I'm getting the 3600 as soon as it lands in S.A


Excellent

8 days ago.

Ultimately best performance for the price ratio right now.


Average

14 hrs ago.

Great for GTX 1660 ti or below. Higbly do not recommend to pair this with any RTX GPU as the 3600 will bottleneck them noticeably. For instance, an RTX 2060 super will be utilized at 90% most of the time if paired with the 3600. For video editing it performs almost the same as the 8700k and the 9700k. All in all, you have to choose the right CPU depending on your own usage, not based on benchmarks or what other people recommend. Although significantly improved over previous generations, the 3600 is still picky with RAM and refuses to run the Corsair Vengeance LPX at the rated speed of 3200Mhz, only allowing it to run at 2933 MHz after long days of tweaking and testing for stability.


Good

6 months ago.


Very poor

1 month ago.

optimal performance/$


Excellent

6 days ago.

A value champion at 220EUR. Roughly as powerful as the 9600K (single and quad core) but it beats it on multi-core thanks to the multi-threading and is 20% less expensive. And for less than 200EUR, the 9400 is no match at all against it.


Excellent

2 months ago.

AWESOME PRICE TO PERFORMANCE CPU WITH VERY WELL BALANCED SINGLE AND MULTICORE PERFORMANCE RIVALING AND BEATING MOST OF ITS COMPETITORS!!


Excellent

4 months ago.

y e s


Good

2 months ago.

Might the best sub-200 USD CPU the average users can buy. Offering 16 very fast PCI-E 4.0 lanes (provided if you use the new AMD X570 motherboard) and 6 multithreaded cores at 200 USD, this CPU might be the best value for performance CPU ever today. This CPU offered similar or slightly lower, or more gaming performance than the comparable Intel i5-9600K or i5-9400F which makes this CPU worth even for gamer.


Excellent

5 months ago.

So far, we're looking at roughly the average performance of an Intel Core i7-8700K at barely over half the price ($199 USD). If this holds up, AMD has a real winner on their hands and you'd have to be a fool to buy anything from Intel's overpriced product portfolio.

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs. Intel Core i7-8700K


Excellent

2 months ago.

love it


Very poor

1 month ago.

bestbuy2019


Very poor

1 month ago.

ok cpu for me


Excellent

1 month ago.

best


Excellent

6 months ago.

best


Excellent

11 days ago.

Amazing price to performance, great multitasking, overall great for those who plan on gaming/streaming, rendering, editing, and more. much better than what Intel has to offer.


Excellent

5 months ago.

If you're after a good value, top-performing processor in 2019 then look no further. This is all of it, then some. You've got 6 cores with 12 threads, unlocked multipliers for overclocking and a tiny TDP rating. No integrated graphics, but you're gonna pair it with a beastly graphics card so who cares? I'm running mine on an X370 board, but B350 and even A320 boards will probably be just fine. The TDP sure itsn't an issue - just 65W apparently, with a boost clock of 4.2GHz bumping it just a tad further. While the included Wraith Stealth cooler is fine for the job, you'll find better cooling and clock speeds with an aftermarket one. I used my Cooler Master ML120L 120mm AIO and got rock solid 4.2GHz while gaming. No complaints here, especially seeing as they equal a 1700X in most multicore loads and match an 8700K in gaming. Seriously, if you're even halfway thinking about one of these just get it.


Excellent

3 months ago.

This chip is a monster and for less than 200 euro


Excellent

4 months ago.

Really nice CPU. Overclocks modestly well too!


Excellent

6 months ago.

Amazing CPU.


Excellent

4 months ago.

The best bang for the buck you can get in 2019


Excellent

1 month ago.

I like the Specs and the price. Lets see how it manages Video editing...


Excellent

4 months ago.

If there is any better cpu till this day for better price to performance ratio it still would use more wattage per core.


Good

2 months ago.

I picked one of these up for $195 and paired it and the included cooler with an X570 mobo. It's about equal to a stock i7 8700k but for considerably less money. There is not much to be gained by overclocking. However, enabling the Precision Boost Overdrive feature is easy and manages to squeeze out a little extra performance.


Good

5 months ago.

fantastic value. cheaper than 1st gen 1600 when it came out. Much better Single threaded performance and decent OC potential. Comes with decent cooler as well.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Amazing for the price!


Excellent

5 months ago.

Should have some extra overclocking potentiality


Excellent

5 months ago.

amazing


Excellent

6 months ago.

Beats my i7 - 4790k out of the box! Awesome single core performance for a Ryzen 5 Cant wait for the 3000 series Ryzen 7 and 9


Excellent

19 days ago.

Was going to buy a 2600X but the newer architecture (Zen 2) really blows the previous generation even beating the 2700X and i5-9600K in some scenarios! Great buy!


Excellent

4 months ago.

It will be legend.


Excellent

26 days ago.

excellent price to performance and a true tour de force in gaming compared to any i5 or i7 pre-skylake


Excellent

5 months ago.

gud cpu


Good

6 months ago.

I LOVE IT


Excellent

5 months ago.

Ice Lake CPUs haven't released yet, but they already became obsolete:)


Excellent

3 months ago.

This is the milestone. Finally AMD has passed 4th, 6th 7th gen Intels on Single Core Performance. Great performance and moreover GREAT PRICE


Excellent

3 months ago.

Low money = More FPS & Fast system


Excellent

1 month ago.

GREAT


Good

11 days ago.

very good and a nice price


Excellent

6 months ago.

epic


Excellent

4 months ago.

incredible price to performance ratio


Excellent

4 months ago.

epic


Excellent

4 months ago.

awesome performance for money best 6 cores CPU awesome gaming experience


Excellent

3 months ago.

Amazing CPU at this price point.


Excellent

3 months ago.

300~400 fps on csgo


Excellent

2 months ago.

Excellent arounder


Good

2 months ago.

I buy it and i do vote for this. It is chipper price for pcie 4.0


Excellent

10 days ago.

Best processor for the price.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Yes.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Great CPU, great price, and great for gaming


Good

4 months ago.

not bad good size


Excellent

3 months ago.

It haves a Very good perfomance and it's cheap too. i will buy it later.


Excellent

2 months ago.

An amazing upgrade from an i5-7400


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