Average Bench: 83.1% (210th of 1459)

Based on 1,072,639 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor

AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good 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. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 averaged just 16.8% 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 Speed 133Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 259Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is just 18.6%. 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 Speed 999Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 792Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,072,639 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.7 Memory 76.3 87.5
117 1-Core 133 141
222 2-Core 259 281
85% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
410 4-Core 483 546
678 8-Core 792 869
77.9% 638 Pts
Min Avg Max
868 64-Core 999 1,091
61.8% 999 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 140
2-Core 277
90% 166 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 888
86% 710 Pts
64-Core 1,083
67% 1,083 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 138
2-Core 261
90% 162 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 806
79% 647 Pts
64-Core 1,055
65% 1,055 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.6
1-Core 140
2-Core 268
90% 164 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 822
81% 660 Pts
64-Core 1,066
66% 1,066 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 269
88% 162 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 846
84% 683 Pts
64-Core 994
62% 994 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.95 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
86% 159 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 801
83% 665 Pts
64-Core 1,071
66% 1,071 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
88% 162 Pts
4-Core 495
8-Core 823
80% 659 Pts
64-Core 1,028
64% 1,028 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 137
2-Core 270
86% 161 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 859
84% 688 Pts
64-Core 1,061
66% 1,061 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 134
2-Core 260
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 770
73% 607 Pts
64-Core 933
58% 933 Pts
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $549

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 Comments

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

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6 days ago.

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Would not recomend for gaming, latency too high—Jan '21

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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


Terrible

3 days ago.

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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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worse fps compared to the i5 10400f but is 45 quid more—Apr '21


Excellent

3 months ago.

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Actually terrible value for money as of october 2020. If you're spending 200usd on a CPU you might as well stretch it to 300 and get a 3700X which will be far more future proof as it's likely the same CPU the new consoles use and offers you two extra cores. And what's worse is that this is handly beaten by the i5-10400F on 1080p gaming which is about 20usd cheaper and doesn't get as gimped by using lower ram speeds, so really makes very little sense right now at the 200usd mark, only get it for under 150usd and cheaper if used.—Nov '20


Good

5 years ago.


Disliked

9 months ago.

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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.—Dec '19


Excellent

23 months ago.

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Creates a gaming bottleneck, avoid.—Jan '21


Good

2 years ago.

The price actually increased from 250 to 290 usd so if you could change that it would be better


Good

3 years ago.

I have one and it works great. I am probably going to upgrade to a ryzen 5000 series CPU but this has served as a great place holder in my pc build while I wait to get enough money to do the full upgrades to get a ryzen 9 5900x (I need a new cooler as well). My good friend also has one and it works extremely well for him.


Excellent

3 years ago.

I absolutely love this chip. Runs everything without complaint since 2019.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Nowadays can be found dirt cheap used, for below $100 it's a great CPU - got mine for $60 and that's hard to beat.


Excellent

10 months ago.

incredibly FAST and reliable CPU, perfect for Low to mid-range graphics cards for an amazing price.


Excellent

3 months ago.

this is a great cpu for anything up to a 3060 ti and for the price it is great value.


Excellent

1 month ago.

fantastic value


Excellent

3 months ago.

Its cheap in most palaces and has a nearly 5% less performace than a i5-11400 thats cost at times double its price , Best this for juts casual and some Hard core gaming and pretty cool ❄


Excellent

2 months ago.

Good and cheap


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