Average Bench: 88.1% (34th of 1206)

Based on 193,998 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]

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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 averaged just 11.9% 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 130Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 257Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is just 16.1%. 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 1,042Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 801Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 193,998 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 1-Core 130 136
228 2-Core 257 271
91.2% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
416 4-Core 490 538
728 8-Core 801 868
81.8% 646 Pts
Min Avg Max
932 64-Core 1,042 1,130
69.9% 1,042 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 544
8-Core 804
87% 674 Pts
64-Core 1,139
76% 1,139 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 820
86% 675 Pts
64-Core 1,086
73% 1,086 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 272
94% 201 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 822
86% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,091
73% 1,091 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 261
94% 198 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 807
84% 661 Pts
64-Core 1,039
70% 1,039 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 129
2-Core 256
90% 192 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 775
82% 640 Pts
64-Core 1,013
68% 1,013 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 125
2-Core 253
89% 189 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 790
82% 645 Pts
64-Core 1,023
69% 1,023 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 263
94% 198 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 843
81% 653 Pts
64-Core 1,069
72% 1,069 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 253
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 743
77% 604 Pts
64-Core 943
63% 943 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Jul '19
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EbayUS $18916 mins
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Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $852

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 Comments

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

Added 9 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Just amazing CPU, bang for the buck


Good

1 day ago.

Performs very well. But it gets very hot with the stock cooler.


Excellent

5 hrs ago.

Just great, it has performance and it's way cheaper than the competing cpu


Excellent

3 days ago.

It's so cool and powerful


Good

14 hrs ago.

Cheap as hell and good base for budget gaming/workstation PC! Ryzen Master iz da best... But terribly loud stock cooler. Producing very high annoying noise.


Excellent

13 hrs ago.

THIS IS MY PROCCESSOR


Excellent

1 day ago.

i have just finished building my computer with cpu in it and it is perfect for everything i have been doing


Good

20 hrs ago.

If you playing ordinary online games with decent graphic and love using many programs at one time this is the best for it.


Excellent

5 days ago.

Tried and Tested! Best CPU ever as of 2019-2020


Good

1 day ago.

Really great value for money, decent performance !!


Good

9 months ago.


Poor

9 days ago.

Absolutely worth the price!


Excellent

10 days ago.

higher number


Average

3 months ago.

Comment 

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

3 months 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.


Very poor

5 months ago.

optimal performance/$


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

y e s


Excellent

9 months ago.

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

love it


Very poor

5 months ago.

bestbuy2019


Very poor

5 months ago.

ok cpu for me


Excellent

5 months ago.

best


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best Value option for gaming. Perfect price to performance ratio. Also good for content creators on a budget.


Excellent

1 month ago.

The CPU to game and a little work on the side. Get the Tomahawk MAX to pair with it.


Excellent

9 months ago.

best


Excellent

6 months ago.

This chip is a monster and for less than 200 euro


Excellent

8 months ago.

Really nice CPU. Overclocks modestly well too!


Excellent

9 months ago.

Amazing CPU.


Excellent

8 months ago.

The best bang for the buck you can get in 2019


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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

6 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

8 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

8 months ago.

Amazing for the price!


Excellent

8 months ago.

Should have some extra overclocking potentiality


Excellent

8 months ago.

amazing


Excellent

10 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

4 months 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

8 months ago.

It will be legend.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Low money = More FPS & Fast system


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

gud cpu


Good

9 months ago.

I LOVE IT


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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

5 months ago.

GREAT


Good

3 months ago.

very good and a nice price


Excellent

3 months ago.

Excellent CPU, overclocked it to 4.2GHz allcore


Excellent

9 months ago.

epic


Excellent

8 months ago.

incredible price to performance ratio


Excellent

8 months ago.

epic


Excellent

8 months ago.

awesome performance for money best 6 cores CPU awesome gaming experience


Excellent

7 months ago.

Amazing CPU at this price point.


Excellent

7 months ago.

300~400 fps on csgo


Excellent

6 months ago.

Excellent arounder


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Best processor for the price.


Good

1 month ago.

Worth the moderate price for such performance.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Meilleur rapport qualité/prix pour du gaming.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Yes.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Great CPU, great price, and great for gaming


Good

7 months ago.

not bad good size


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

An amazing upgrade from an i5-7400


Excellent

3 months ago.

ridiculously good value


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