Average Bench: 83.7% (107th of 1316)

Based on 980,212 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 16.2% 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 256Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is just 16.5%. 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 1,044Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 800Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 980,212 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.1 Memory 78 85.8
115 1-Core 130 137
221 2-Core 256 272
86.7% 155 Pts
Min Avg Max
406 4-Core 480 536
719 8-Core 800 872
80.9% 640 Pts
Min Avg Max
918 64-Core 1,044 1,127
70.1% 1,044 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 135
2-Core 271
91% 163 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 840
87% 685 Pts
64-Core 1,052
71% 1,052 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.95 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 128
2-Core 255
88% 156 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 807
83% 654 Pts
64-Core 1,040
70% 1,040 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 133
2-Core 264
90% 160 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 794
82% 648 Pts
64-Core 1,068
72% 1,068 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 128
2-Core 256
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 800
83% 652 Pts
64-Core 1,090
73% 1,090 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
91% 163 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 819
80% 640 Pts
64-Core 1096
74% 1096 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
88% 157 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 804
80% 636 Pts
64-Core 1,045
70% 1,045 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 124
2-Core 241
85% 150 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 752
74% 592 Pts
64-Core 930
62% 930 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 129
2-Core 230
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 778
76% 609 Pts
64-Core 1,012
68% 1,012 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 71
1-Core 128
2-Core 251
83% 150 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 745
76% 600 Pts
64-Core 1,010
68% 1,010 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $200 @ launch in Jul '19
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

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 Comments

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

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2 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


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1 day 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

1 hr 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

2 years ago.


Good

8 days ago.

I use one and it's better than my mam


Liked

3 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


Liked

8 months ago.

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Creates a gaming bottleneck, avoid.—Jan '21


Excellent

3 months ago.

Amazing budget option . The 7nm process really breaks boundaries for performance .


Good

9 months 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

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

best all rounder cpu, would pair it up with a 1660 or a 5700


Excellent

2 months ago.

OCed to 44 at 1.45 stable for now with a better cooler I could hit 46 running the cheapest 360 aio on amazon Search Vetroo 360 aio to find it its only 100 dollars and not that bad


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