Average Bench: 88.8% (21st of 1182)

Based on 21,373 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 Zen+ 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. The Ryzen 3000 processors all include coolers and although they will be launched alongside the new mainstream X570 chipset (which is PCIe 4.0 enabled), they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable value for workstation users. [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 17.1%. 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 1,051Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 816Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,373 samples)
Min Avg Max
119 1-Core 131 136
231 2-Core 258 271
91.6% 194 Pts
Min Avg Max
429 4-Core 501 536
745 8-Core 816 877
83.6% 658 Pts
Min Avg Max
962 64-Core 1,051 1,120
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 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 270
95% 202 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 834
87% 684 Pts
64-Core 1,098
74% 1,098 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 517
8-Core 815
85% 666 Pts
64-Core 1,048
70% 1,048 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 258
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 862
87% 688 Pts
64-Core 1,051
70% 1,051 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 133
2-Core 264
93% 198 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 816
84% 662 Pts
64-Core 1,064
71% 1,064 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 129
2-Core 257
91% 193 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 775
81% 637 Pts
64-Core 1,012
68% 1,012 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 133
2-Core 261
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 808
82% 646 Pts
64-Core 1,022
69% 1,022 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 214
86% 175 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 803
76% 612 Pts
64-Core 1,089
73% 1,089 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 120
2-Core 227
82% 173 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 734
73% 579 Pts
64-Core 899
60% 899 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $200 @ launch in Jul '19
OutletPCUS $19810 hrs
AmazonUS $1984 mins
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600 Builds (Compare 19,270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $633

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 Comments

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

Added 2 months ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

It ist fast has 6cores plus smt for a fair prüfe and the b450 Mainboards are also not to expensive. The processor has a great value.


Excellent

1 day ago.

Legendery Cpu for price-performance


Good

16 days ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.


Good

1 month 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 the 3600.


Excellent

1 month ago.

best budget cpu


Excellent

10 days ago.

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


Excellent

14 days ago.

y e s


Excellent

2 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.

best


Excellent

1 month 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

21 days ago.

Really nice CPU. Overclocks modestly well too!


Excellent

2 months ago.

Amazing CPU.


Excellent

25 days ago.

The best bang for the buck you can get in 2019


Excellent

1 month ago.

Amazing for the price!


Excellent

1 month ago.

Should have some extra overclocking potentiality


Excellent

1 month ago.

amazing


Good

1 month 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 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

25 days ago.

It will be legend.


Excellent

1 month ago.

gud cpu


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

epic


Good

2 months ago.

I LOVE IT


Excellent

1 month ago.

incredible price to performance ratio


Excellent

1 month ago.

epic


Excellent

21 days ago.

awesome performance for money best 6 cores CPU awesome gaming experience


Excellent

13 hrs ago.

Amazing CPU at this price point.


Excellent

25 days ago.

Yes.


Excellent

21 days ago.

Great CPU, great price, and great for gaming


Good

15 days ago.

not bad good size


Excellent

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

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


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