Average Bench: 82.7% (142nd of 1355)

Based on 309,690 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core Processor

Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X averaged just 17.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 127Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 247Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is just 16.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,085Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 816Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 309,690 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 Memory 78.2 87.9
113 1-Core 127 135
219 2-Core 247 266
85% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
412 4-Core 468 516
723 8-Core 816 882
80.6% 642 Pts
Min Avg Max
947 64-Core 1,085 1,158
72.8% 1,085 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
90% 161 Pts
4-Core 511
8-Core 840
86% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,142
77% 1,142 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.3
1-Core 126
2-Core 259
86% 154 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 830
84% 663 Pts
64-Core 1,146
77% 1,146 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.7
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 872
89% 702 Pts
64-Core 1,167
78% 1,167 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 127
2-Core 245
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 799
77% 616 Pts
64-Core 1,048
70% 1,048 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.2
1-Core 133
2-Core 251
84% 151 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 720
74% 580 Pts
64-Core 1,105
74% 1,105 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 68
1-Core 125
2-Core 238
80% 144 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 798
76% 612 Pts
64-Core 1,023
69% 1,023 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 65.9
2-Core 118
51% 83.4 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 768
67% 554 Pts
64-Core 1,076
72% 1,076 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $250 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 5 3600X Builds (Compare 99,677 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $971

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 Comments

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

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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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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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3 months ago.

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its sucks its also expenive i7 9700f more better and cheaper—Feb '21


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

18 months ago.

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Scam, would recommend the 3600 instead. —Jan '21


Excellent

21 months ago.

max boost 4,2ghz 0,2ghz less then advertised 4,4ghz


Excellent

7 months ago.

Both Ryzen 5 Skus is Very Impressive.


Excellent

2 years ago.

What a beast this CPU is, absolutely love owning this.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Ver nice!


Good

2 years ago.

Sztosiks ale kupcie 3600 zamiast tego ok?


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