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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Ryzen 3 3300X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with 6-cores against the 3.8 GHz Ryzen 3 3300X with 4-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3300X and 2600
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Has 2 more physical cores
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • Newer - released 1-year and 8-months later
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 12 nanometers
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 31% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1296 vs 993 points
  • 10% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.3 GHz vs 3.9 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1283
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
6997
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2648
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
13089
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1291
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
5470

Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 3 3300X

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released September 11, 2018 April 21, 2020
Launch price 199 USD -
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen+ Zen 2
Socket AM4 AM4
Integrated GPU No No

Performance

Cores 6 4
Threads 12 8
Base Frequency 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.9 GHz 4.3 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 38x
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Power

Transistors 4.8 billions -
Fabrication process 12 nm 7 nm
TDP 65 W 65 W
Max. temperature 95°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 43.71 GB/s -
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 5 2600 official page AMD Ryzen 3 3300X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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Total votes: 184

Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X or Ryzen 5 2600?