AMD Ryzen 5 5500 vs Ryzen 5 3600X

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500 against the 3.8 GHz Ryzen 5 3600X. 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 3600X and 5500
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500
  • Newer - released 2-years and 9-months later
  • Consumes up to 32% less energy than the Ryzen 5 3600X – 65 vs 95 Watt
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Has 16 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1369
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
10624
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2998
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
19492
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1431
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
7288
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Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 5500 and Ryzen 5 3600X

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released March 15, 2022 July 7, 2019
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Cezanne Zen 2
Socket AM4 AM4
Integrated GPU No No

Performance

Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz 4.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 36x 38x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Power

Transistors - 3.8 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP 65 W 95 W
Max. temperature 90°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 47.68 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 5 5500 official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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Comments

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