AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Ryzen 5 3600X

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 3.9 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 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.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3600X and 5600G
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
  • Newer - released 1-year and 10-months later
  • Includes an integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7
  • 15% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 1957 vs 1706 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Has 16384 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 864.4 MB/sec 755.3 MB/sec
Clang compilation 59.8 Klines/sec 58.8 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 156.3 pages/sec 157.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 219.2 Mpixels/sec 217.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 207.8 pages/sec 138.3 pages/sec
Background blur 40.9 images/sec 37 images/sec
Photo processing 60 images/sec 57 images/sec
Ray tracing 15 Mpixels/sec 12.7 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 68.7 GOps/sec 50.2 GOps/sec
Floating point math 38.1 GOps/sec 29.4 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 59M Primes/sec 110M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 25.8M Strings/sec 24.6M Strings/sec
Data encryption 15.4 GBytes/sec 14.3 GBytes/sec
Data compression 250.2 MBytes/sec 224.7 MBytes/sec
Physics 912 Frames/sec 1195 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 17.2B Matrices/sec 14.8B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 5 3600X


Vendor AMD AMD
Released April 13, 2021 July 7, 2019
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen 3 (Cezanne) -
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7 No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz
Total Cores 6 6
Total Threads 12 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 39x 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


Transistors 10.7 billions 3.8 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 45-65 W (configurable) 95 W
Socket AM4 AM4
Peak temperature 95°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics Radeon RX Vega 7 -
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1900 MHz -
Shading Units 448 -
TMUs 28 -
ROPs 7 -
TGP 10-45 W -
1.108 TFLOPS

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
ECC Support No Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen 5 5600G official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 24 16

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