AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Ryzen 5 3600

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5700X with 8-cores against the 3.6 GHz Ryzen 5 3600 with 6-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
Multi-Core 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 3600 and 5700X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
  • Newer - released 2-years and 8-months later
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 30% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1628 vs 1252 points
  • 10% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)
  • Around 3.52 GB/s (7%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1514
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
14118
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
3390
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
27014
17903
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1644
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
9565

Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 7 5700X and Ryzen 5 3600

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released March 15, 2022 July 7, 2019
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen 3 (Vermeer) Zen 2 (Matisse)
Integrated GPU No No

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 6
P-Threads 16 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.6 GHz 4.2 GHz
Total
Total Cores 8 6
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 36x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Package

Transistors - 3.8 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
Socket AM4 AM4
TDP 65 W 65 W
Peak 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 51.2 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 7 5700X official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600 official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 7 5700X?
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