AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Ryzen 5 3600X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5700X with 8-cores against the 3.8 GHz Ryzen 5 3600X with 6-cores. 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 5700X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
  • Newer - released 2-years and 9-months later
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Around 3.52 GB/s (7%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 10% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 1875 vs 1706 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)

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 972.3 MB/sec 755.3 MB/sec
Clang compilation 83.2 Klines/sec 58.8 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 186.9 pages/sec 157.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 293.3 Mpixels/sec 217.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 193.1 pages/sec 138.3 pages/sec
Background blur 49.9 images/sec 37 images/sec
Photo processing 71.3 images/sec 57 images/sec
Ray tracing 20.8 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 94.2 GOps/sec 50.2 GOps/sec
Floating point math 51.8 GOps/sec 29.4 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 126M Primes/sec 110M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 34.1M Strings/sec 24.6M Strings/sec
Data encryption 20.2 GBytes/sec 14.3 GBytes/sec
Data compression 322.7 MBytes/sec 224.7 MBytes/sec
Physics 1366 Frames/sec 1195 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 21.4B Matrices/sec 14.8B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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


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


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 6
P-Threads 16 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz
Total Cores 8 6
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 38x
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


Transistors - 3.8 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 95 W
Socket AM4 AM4
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


Official site AMD Ryzen 7 5700X official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600X official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 24 16

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