AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 5 3600X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 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
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 5800X3D
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
  • Newer - released 2-years and 9-months later
  • Has 64 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 23% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1633 vs 1325 points
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.5 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Consumes up to 10% less energy than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D – 95 vs 105 Watt


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D and Ryzen 5 3600X


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


Cores 8 6
Threads 16 12
Base Frequency 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
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 96MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Transistors - 3.8 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP 105 W 95 W
Max. temperature 90°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200, DDR4-2933, DDR4-2667 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 Yes Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600X official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

Cast your vote

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Total votes: 7


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or Ryzen 7 5800X3D?