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Intel Core i5 8365U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

We compared two CPUs: the 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 8365U (laptop) with 4-cores against the 3.8 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (desktop) with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

NanoReview Review

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 Consumption
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3600X and 8365U
Advantages of Intel Core i5 8365U
  • Consumes up to 84% less energy than the Ryzen 5 3600X – 15 vs 95 Watt
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Has 26 MB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 14 nanometers
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Has 2 physical cores more than the 8365U
  • Around 10.18 GB/s (27%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4.1 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 8365U and AMD Ryzen 5 3600X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released April 16, 2019 July 7, 2019
Launch price 297 USD 249 USD
Type Laptop Desktop
Codename Whiskey Lake Zen 2
Model number i5-8365U -
Socket BGA-1528 AM4
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620 No


Cores 4 6
Threads 8 12
Base Frequency 1.6 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.1 GHz 4.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 16x 38x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 32K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Transistors - 4.8 billions
Fabrication Process 14 nm 7 nm
TDP 15 W 95 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 37.5 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 8365U official page AMD Ryzen 5 3600X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 20
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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