AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF

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AMD Ryzen 3 3300X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X was released in Q2/2020.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF was released in Q4/2019.
AMD Ryzen 3 (33) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (85)
AMD Ryzen 3000 (15) CPU group AMD Ryzen 2000 (9)
3 Generation 2
Matisse (Zen 2) Architecture Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 3 2300X Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.80 GHz (4.30 GHz). The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF has 6 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
4 Cores 6
8 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.80 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.40 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X supports a maximum of 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF can connect up to GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2666
128 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 42.7 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
2.00 MB L2 Cache --
16.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 19.7 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X has a TDP of 65 W, that of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF is 65 W.

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X has a 18.00 MB cache, while the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF cache has a total of 16.00 MB.

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
7 nm Technology 12 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2020 Release date Q4/2019
-- Release price 210 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF (76%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X (96%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
78 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
65 (83%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
400 (88%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
452 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1267 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
931 (73%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
6754 (99%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6822 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1304 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
941 (72%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
5266 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5241 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
2588 (96%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2684 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
12700 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
12524 (99%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
200 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
148 (74%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1129 (92%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1221 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1654 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
5933 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
495 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
372.4 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
2776 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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