AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 Family AMD Ryzen 5
AMD Ryzen 2000 CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000
2 Generation 3
Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) Architecture Matisse (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.40 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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 & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-2933 Memory DDR4-3200
64 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
46.9 GB/s Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
L2 Cache
16.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

12 nm Technology 7 nm
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 Socket AM4
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q2/2018 Release date Q3/2019
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1040 (83%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1250 (100%)
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
7555 (83%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
9150 (100%)
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
374 (79%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
472 (100%)
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2736 (77%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3570 (100%)
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
164 (83%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
197 (100%)
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1310 (83%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1578 (100%)
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
977 (83%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1183 (100%)
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5351 (78%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6821 (100%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5670 (86%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6585 (100%)
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Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
4.5 (64%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
7 (100%)
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Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
104 (74%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
140 (100%)
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13511 (76%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
17877 (100%)
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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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
292.5 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
235.7 (81%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
4280 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
21714 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1.96 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13.92 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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The comparison between the two processors AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is also a comparison between two different Ryzen generations. While the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is still based on the optimized Zen cores (Zen +), the more powerful and efficient Zen 2 CPU cores are already at work in the AMD Ryzen 5 3600.

By jumping to the 7 nm manufacturing technology of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, AMD was able to increase the clock frequencies compared to the AMD Ryzen 5 2600, which was still manufactured in 12 nm. The clock increases are between 200 and 400 MHz, depending on the processor. Together with further optimizations, AMD was able to increase the raw performance per clock (IPC) of the Ryzen 3xxx processors again.

Both the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 have 6 cores and can process up to 12 threads simultaneously or in parallel through activated SMT. Like almost all Ryzen desktop processors, the processors presented here can be overclocked very easily. Both processors do not have an integrated graphics card (iGPU). A dedicated graphics card is therefore required for operation.

While the Zen + (Ryzen 2xxx) processors support RAM up to DDR4-2933, the newer Zen 2 CPU cores can already address DDR4-3200 RAM. By overclocking the RAM, speeds of DDR4-3600 are usually possible without any problems. The older Zen + CPU cores mostly support up to DDR4-3466. AMD has doubled the supported amount of RAM with the Ryzen 3xxx processors from 64 to 128 GB.

The level 3 cache has also doubled, which was a bit of a problem with the Zen + processors. In some applications and especially in PC games, the Ryzen 2xxx desktop processors were not always convincing and were especially inferior to the fast Intel processors. This has changed with Ryzen 3xxx: they can also keep up very well with Intel's Core i5 / i7 / i9 processors in PC games.

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