AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs AMD FX-6300

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD FX-6300
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD FX-6300

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and the AMD FX-6300 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6 core processor released in Q3/2019 with the AMD FX-6300 which has 6 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2012.
AMD Ryzen 5 (84) Family AMD FX (30)
AMD Ryzen 3000 (15) CPU group AMD FX-6300 (2)
3 Generation 2
Matisse (Zen 2) Architecture Vishera (Bulldozer)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz). The processor can compute 12 threads at the same time. The AMD FX-6300 clocks with 3.50 GHz (4.10 GHz), has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 6 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
6 Cores 6
12 Threads 6
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.60 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.10 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.10 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 5 3600 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

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

Up to 128 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, while the AMD FX-6300 supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 29.9 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR3-1866
128 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 29.9 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
32.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes --
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP of the AMD FX-6300 is 95 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 71 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has 32.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of AMD FX-6300 is at 8.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 32 nm.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Characteristic AMD FX-6300
7 nm Technology 32 nm
Chiplet Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket AM3+
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2019 Release date Q4/2012
185 $ Release price 95 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 (43%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (90%)
AMD FX-6300 (34%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1183 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
529 (45%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
6821 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1916 (28%)

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 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1541 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
534 (35%)

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 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
6784 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1586 (23%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
472 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
195 (41%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3570 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
854 (24%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
140 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
29 (21%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
17803 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
4182 (23%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
235.7 (17%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1407.7 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-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 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
488 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
221 (45%)

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 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3990 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
1003 (25%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
197 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
94 (48%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1578 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
456 (29%)

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 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
75 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

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 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
568 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1250 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9150 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
9,150 CB R23 MC @ 87 W
105 (100%)
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD FX-6300
One Gaming PC Ryzen 5 3600
Lenono IdeaCentre T540-15AMA G
HP Pavilion Gaming TG01-0201ng schwarz (9HP03EA#ABD)
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