AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 - 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 5 5600 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 was released in Q2/2022.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 was released in Q3/2019.
AMD Ryzen 5 (85) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (85)
AMD Ryzen 5000 (12) CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000 (15)
4 Generation 3
Vermeer (Zen 3) Architecture Matisse (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Predecessor AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is at 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 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 5600 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3600
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

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 5 5600 can use up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3600
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
64 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC Yes
3.00 MB L2 Cache --
32.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is 65 W, while the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3600
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
45 W TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is manufactured in 7 nm and has 35.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 32.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3600
7 nm Technology 7 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
Q2/2022 Release date Q3/2019
199 $ Release price 185 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (81%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (82%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
85 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
75 (88%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
657 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
568 (86%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1504 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1250 (83%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
11077 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9150 (83%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1538 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1183 (77%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
8009 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
6821 (85%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2087 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1541 (74%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
8816 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
6784 (77%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
574 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
472 (82%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
4479 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3570 (80%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
21620 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
17803 (82%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
140 (100%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
235.7 (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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
488 (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 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3990 (100%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
197 (100%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1578 (100%)

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 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
9,150 CB R23 MC @ 87 W
105 (100%)

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Comparison of the two processors

If you look at the names of the two processors from this comparison, you can already guess that both processors will be similar and without assuming too much, that's how it is. However, there are also some differences, starting with the release date. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 was released in the third quarter of 2019, making it significantly older than the AMD Ryzen 5 5600, which was only released in the second quarter of 2022. Despite everything, the two processors are only one generation apart, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 comes from the third generation of Ryzen 5 processors from AMD and is based on the Matisse (Zen 2) architecture. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 comes from the fourth generation and is based on the Vermeer (Zen 3) architecture. Both processors are manufactured using the 7-nanometer process and they are both designed for the AM4 socket.

Both processors are equipped with 6 cores each. In the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, these clock at 3.60 gigahertz, which can be increased to up to 4.20 gigahertz in turbo mode. The cores of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 clock slightly lower at 3.50 gigahertz, but the maximum clock speed in turbo mode is slightly higher at 4.40 gigahertz. Both processors can be overclocked and support hyperthreading, giving you up to 12 computing threads.

The two processors are not equipped with an internal graphics unit, so you have to use a dedicated graphics card. To connect these, both the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 are equipped with 20 PCIe lines of version 4.0.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has 2 memory channels through which it can be operated with up to 128 gigabytes of RAM. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is also equipped with 2 memory channels, but only supports a maximum of 64 gigabytes of RAM. Only the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 supports memory with automatic error correction.

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