AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or AMD Ryzen 7 3800X - 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 5600X has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.60 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X was released in Q4/2020.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X was released in Q3/2019.
AMD Ryzen 5 (85) Family AMD Ryzen 7 (68)
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 3600X Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Successor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is at 3.90 GHz (4.50 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
6 Cores 8
12 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.90 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.50 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.20 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 5600X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 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 5600X can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 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 5600X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes 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 5600X is 65 W, while the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X has a TDP of 105 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 105 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
90 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is manufactured in 7 nm and has 35.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 32.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
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
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2019
299 $ Release price 385 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (82%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 9 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (91%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (98%)

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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
94 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
76 (81%)

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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
639 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
712 (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 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1593 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1325 (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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
10988 (85%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
12874 (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 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1572 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1271 (81%)

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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
8420 (93%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
9065 (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 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
2113 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1742 (82%)

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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
9279 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
7965 (86%)

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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
604 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
509 (84%)

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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
4562 (92%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
4960 (100%)

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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
157 (86%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
182 (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 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
21955 (94%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
23322 (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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
624 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
517 (83%)

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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
4784 (86%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
5544 (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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
258 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
209 (81%)

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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1970 (91%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
2165 (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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
167.6 (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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
10,988 CB R23 MC @ 76 W
145 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
3.90 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
Unknown dercomputerladen PC mit Ryzen 7 3800X
Memory PC mit Ryzen 7 3800X

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Comparison of the two processors

The new 6-core processor from AMD, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, is now up to 20 percent faster than its 1 year old predecessor thanks to an optimization of the cache logic and an increase in performance per clock. As a result, the new 6-core processor can now even compete with the 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 3800X from the previous year.

When comparing the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X, it is noticeable that the 8-core processor is only around 15 percent faster than its smaller and significantly cheaper brother. In single-core load scenarios, the new AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is even faster and outperforms the larger processor by almost 10 percent. Both processors can be overclocked if desired, provided the mainboard chipset supports this.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is also manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC like the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X, but an optimized manufacturing process with higher clock frequencies is used. In contrast to Intel, AMD does not manufacture its processors itself, but is only responsible for the design of the CPU. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer TSMC then uses the design to produce the processors.

Both processors can handle RAM up to DDR4-3200, but higher clock frequencies of the memory modules are possible through the use of overclocking profiles or manual overclocking. DDR4-3600 runs on almost all Ryzen 3xxx and 5xxx processors without any problems. The CPUs can connect a maximum of 128 GB of RAM. ECC memory is supported, but must also be implemented on the mainboard.

Both processors do not have internal graphics (iGPU), so a dedicated graphics card is required. This can then be connected to the system via PCIe 4.0. In addition, fast M.2 SSDs can also be connected via the new PCIe 4.0 standard. With PCIe 3.0, the interface limits the speed of newer M.2 SSDs.

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