AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 7 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 7 3700X Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

8 Cores 6
16 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
3.85 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 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. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
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 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 memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

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 Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

12 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 Socket AM4
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2018 Release date Q3/2019
320 $ Release price 185 $
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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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1071 (86%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1250 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
9971 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9150 (92%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
411 (87%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
472 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
3951 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3570 (90%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1062 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1183 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
7100 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
6821 (96%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
457 (94%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
488 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
4799 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3990 (83%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
156 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
140 (90%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
16970 (95%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
211.2 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
235.7 (100%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
8340 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6585 (79%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
6 (86%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
7 (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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
177 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
197 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
1817 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1578 (87%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
4850 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
26040 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
2.1 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
18.72 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Captiva Workstation PC Ryzen 7 2700X
Acer Nitro N50-100 Ryzen 7 2700X
HP EliteDesk 705 G4 Workstation Edition MT Ryzen 7 PRO 2700X (6TL46EA#ABD)
One Gaming PC Ryzen 5 3600
Lenono IdeaCentre T540-15AMA G
HP Pavilion Gaming TG01-0201ng schwarz (9HP03EA#ABD)

News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600


When comparing the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, you can see straight away that the processors don't have much in common, except that both do not have an internal graphics unit (iGPU).

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X comes from the 2nd generation of the Ryzen 7 processor series from the AMD CPU program and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 from the Ryzen 5 processor series, but comes from the 3rd generation, so it is a generation news.

It is this previously mentioned generation leap that makes this comparison useful, because both processors cost about the same (as of Q4 / 2020), but are similar in terms of performance.

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has a base clock frequency of 3.70 gigahertz, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 it is 3.60 gigahertz. In turbo mode, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X clocks at up to 4.30 gigahertz with a single core load and up to 3.85 gigahertz when all 8 cores are loaded. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has a single core turbo clock of up to 3.60 gigahertz and in turbo mode it clocks up to 4.20 (single core utilization) or 4.00 (multi core utilization) gigahertz.

In the benchmarks in single-core mode, the newer AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is slightly ahead due to the newer architecture. In the case of the multi-core load, however, this balances out again, since the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is an octa-core processor (8 cores), whereas the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 only has a hexacore processor (6 cores ) is.

Although both processors are similar in terms of performance, one should bear in mind that the newer AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is manufactured in the 7 nanometer process, whereas the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is still manufactured in the larger 12 nanometer process. This has a clear influence on the power consumption, as you can see from the TDP, which is still 105W on the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, whereas it is only 65W on the AMD Ryzen 5 3600.

Leaderboards

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