AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is a 6 core processor. It can handle 12 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q3/2019. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is based on the 3. generation of the AMD Ryzen 5 series and requires a mainboard with the socket AM4 (PGA 1331). The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X scores 1,245 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 6,992 points.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X.

Name: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Family: AMD Ryzen 5 (85)
CPU group: AMD Ryzen 3000 (15)
Architecture: Matisse (Zen 2)
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 3
Predecessor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Successor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 6 CPU cores of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X clock with 3.80 GHz (4.40 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 4.20 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X supports up to 128 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-3200
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 4.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X has a TDP of 95 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 95 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X has a 32.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 7 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: AM4 (PGA 1331)
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 32.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
Release date: Q3/2019
Release price: 215 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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.
Intel Core i7-1185G7 Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
70
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
70
Intel Core i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
70
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
69
Intel Core i7-8700B Intel Core i7-8700B
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
69
Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i5-8600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
69
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
69

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 7 PRO 6850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
485
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
482
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
481
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
468
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
467
Intel Core i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
467
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
467

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.
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1309
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1308
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.60 GHz
1302
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1301
AMD EPYC 7773X AMD EPYC 7773X
64C 128T @ 3.50 GHz
1298
AMD EPYC 7663 AMD EPYC 7663
56C 112T @ 3.50 GHz
1298
AMD EPYC 7763 AMD EPYC 7763
64C 128T @ 3.50 GHz
1298

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 3600XT AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
9945
Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i9-10980HK
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
9923
Microsoft XBox Series S Microsoft XBox Series S
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
9894
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
9704
Intel Core i7-1355U Intel Core i7-1355U
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
9687
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
9625
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
9569

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.
Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i5-8600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
1251
Intel Xeon Silver 4316 Intel Xeon Silver 4316
20C 40T @ 3.40 GHz
1250
Intel Core i3-1115G4E Intel Core i3-1115G4E
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1248
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1245
Intel Core i7-1068NG7 Intel Core i7-1068NG7
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1245
Intel Core i7-1068G7 Intel Core i7-1068G7
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1245
Intel Core i3-10325 Intel Core i3-10325
4C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1244

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.
Intel Xeon E-2236 Intel Xeon E-2236
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
7027
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
7022
Intel Core i5-1334U Intel Core i5-1334U
10C 12T @ 1.30 GHz
7020
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
6992
AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
6978
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
6955
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8540U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8540U
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
6915

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 EPYC 7763 AMD EPYC 7763
64C 128T @ 3.50 GHz
1612
Intel Core Ultra 5 115U Intel Core Ultra 5 115U
8C 10T @ 4.20 GHz
1612
Intel Xeon W-2265 Intel Xeon W-2265
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1606
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1605
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1597
Intel Core i7-10700 Intel Core i7-10700
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1597
Intel Xeon Silver 4314 Intel Xeon Silver 4314
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
1596

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.
Intel Xeon Silver 4210R Intel Xeon Silver 4210R
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
6853
Intel Xeon E-2336 Intel Xeon E-2336
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
6845
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
6824
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
6822
Intel Core i7-10870H Intel Core i7-10870H
8C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
6822
Intel Core i7-10700T Intel Core i7-10700T
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
6814
Intel Core i7-9700E Intel Core i7-9700E
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
6802

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.
Intel Core i7-10875H Intel Core i7-10875H
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
506
Intel Core i9-10910 Intel Core i9-10910
10C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
503
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.60 GHz
502
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
501
AMD Ryzen 9 4900U AMD Ryzen 9 4900U
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
501
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
501
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
501

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 4800U AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
3847
Microsoft XBox Series S Microsoft XBox Series S
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
3837
Intel Core i5-11260H Intel Core i5-11260H
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3831
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
3751
Intel Core i5-11400H Intel Core i5-11400H
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
3745
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
3735
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
3734

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.
Intel Core i9-9980HK Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
145
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
143
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
143
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
142
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
141
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
140
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
6C 12T @ 4.15 GHz
137

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.
Intel Xeon D-2183IT Intel Xeon D-2183IT
16C 32T @ 2.20 GHz
18402
Intel Xeon W-11855M Intel Xeon W-11855M
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
18367
Intel Core i9-11900T Intel Core i9-11900T
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
18282
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
18267
AMD Ryzen 7 4700S AMD Ryzen 7 4700S
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
18226
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4
12C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
18221
Intel Core i5-11600 Intel Core i5-11600
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
18195

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 2700 AMD Ryzen 7 2700
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
231
Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Core i7-8700
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
231.5
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
232.4
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
233.9
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v4 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v4
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
234.1
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
235.6
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
235.7

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 PRO 4650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
6C 12T @ 4.15 GHz
507
Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i5-8600K
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
506
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
505
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
503
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
500
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
500
Intel Core i7-10875H Intel Core i7-10875H
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
496

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.
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
4160
Intel Core i7-10875H Intel Core i7-10875H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
4107
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 AMD Ryzen 7 2700
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
4092
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
4083
Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i5-10600K
6C 12T @ 4.10 GHz
4049
Intel Core i7-10700T Intel Core i7-10700T
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
4014
Intel Core i5-10600KF Intel Core i5-10600KF
6C 12T @ 4.10 GHz
4002

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.
Intel Core i3-10320 Intel Core i3-10320
4C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
206
Intel Xeon W-2235 Intel Xeon W-2235
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
206
Intel Xeon E-2276M Intel Xeon E-2276M
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
205
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
204
AMD Ryzen 7 4700 AMD Ryzen 7 4700
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
204
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
204
AMD Ryzen 7 4700G AMD Ryzen 7 4700G
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
204

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 Threadripper 1900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
1709
Intel Xeon Gold 5119T Intel Xeon Gold 5119T
14C 28T @ 2.20 GHz
1707
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1671
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1647
Intel Core i9-9900T Intel Core i9-9900T
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
1644
Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
15C 30T @ 3.40 GHz
1630
Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i9-10980HK
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
1627

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is the largest Ryzen 5 version. Its 6 cores already clock with 3.8 GHz in the base, and up to 4.2 GHz in applications and games that can use all cores. The single-core Turbo is at 4.5 GHz and enables a good execution speed even in applications without multi-core support.

The processor uses Hyper-Threading to provide 12 logical processors. It is overclockable and, as the largest expansion stage of the third-generation Ryzen 5 processors, comes with a slightly higher TDP budget of 95 watts (normally 65 watts).

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is a very popular gaming processor because the price-performance ratio is very good and the processor proves to be very clock-happy. It can address working memory up to the DDR4-3200 standard, but special working memory also enables even higher clock rates. The processor offers dual-channel support via its two memory channels as usual in this class.

ECC memory is also supported, which can independently detect and fix simple memory errors - directly via hardware. However, the motherboard also has to support the ECC function. Like all newer 3rd generation Ryzen processors, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X also supports PCIe 4.0. 16 PCIe lines are available for connecting devices. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X does not have a graphics card itself, which makes an external graphics card mandatory.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is based on AMDs Zen 2 architecture, which is manufactured in 7 nm structure at AMDs former semiconductor division, Globalfoundries. It features a 32-megabyte Level 3 cache and was introduced in Q3 2019. The launch price of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X was around 215 Euros.



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