AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Mar 2019
AMD Ryzen 5 3600

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
4200 MHz / Cores: 12 / Dec 2019
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Summary

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 5 3600

40 watts lower power draw.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Higher theoretical single-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.
Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.
Higher overall performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 5 3600AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
SHA
F16C
FMA3
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
XFR 2

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 5 3600AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_2vsAMD_Zen_2
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZen 2vsZen 2
Release DateMar 2019vsDec 2019

Cores

AMD Ryzen 5 3600AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Cores8vs12
Threads16vs24
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen 5 3600AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
L1 Cache96K (per core)vs96K (per core)
L2 Cache512K (per core)vs512K (per core)
L3 Cache16MB (shared)vs32MB

Physical

AMD Ryzen 5 3600AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsAMD Socket AM4
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
Packagevs
Die Sizeunknownvsunknown
Process7 nmvs7 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 5 3600AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs4200 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4400 MHzvs5000 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsvariable
TDP65 Wvs105 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    4840 points
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    5500 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
    38649 points
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    67636 points

Points - higher is better