AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Ryzen 5 3500X
Comparing Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
96K (per core)
96K (per core)
512K (per core)
16 MB (shared)
32 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 12 nm
64 bit support
Information on Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 5 2600 16.65
Ryzen 5 3500X 16.79 +0.8%
Ryzen 5 2600 13304
Ryzen 5 3500X 13416 +0.8%
Let's see how good Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3500X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
0.8% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (24 September 2019 vs 19 April 2018)
Higher maximum frequency (4100 vs 3900 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3600 vs 3400 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)
So, Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 5 3500X?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and AMD Ryzen 5 3500X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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