AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Ryzen 5 3600

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
54.98
 
48.32
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Zen+
 
Matisse
Release date
19 April 2018
 
7 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
$199
Price now
$125
 
$190

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600 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 3600 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
6
Number of threads
12
 
12
Base frequency
3.4 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.9 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
3 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
32 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm, 12 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
no data
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
4,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
AM4
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
43.71 GB/s
 
47.68 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600.
Integrated graphics
-
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
no data
Max number of PCIe lanes
20
 
no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 2600 16.65
Ryzen 5 3600 22.24 +33.6%

Passmark

Ryzen 5 2600 13304
Ryzen 5 3600 17771 +33.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3600 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2600

ECCMemory

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600

33.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 July 2019 vs 19 April 2018)
Higher maximum frequency (4200 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 3600?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen 5 3600.
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