Ryzen 5 3600: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Ryzen 5 3600 provides acceptable benchmark performance at 11.48% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

AMD started Ryzen 5 3600 sales 7 July 2019 at a recommended price of $199. This is a Matisse architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 7 nm, 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4200 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR4 Dual-channel memory.

Primary details

Ryzen 5 3600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking614
Place by popularity12
Cost-effectiveness evaluation40.60
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)
Release date7 July 2019 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$148 (0.7x MSRP)of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads12
Base clock speed3.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.2 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache96K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache32 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Number of transistors4,800 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 3600 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM4
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3600's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen 5 3600.

Integrated graphics card-

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 5 3600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 5 3600 11.48

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen 5 3600 17764

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 5 3600 1598

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 5 3600 6881

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Ryzen 5 3600 1568

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Ryzen 5 3600 192

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Ryzen 5 3600's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


Ryzen 5 3600X 102.53
Core i5-11600 101.92
Core i7-9800X 101.74
Ryzen 5 3600 100

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen 5 3600 is Core i5-12600T, which is slower by 1% and lower by 8 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 3600:

Core i5-11600 101.92
Core i7-9800X 101.74
Ryzen 5 3600 100

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Ryzen 5 3600, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen 5 3600 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 131100 configurations using Ryzen 5 3600 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
1% (1276/131100)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.05% (67/131100)
RTX 4080 SUPER GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
0.005% (6/131100)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.1% (189/131100)
RTX 4070 Ti SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER
0.006% (8/131100)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.02% (29/131100)
RTX 4070 SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
0.02% (24/131100)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (269/131100)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.02% (27/131100)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.02% (26/131100)

Community ratings

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