AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i7-9800X
Comparing Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT/s
96K (per core)
64K (per core)
512K (per core)
1 MB (per core)
32 MB (shared)
16.5 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 12 nm
Maximum core temperature
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
Information on Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X 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 3600 and Core i7-9800X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 5 3600 20.13
i7-9800X 20.62 +2.4%
Ryzen 5 3600 17864
i7-9800X 18293 +2.4%
Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3600 and Core i7-9800X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Somewhat newer (7 July 2019 vs 19 October 2018)
Cheaper ($591.00 USD vs $3761.00 USD)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 165 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Advantages of Intel Core i7-9800X
2.4% faster in synthetic tests
Higher maximum frequency (4400 vs 4200 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3800 vs 3600 MHz)
So, Ryzen 5 3600 or Core i7-9800X?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and Intel Core i7-9800X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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