AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT: specs and benchmarks



AMD started Ryzen 5 3600XT sales 16 June 2020 at a recommended price of $249. 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 4500 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt and a maximum temperature of 95 °C. It supports DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 14.83% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

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

Place in performance ranking488
Value for money25.96
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)
Release date16 June 2020 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$249of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$388 (1.6x MSRP)of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

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)
Base clock speed3.8 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.5 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache96K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache32 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size74 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors3,800 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier+


Information on Ryzen 5 3600XT 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 configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

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


Virtualization technologies

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


Memory specs

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

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
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 3600XT.

Integrated graphics card-


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version4.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 5 3600XT. 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 3600XT 14.83


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 3600XT 18696

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: 41%

Ryzen 5 3600XT 1687

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: 41%

Ryzen 5 3600XT 7183

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 5 3600XT performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen 5 3600XT is Core i7-10700KF, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

i7-10700KFCore i710700KF

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 3600XT:

Similar processors

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

i7-10700KFCore i710700KF
Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GERyzen 7PRO 4750GE
Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GERyzen 5PRO 5650GE
i7-10700KCore i710700K
i9-9900KFCore i99900KF

Recommended GPUs

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

These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen 5 3600XT in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1703 configurations based on Ryzen 5 3600XT in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.6% (10/1703)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.1% (2/1703)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.06% (1/1703)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.1% (2/1703)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.5% (8/1703)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.9% (15/1703)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.4% (6/1703)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
1.1% (18/1703)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.2% (4/1703)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.6% (10/1703)

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