AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Ryzen 5 3600

General info

Comparing Ryzen 7 2700X 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)
41.87
 
47.68
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen 7
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Zen+
 
Matisse
Release date
13 April 2018
 
7 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$329
 
$199
Price now
$213
 
$190

Technical specs

Ryzen 7 2700X 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 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 3600 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
6
Number of threads
16
 
12
Base frequency
3.7 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
no data
L1 cache
768 KB
 
384 KB
L2 cache
4 MB
 
3 MB
L3 cache
16 MB (shared)
 
32 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm, 12 nm
Die size
213 mm2
 
no data
Transistor count
4800 Million
 
4,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 7 2700X 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)
105 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 2700X 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 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 3600 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 7 2700X 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 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 3600.
Integrated graphics
-
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 2700X 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 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 3600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 7 2700X 19.83
Ryzen 5 3600 20.14 +1.6%

Passmark

Ryzen 7 2700X 17582
Ryzen 5 3600 17859 +1.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 7 2700X 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 7 2700X

Higher maximum frequency (3700 vs 3600 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3700 vs 3600 MHz)
ECCMemory

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600

1.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 July 2019 vs 13 April 2018)
Cheaper ($199 vs $329)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 105 watts)

So, Ryzen 7 2700X or Ryzen 5 3600?

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