AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Ryzen 5 5600X

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
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General info

Comparing Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 5600X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating254274
Place by popularity9214
Value for money50.6444.48
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 7AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameMatisse (Zen 2) (2019−2020)Vermeer (Zen3) (2020)
Release date27 May 2019 (3 years ago)8 October 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$329$299
Current price$263 (0.8x MSRP)$300 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 5600X basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads1612
Base clock speed3.6 GHz3.7 GHz
Boost clock speed4.4 GHz4.6 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)512K (per core)
L3 cache32 MB32 MB
Chip lithography7 nm7 nm
Die sizeno data2x 80.7 + 125 (I/O) mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data95 °C
Number of transistors19,200 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 5600X compatibility with other computer components: 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)1
SocketAM4AM4
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 5600X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno data86x MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A,-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2
AES-NI++
AVX++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 5600X are enumerated here.

AMD-V++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 5600X. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Dual-channelDDR4-3200
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/s51.196 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card--

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 5600X.

PCIe versionno data4.0

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall 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 7 3700X 22.52
+3.4%
Ryzen 5 5600X 21.79
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1

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 7 3700X 22709
+3.4%
Ryzen 5 5600X 21970

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: 37%

Ryzen 7 3700X 1251
Ryzen 5 5600X 1612
+28.9%

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: 37%

Ryzen 7 3700X 8395
+3%
Ryzen 5 5600X 8149

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Ryzen 7 3700X 5839
Ryzen 5 5600X 6462
+10.7%

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen 7 3700X 40439
+2.8%
Ryzen 5 5600X 39331

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen 7 3700X 13815
Ryzen 5 5600X 14576
+5.5%

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

Ryzen 7 3700X 3.71
+4.9%
Ryzen 5 5600X 3.89

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Ryzen 7 3700X 23
+6.6%
Ryzen 5 5600X 22

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 7 3700X 2092
+6.3%
Ryzen 5 5600X 1968

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: 14%

Ryzen 7 3700X 204
Ryzen 5 5600X 254
+24.5%

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark 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 loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 7 3700X 2.3
Ryzen 5 5600X 3
+28.3%

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 7 3700X 11
+6.5%
Ryzen 5 5600X 11

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen 7 3700X 7503
Ryzen 5 5600X 13282
+77%

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen 7 3700X 115
Ryzen 5 5600X 117
+1.7%

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen 7 3700X 270
Ryzen 5 5600X 320
+18.7%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 22.52 21.79
Novelty 27 May 2019 8 October 2020
Cost $329 $299
Boost clock speed 4400 4600
Base clock speed 3600 3700

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Competitors of Ryzen 7 3700X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 7 3700X from Intel is Core i9-11900KB, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen 5 5600X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 5600X from Intel is Core i9-9900X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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