This time, we’re going to put two Ryzen 5 CPUs head-to-head in comparison and see which one lives up to our expectations. Both the Ryzen 5 3600 and the Ryzen 5 5600X have gained massive popularity from gamers and creators alike. But which one should be crowned as the best Ryzen 5 CPU?
CPU Info Compared
The table below should give you a clear picture of what to expect from both the CPUs and how they’re built. Let’s take a close look before we get into the comparison.
|Features||Ryzen 5 3600||Ryzen 5 5600X|
|Family||AMD Ryzen||AMD Ryzen|
|CPU Group||AMD Ryzen 3000||AMD Ryzen 5000|
|Architecture||Matisse (Zen 2)||Vermeer (Zen 3)|
|Predecessor||AMD Ryzen 5 2600||AMD Ryzen 5 3600X|
|Frequency||3.60 GHz||3.70 GHz|
|Turbo (Per core)||4.20 GHz||4.60 GHz|
|Turbo (All Cores)||4.00 GHz||4.30 GHz|
|GPU||No iGPU||No iGPU|
As we can see, both the processors have the same number of cores and threads. There’s a slight difference in the frequencies and that makes the comparison a whole lot more interesting. Now that we’re done with the basic info. Let’s see how they actually perform.
Let’s take a few E Sports titles and see how these CPUs perform. Gathered from researched data, let me show you the actual effective FPS they offer in the following games.
|Game Titles||Ryzen 5 3600||Ryzen 5 5600X|
As we can see, apart from a nine percent advantage in Fortnite, The Ryzen 5 3600 gets dominated in most other games. So, it’s safe to say that the Ryzen 5 5600X is the clear winner when it comes to the gaming scene.
Let’s put gaming aside for a bit and see how the cores of both processors perform in separate benchmarks. Life’s not all about fun and games, right? Jokes apart, let’s look into how both the processors perform when put to the actual test.
|Benchmark Software||Ryzen 5 5600X||Ryzen 5 3600|
|Cinebench R23 (Single Core)||1593||1250|
|Cinebench R23 (Multi Core)||10988||9150|
|Cinebench R20 (Single Core)||604||472|
|Cinebench R20 (Multi Core)||4562||3570|
|Cinebench R15 (Single Core)||258||197|
|Cinebench R15 (Multi Core)||1970||1578|
|Geekbench 5, 64 bit (Single Core)||1572||1183|
|Geekbench 5, 64 bit (Multi Core)||8420||6821|
|V-Ray CPU Render Benchmark||7990||6585|
As the scores stand, the Ryzen 5 5600X is the clear winner in all cases. But that’s to be expected from a CPU of the newer generation. It’s quite visible that in both per core performance and multi core performance, the Ryzen 5 3600 falls behind to quite some extent.
With all the numbers and performance calculations, it’s very much obvious which the superior CPU is. Now, if you’re in a tight budget, the Ryzen 5 3600 still can prove to be a good option. The performance ratio isn’t too far apart. With that said, let’s put an end to the Ryzen 5 3600 vs 5600x.
Hope you enjoyed the read. Adios!