AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 9 month(s) later
  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 8 more threads: 24 vs 16
  • Around 14% higher clock speed: 5 GHz vs 4.4 GHz
  • Around 50% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 50% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 4% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2683 vs 2579
  • Around 28% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 22721 vs 17817
  • Around 5% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1253 vs 1196
  • Around 28% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 8651 vs 6759
Specifications (specs)
Launch date December 2019 vs March 2019
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 16
Maximum frequency 5 GHz vs 4.4 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 96K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) vs 512K (per core)
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2683 vs 2579
PassMark - CPU mark 22721 vs 17817
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1253 vs 1196
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 8651 vs 6759

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 5 3600

  • 524288x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 62% lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 105 Watt
L3 cache 16 MB (shared) vs 32MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 105 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 5 3600

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2683
2579
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
22721
17817
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1253
1196
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
8651
6759
Name AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 5 3600
PassMark - Single thread mark 2683 2579
PassMark - CPU mark 22721 17817
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1253 1196
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 8651 6759
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 9.915
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 90.664

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Zen 2
Launch date December 2019 March 2019
Place in performance rating 390 473
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 4.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 cache 32MB 16 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 7 nm
Maximum frequency 5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Number of cores 12 8
Number of threads 24 16
Transistor count 19,200 million 4800 million
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Memory

Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported AM4 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt 65 Watt

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)