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.

 

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: 2907 vs 2806
  • Around 20% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23860 vs 19874
  • Around 4% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 5600 vs 5376
  • Around 28% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 34280 vs 26882
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 2907 vs 2806
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 vs 19874
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600 vs 5376
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34280 vs 26882

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
2907
2806
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23860
19874
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
5600
5376
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
34280
26882
Name AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 5 3600
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 2806
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 19874
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600 5376
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34280 26882
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0

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 56 116
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™)