AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 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 4% higher clock speed: 5 GHz vs 4.8 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 17% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23860 vs 20463
  • Around 1% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 5600 vs 5554
  • Around 23% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 34280 vs 27771
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 4.8 GHz
L1 cache 96K (per core) vs 96K (per core)
L2 cache 512K (per core) vs 512K (per core)
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 vs 20463
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600 vs 5554
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34280 vs 27771

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

  • 524288x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 11% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 105 Watt
Specifications (specs)
L3 cache 16 MB (shared) vs 32MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 105 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2911 vs 2907

Compare benchmarks

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

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2907
2911
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23860
20463
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
5600
5554
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
34280
27771
Name AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2907 2911
PassMark - CPU mark 23860 20463
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5600 5554
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34280 27771
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Zen 2
Launch date December 2019 March 2019
Place in performance rating 56 92
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 4.2 GHz 4 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 4.8 GHz
Number of cores 12 8
Number of threads 24 16
Transistor count 19,200 million 4800 million
Unlocked

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 95 Watt

Advanced Technologies

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

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)