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, 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 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 24% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 22721 vs 18302
  • Around 1% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1253 vs 1240
  • Around 25% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 8651 vs 6918
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 - Single thread mark 2683 vs 2672
PassMark - CPU mark 22721 vs 18302
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1253 vs 1240
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 8651 vs 6918

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
L3 cache 16 MB (shared) vs 32MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 105 Watt

Compare benchmarks

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

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2683
2672
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
22721
18302
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1253
1240
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
8651
6918
Name AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2683 2672
PassMark - CPU mark 22721 18302
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1253 1240
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 8651 6918
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 3600X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Zen 2
Launch date December 2019 March 2019
Place in performance rating 390 444
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
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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 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™)