AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 4 month(s) later
  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 8 more threads: 24 vs 16
  • Around 95733% higher clock speed: 4600 MHz vs 4.8 GHz
  • Around 50% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 54% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 31880 vs 20688
  • Around 2% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 5626 vs 5513
  • Around 64% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 45309 vs 27595
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 7 July 2019 vs March 2019
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 16
Maximum frequency 4600 MHz vs 4.8 GHz
L2 cache 6 MB vs 512K (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 16 MB (shared)
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 31880 vs 20688
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5626 vs 5513
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 45309 vs 27595

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

  • Around 11% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 105 Watt
Specifications (specs)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 105 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2926 vs 2913

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2913
2926
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
31880
20688
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
5626
5513
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
45309
27595
Name AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2913 2926
PassMark - CPU mark 31880 20688
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5626 5513
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 45309 27595

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Zen 2
Family Ryzen
Launch date 7 July 2019 March 2019
OPN PIB 100-100000023BOX
OPN Tray 100-000000023
Place in performance rating 1 13
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

Base frequency 3800 MHz 4 GHz
L2 cache 6 MB 512K (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB 16 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 7 nm
Maximum frequency 4600 MHz 4.8 GHz
Number of cores 12 8
Number of threads 24 16
Unlocked
64 bit support
L1 cache 96K (per core)
Transistor count 4800 million

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4

Compatibility

Sockets supported AM4 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 105 Watt 95 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 4.0
PCIe configurations x16

Advanced Technologies

Extended Frequency Range (XFR)
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™)