Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Ryzen 5 2600X

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Price
$172.49
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Price
$184.06
Availability
Out of Stock

Last time in stock: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Availability
In Stock
Brand
AMD
Brand
AMD
Model
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • 100-100000031BOX
Model
YD260XBCAFBOX
Release Date
📅 July 2019

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Release Date
📅 April 2018

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Performance
(Charts)
43rd / 297
Performance
(Charts)
82nd / 297
Effective Value
18th / 157
Effective Value
40th / 157
TDP
🔌 65 Watts
TDP
🔌 95 Watts
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Series
Ryzen 5
Series
Ryzen 5
Core Name
Matisse
Core Name
Pinnacle Ridge
Socket
AM4
Socket
AM4
Integrated Graphics
None
Integrated Graphics
None
CPU Cores
6
CPU Cores
6
CPU Threads
12
CPU Threads
12
CPU Clock Rate
3600MHz
CPU Clock Rate
3600MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate
4200MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate
4200MHz
CPU Cooler included
Yes
CPU Cooler included
Yes
Manufacturing Process
7 nm
Manufacturing Process
12 nm
Maximum Supported Memory
64GB
Maximum Supported Memory
64GB
Cache L3
16.00MB
Cache L3
16.00MB
Critic Reviews

"With a price of $200, the Ryzen 5 3600 is the price/performance king in its segment. It offers more application performance than anything comparable and is close enough in gaming. Pair that with the slightly lower platform cost on AMD than on Intel (don't bother with the expensive X570 motherboards), as well as the improved memory compatibility, an ..."

Critic Reviews

"Gaming optimisations are still an issue, but computational power is unquestionable and system value is..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 🆚 Ryzen 5 2600X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 3600:

  • 6% cheaper, you can save $11.57.
  • Slightly better average gaming performance, around 7%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 14 months later.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X:

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