Ryzen 5 3600 vs Ryzen 5 3600X Performance Comparison


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Apr 23, 2019


Today we are going to directly compare performance between the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU.  If you haven’t already, also check out our performance comparison between the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. In a similar fashion today, we are going to take these two Ryzen 5 CPUs and compare them directly on the same test setup configuration.  The same motherboard, with the same memory, and the same configuration with the only difference being the CPU.  In this way, we can directly see how...

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Wow... for that kind of performance boost Intel would want you to buy a whole new kit. New motherboard, new ram and a new CPU altogether in order to support the 'newer faster cpu'. I mean... not TODAY but 5 years ago... 3-7% would have been considered a generational bump. ;)

Yea I still have oodles of snark vs Intel. ;)
It seems that when ever Intel introduces a new line you have to buy a motherboard with it!

I used to be a big fan of AMD back in the Athlon days and started going Intel. However, now I'm seriously rethinking my choices. :p
The 3600X just doesn’t make sense, similar to the 3800X (or any of the recent “XT” chips for that matter). I mean, sure, they’re a little tiny bit quicker, but for the difference in price and not to mention thermals, the plain 3600 is the obvious choice.

There’s four options that make sense to me in the Zen 2 lineup: 3600, 3700X, 3900X, and 3950X depending on your requirements.
I did a trade deal for a 3600x .. and doggone it! .. my little 11 year old princess is worth that 3 to 5%!!

If I were to actually of had to pay out of pocket, I would have gone with the 3600.

It's been touched on in this thread knocking Intel for whole new chipsets for that type of performance bump .. but man, look at the performance gains we got with AM4 .. and it's still going with B450's and up.

My daughter went from a 2200g to 2700x to her now 3600x ..on her B350

Wife went from 2200g to 3400g on her B350

I started with 1700 on the now wife's B350 to 1700 to 2700x to 3700x on an x470 and then jumped to an x570
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