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Ryzen 9 5900X vs Ryzen 5 3600

Ryzen 9 5900X vs Ryzen 5 3600: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

FPS Winner

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

3.7 GHz | 12-core

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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600

3.6 GHz | 6-core

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

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FPS Winner

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

3.7 GHz | 12-core

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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600

3.6 GHz | 6-core

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

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Key Differences

In short — Ryzen 9 5900X outperforms the cheaper Ryzen 5 3600 on the selected game parameters. However, the worse performing Ryzen 5 3600 is a better bang for your buck. The better performing Ryzen 9 5900X is 487 days newer than the cheaper Ryzen 5 3600.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

  • Performs up to 22% better in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive than Ryzen 5 3600 - 805 vs 658 FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than AMD Ryzen 5 3600 - 24 vs 12 threads

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3600

  • Up to 51% cheaper than Ryzen 9 5900X - $188.95 vs $387.86

  • Up to 40% better value when playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive than Ryzen 9 5900X - $0.29 vs $0.48 per FPS

  • Consumes up to 38% less energy than AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - 65 vs 105 Watts

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


FPS

805

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.48/FPS

34%

Price, $

$387.86

48%

FPS Winner

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Logo
Ryzen 5 3600

Desktop • Jul 7th, 2019


FPS

658

78%

Value, $/FPS

$0.29/FPS

100%

Price, $

$188.95

100%

Value Winner

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

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FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Logo
Ryzen 5 3600

Desktop • Jul 7th, 2019

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo
Ryzen 9 5900X

Desktop • Nov 5th, 2020


Single-Core

1672

100%

Multi-Core

14028

100%

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Ryzen 5 3600

Desktop • Jul 7th, 2019


Single-Core

1206

61%

Multi-Core

6669

-10%

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Logo

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Logo

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Nov 5th, 2020
Release DateJul 7th, 2019
Ryzen 9CollectionRyzen 5
VermeerCodenameMatisse
AMD Socket AM4SocketAMD Socket AM4
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
12
Cores6
24
Threads12
3.7 GHz
Base Clock Speed3.6 GHz
4.8 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed4.2 GHz
105 WTDP
65 W
7 nmProcess Size7 nm
37.0x
Multiplier36.0x
NoneIntegrated GraphicsNone
YesOverclockableYes

Builds Using Ryzen 9 5900X or Ryzen 5 3600

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, 1080p, High

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