AMD Ryzen 5 3600X PassMark Single Thread Mark

Mid-range Desktop processor released in 2019 with 6 cores and 12 threads. With base clock at 3.8GHz, max speed at 4.4GHz, and a 95W power rating. Ryzen 5 3600X is based on the Matisse 7nm family and part of the Ryzen 5 series.
Price 79.6%
Speed 84%
Productivity 76%
Gaming 93%

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X System Benchmarks

These set of tests are meant to emulate more about what people usually do on a system, like opening large files or processing small stacks of data. This is a bit different to our office testing, which uses more industry standard benchmarks, and a few of the benchmarks here are relatively new and different.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X PassMark

PassMark Single Thread Mark
Ryzen 5 3600X PassMark Single Thread Mark Performance

The Ryzen 5 3600X sits between Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 7 3700X. It is 0.7% lower than the Ryzen 9 3900X while being 0.3% higher than the Ryzen 7 3700X. In this benchmark, the Ryzen 5 3600X has an impressive performance, which is way ahead of the last generation Ryzen 5 2600X by 36.1%. Again, the Ryzen 5 2600X tumbles down the chart, falling behind its Zen 2-based successor. That's a ~36.1% generational speed-up in this title. The Ryzen 5 2600X clearly shows how significantly the mid-range Pinnacle Ridge-based CPUs fall behind the Zen 2 models. The Ryzen 5 3600X's performance earns it the 9th place. AMD's Ryzen 5 3600X notches a small win over the Ryzen 5 2600X, but opens up an impressive lead over the stock Core i5-9600K. Overall, the Ryzen 5 3600X is a very good performer with its 6-cores and 12-threads in this benchmark.

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Critics Reviews

The Ryzen 5 3600XT ($249) is a midrange refresh of a winning desktop CPU that's just today reaching its one-year anniversary on shelves: the Ryzen 5 3600X.The lowest-end of AMD's new-for-2020 ...
The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X takes the spot of the Ryzen 5 2600X, already one of the best processors on the market for gaming. However, it takes that budget-minded stage of performance to another level ...
The Ryzen 5 3600X did admirably here, besting all comers except for the Ryzen 7 3700X on the all-cores Cinebench test. When running on just a single core, the Ryzen 5 3600X was a tad slower than ...
The Ryzen 5 3600X does have higher clock speeds with its 3.8 GHz base and 4.4 GHz Precision Boost 2 frequencies, an advantage of 200 MHz in both measurements over the previous-gen 2600X and the ...
You can pick the Ryzen 5 3600 up for around $172, and it offers the same six cores and 12 threads as its namesakes, albeit at a slightly slower base clock of 3.6GHz and boost of 4.2GHz (the 3600X ...
The Ryzen 5 3600XT ($249) is a midrange refresh of a winning desktop CPU that's just today reaching its one-year anniversary on shelves: the Ryzen 5 3600X.The lowest-end of AMD's new-for-2020 ...
The Ryzen 5 3600X poses a solid one-size-fits-all solution for gamers. It’s undoubtedly a convincing upgrade over previous generation chips and the competition’s fare, capable of both ...
Bought the Ryzen 3600X and comparing it to my last cpu which was the i7 6700k @4.7ghz, 3 games i play alot are cod4 remasterd ,Gta 5, and red dead 2 at 3440x 1440p. 2x8 ram at 3600mhz and 1080 ti ,in my honest opinion the highest fps are higher by about 5-10 % depending on game,the real difference is the lower frame rate,the dips are much less ...
The Ryzen 5 3600XT in this review is a 6-core/12-thread processor clocked at 3.80 GHz—same as the 3600X, but with increased boost frequency of 4.50 GHz (compared to the 4.40 GHz of the 3600X). As we will explain later in this review, there's more to these processors than just a 100 MHz speed bump.
The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor is a powerful six-core processor with 12 threads, designed for socket AM4 motherboards. Built with Zen 2 architecture, the third-generation 7nm Ryzen processor offers increased performance compared to its predecessor. It has a base clock speed of 3.8 GHz and can reach a max boost clock speed of 4.4 GHz.

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memekys July 29, 2020
STRIX B450-F audio "crackling" issue
Yo!



So I have a bit of a problem, I hear weird "crackling" noises from my headphones when im doing anything in windows. The issue started happening after I changed my from an Asrock motherboard to a Strix b450-f.



Here is a list of things i have tried: I tried reseating the front audio connector, tried unpluging it, tried reseating the GPU, set the pcie16_1 in the uefi to Gen 3, tried reinstalling the Audio drivers from the ASUS website tried uninstalling ASUS Sonic suite, tried unpluging different usb cables from the back of the mobo, tried reinstalling Windows 10, tried changing CPU Infinity fabric voltages, tried changing CPU SoC voltages, tried reseating the ram, tried installing older Audio drivers, tried disabling enhancements in Windows, tried disabling AMD High definition audio device, tried changing exclusive mode settings in windows, tried using different formats in Windows, tried installing uninstalling Realtek drivers and using High Definition Audio drivers from Windows instead,I also tried disabling D.O.C.P, I have also tried disabling Fast boot in the UEFI. But the problem still persists, it hasn't gotten worse or better still the same thing. I also checked Audio latency and the results showed that my mobo perfectly deals with real-time Audio.



After a little bit of digging I've noticed, when my pc is using a lot of GPU the "crackling" or "static" noise becomes worse. I tried pluging in my speakers into the mobo and I selected "Front Speaker out" in SupremeFX control panel. The speakers didn't pick up the static or "crackling that my headphones did, but the noise started to come out out of my GPU!?!? I have no idea what is happening in my system, but im guessing there is some kind of electrical current leaking from my pciE slot? I have also noticed that my headphones don't pick up any static noises until Windows is almost at the desktop......



I don't know if these will help, but here are my specs:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600x (no overclocks)

RAM: 16 GB HyperX FURY DDR4 RGB

GPU: RX 5700 XT Gigabyte Windforce OC

MoBo: ASUS ROG Strix b450-f gaming

Case: NZXT H500

Headset: HyperX Cloud II
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memekys July 29, 2020
Yo!

If anyone wants to know how I fixed the issue, I just had to update the BIOS and Chipset drivers. Now the problem is compeletely fixed!
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KiwiBlitz July 29, 2020
Which fan would be the best for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900x (also no temps in Speccy?)
Hey


So my new desktop has a AMD Ryzen 9 3600X and which it is a really nice cpu if you ask me (at least compared to my old i5) i managed to allow myself to be convinced to keep the stock cooler the wraith prism and i deeply regret this. The freaking thing sounds like a jet engine at seemingly ANY load so is there a more quiet cpu cooler that does not tank the cpu with poor cooling?


Also why does speccy not show the temp of the cpu? Do i need another program?
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Ralsei October 01, 2018
Fractal Design Meshify C is a perfect case for airflow and my personal recommendation to many.

However, airflow still depends on your case fan placements. The most efficient placement is 2x 140mm/3x 120mm intakes and one 120mm or 140mm rear exhaust. No fans on top. Cool air from the outside goes into the CPU cooler, and hot air from the CPU/GPU leaves out the back. Streamlined front to back airflow.

I personally use 2x 140mm intakes and 1x 140mm exhaust, quieter and moves the same amount of air as 3x 120mm intakes on the front.

Anyhow, the Dark Rock Pro 4 can definitely keep a 3900X cool, it's a high end CPU cooler which is on par with the Noctua NH-D15/NH-D15S. I am recommending against it because of the installation, and the fan clips which are a nightmare to remove.

I am recommending the Noctua coolers mentioned above because they have an extended warranty of 6 years compared to the Dark Rock Pro 4's 3 years (which means that Noctua sends you fan replacements free of charge if one of them happens to die out, which is extremely rare with Noctua fans), Noctua provides you with free mounting kit upgrades in case you want to keep using the cooler on another motherboard, and the coolers come with an entire tube of high-end NT-H1 thermal paste, compared to the measly amount of paste the Dark Rock Pro 4 gives you.

But, this is just a recommendation. You can still go with the Dark Rock Pro 4 if you want. If you DO go with any of the Noctua coolers, be sure to check motherboard compatibility and case clearance on Noctua's website.

Lastly, RPM barely matters on a fan. What matters is the static pressure (if mounted on a CPU cooler heatsink) and the CFM (amount of air it moves). My Noctua fans are so efficient I don't even need to bring them past 1000 RPM even under load.
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Regev July 27, 2020
Which of these is the best CPU+cooler+motherboard combo?
Hey guys!

So, I got a 1TB NVMe, a 700W Platinum+ SFX-L, and a kit of 32GB 3200. Thanks to your advice, I was gonna get the i9-9900 (at 50% off from a family member working for Intel), but when I went to find an ITX motherboard the only one I found in my country that can sustain an i9 is the Phantom, which costs $258. I also read that I'd need to buy a cooler cause the Intel 9th gen stock one sucks, so it's another $59 for the L12S.

I'm reconsidering options before ordering. Here are possible combinations I found (all with mITX motherboards). I do not need a video card at all, it's purely for productivity uses (lots of text, very heavy browser use, web developing, and some programming). When necessary, I factored in the cheapest 1030 that I found. Also, I used the stock cooler (hope it's enough) on all builds (except the 9900). Listed in order of price:

  • Ryzen 5 3400G = $271 (B350) or $301 (B450)
  • i3 10100 = $300 (B460) or $336 (Z490)
  • i5 10400 = $390 (B460) or $426 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700 = $396 (B350) or $427 (B450) or $497 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600 = $402 (B350) or $419 (B450) or $493 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10500 = $412 (B460) or $448 (Z490)
  • i5 10600 = $427 (B460) or $463 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700X = $430 (B350) or $461 (B450) or $531 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600X = $432 (B350) or $463 (B450) or $533 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10600K = $482 (B460) or $518 ( Z490)
  • Ryzen 5 3600XT = $490 (B350) or $521 (B450) or $591 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 7 3700X = $529 (B350) or $560 (B450) or $630 (X470/B550)
  • i7 10700 = $568 (B460) or $604 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800X = $574 (B350) or $605 (B450, $675 (X470/B550)
  • i9 9900 = $590 (50% off on CPU, pricey Z390 + Noctua L12S)
  • i7 10700K = $628 (B460) or $664 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800XT = $653 (B350) or $684 (B450) or $754 (X470/B550)
  • Which configuration gives the best bang for the buck for the uses I listed (without suffering any productivity setback)? Still the i9?

    Thanks <3
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    Karadjgne December 26, 2012
    Things take time. It takes a cpu a certain amount of time to render anything, game frame, web page etc. A stronger cpu can do things in less time as it has more available resources to work with. A 3700x might render a page in 1 second, a 3400G might take 2 seconds. To a cpu that's a huge improvement, massive really. To you, you blinked and it was over with. Can't really say just exactly how much of a difference there is on such a small scale. But when it comes to large scale, that's a different story. Play gta5 on a 3400G and 3700x, there's a fps difference, then add in streaming and the 4 cores of the 3400G just got swamped and fps drops like a bad habit. The 8/16 of the 3700x doesn't even blink.

    Mmorpgs online are even worse. All that AI can be seriously detrimental to fps. I play swtor and in single player ultra have no issues on an i7-3770K with getting 90fps+. 8man op and I'm into 60-90fps range, 16man op and I'm averaging 30fps with all cpu details disabled/min and a 24man world boss fight is miserable at 5-10fps and everything disabled. Just way too much, too intensive, too cpu challenging for even a 8thread i7 at 4.6GHz to handle. 3400G will be far worse as it has no Lcache and not nearly the same resources, even if it does have better IPC. Fastest runner in the world is useless if he has a ball and chain around 1 ankle. Make him stronger, make the chain longer and he'll just lick it up and run.

    B450m-H is a value motherboard. More tailored towards the 3600 or lesser cpus. It'll handle a 3700x just fine under normal circumstances, but Ryzens are dynamic cpus, they boost according to voltages, temps, loads. With no heatsink the VRM's will run hotter and will limit the boosting ability of the cpu. They won't overheat, but instead of seeing nice high boosts, you'll be relegated to more minimal boosts. The cpu will protect itself and the motherboard from excessive power draws.
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    TM1172 July 23, 2020
    5-second delay after power button
    Hey everyone, I’ve seen one or two posts about this but none of them seemed to resolve the issue. My deal is, when I hit the power button on my system, the LED’s in my RGB fans come on immediately. However, there’s about a 5-second delay before the fans start spinning and the computer posts. The system seems to be running stable, I noticed this issue right after I upgraded to a Ryzen 5 3600X.
    System specs:
    Ryzen 5 3600X
    ASRock B450M Steel Legend with UEFI v3.2 (released 9 July 2020)
    Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080ti
    G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3600MHz
    EVGA Supernova 850G3
    Crucial P1 1TB NVMe SSD (boot)

    Anyone have an idea why I get lights but no movement for that time just prior to booting?
    G
    geofelt October 09, 2006
    Sometimes it takes a bit of time for the motherboard to adjust ram settings.
    Possibly, the motherboard waits for a time out to know that an active adapter has no device attached.

    FWIW, do not normally power off.
    Use sleep to ram instead(no hibernate)
    That puts the pc and monitor into a very low power state similar to a full power off.
    Sleep and wake then are only a matter of a few seconds.
    F
    forgetfulzee July 21, 2020
    Patriot Viper Steel 16gb 2x8 3733 for Ryzen 5 3600x on MSI B450 Tomahawk Max
    Hello,
    I just want to make sure that the ram is compatible for my setup. I read that 3733mhz is the sweet spot. Is this ram good? I don't have any plans for oc atm. Will this run at 3733 when I enable the xmp profile on my board? I can get this ram for 87.99 atm. If it is not good can you recommend the best one with the same budget? Tia!
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    Lutfij October 07, 2009
    Either kit will do, just that G.Skill's tend to be more friendly when it comes to wiggle room, either undervolting or tightening timings with reduced frequency or perhaps bumping the volts a little to get tight timings and that high frequency. I'm speaking from my experience on the matter with rams and overclocking them, Corsair's tend to be a little picky on how much can be tuned on their kits outside of their Dominator series.
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    kurdtnz July 16, 2020
    Swapping CPU's
    This evening I'll be swapping out my 3400G to a 3600X, obviously everything has got to come out and will be giving everything a clean with a can of compressed gas. Any advice or 'take special care' info would be much appreciated. Both excited and near soiling myself at the same time
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    sizzling October 18, 2006
    Are you keeping the same cooler? If yes you will need something to clean off the old paste and some new paste.

    When you try to take of the cooler do not just pull it. Twist it gentle from side to side to break the bond of the thermal paste. If you just pull it hard you risk pulling the cpu out the socket with it. I don’t want to make this sound difficult, it really is easy if you take your time. Just don’t use too much force when removing the cooler.
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    Tenceto July 15, 2020
    Best PSU possible with limited availability
    Hi everyone!

    I'm planning to build a new PC. I've bought all the components except for the power supply. The components I have are these:
    • CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X
    • GPU: ASRock RX 5500TX Challenger 8GB
    • Mother: ASUS Prime A320M-K
    • RAM: 2x8GB 3000MHz
    • Storage: 1xSSD 240GB and 1xHDD 500GB
    The thing is that where I live in (Argentina) it is not that easy to find a Corsair or Seasonic power supply, let alone at a reasonable price. The brands I see the most are Gamemax, Aerocool, Thermaltake, LNZ, Noganet, Sentey. Are they any good? I don't plan to do overclocking or anything, I just want my components to be safe and the computer to have a lifetime as long as possible.

    Could you please help me pick a decent PSU? I'd be happy spending less than ARS10,000 (to give you some idea, that's around a third of the price I paid for the CPU), because anything above that would be too expensive for my current budget. Some of the available PSUs in my country may be found here , here , here or here . I can try to find some more websites if you need.

    Thanks in advance!
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    King_V November 01, 2014
    The Seasonic M12ii is an older design, but solid. I've never purchased a used PSU, though.

    I believe that the GQ is one of the good models from EVGA, so that would be worthwhile.
    K
    kurdtnz July 14, 2020
    3200 or 3600?
    I'll be upgrading my system and as above, what will be the best speed RAM for my system,3200 or 3600? Will be dual 2x8 (16gb) Thanks

    Ryzen 5 3600X
    X570 I aorus pro wifi
    asus rog strix rx 570
    seasonic 550w psu
    500gb adata m.2 ssd
    500gb crucial ssd
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    jeremyj_83 August 23, 2017
    As long as the difference in price isn't more than 5%, go with 3600MHz. If it is more than 5% then your price/performance ratio starts being affected too much. Reason is the Ryzen with 3600MHz is about 2-3% than with 3200MHz.
    K
    kurdtnz July 13, 2020
    Changing CPU's
    I'll be changing my CPU from a Ryzen 3400G to a 3600X,(i already use the 3400G with a asus rog strix rx570,) but i'll be stripping everything else out and giving it a clean but will I have to do a clean install of windows 10 or should I be ok after the cpu change?
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    CountMike October 31, 2015
    No. not on the account of CPU.
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    Koushal Saini July 12, 2020
    Can you run a 5700 XT on a 550 Watt PSU
    My Specs are
    R5 3600X - StockCooler
    2*8g of ram, G.Skill Trident
    6x 120MM RGB fans
    1*30LEDs Strip
    1 Hdd 5400 one
    1 SSD SU650

    can i use the 5700 XT on a Cooler Master MWE 550W, 80+ White ?

    I dont OverClock, i keep everything stock.

    im planning to get a Power Color RedDevil 5700 XT.
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    siaan312 June 15, 2017
    While certification is a good indicator, along with recognizable brands
    The best way is to look at the psu tier list (just google psu tier list)
    anything above a B should be good and not cause any issues, with higher tiers more for, more efficiency, less noise, sizes maybe, and if youre looking at a higher end system maybe getting a higher tier+higher wattage psu is a good idea. or all of the above.
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    SideHw July 10, 2020
    Choosing a Mobo for My Setup
    Hi folks,

    First of all, I want to thank all of you in advance.

    I have bought a Asus ROG Strix 2070 8G Gaming (not advanced or oc , plain gaming version) with a good discount. I am planning to buy Ryzen 5 3600 or 3600X. However, I could not decide on the mobo. I though that MSI B450 Tomahawk Max may be a good idea. But Since my GPU is Asus ROG Strix, I started to think that maybe one of the Asus Rog Strix MOBO would be better.

    Do you guys have any suggestions?
    Regards
    D
    Djoza April 05, 2020
    ryzen 5 3600x is a waste of money compared to ryzen 5 3600,it has bassically no performance difference compared to the non-x 3600.With no doubt MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX is a very good option for ryzen 5 3600,but it doesnt have some features B550 has,such as PCIe Gen 4.0 and better future proofing.Asus ROG makes good B550 ones and since you want ROG board heres some good ones:
    -Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (190$)
    -Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) (200$)
    -Asus ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING (220$)
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    niklas.volkweib July 10, 2020
    MSI B450 Tomahawk Max stuck after starting to Boot
    [SOLVED] To figure out how this was solved read through this thread

    Hi,

    I've just built this PC :

    MSI B450 Tomahawk Max
    Ryzen 3600X
    MSI GTX 1660
    Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR4 3100
    BeQuiet 600W PSU
    + Some Fans/Coolers and one SSD with WIN 10 on it and a few HDDs

    So, when I put it all together, the first time there was a standoff left stuck in the case from the previous mATX Mainboard which i only noticed after trying to boot once already. I removed that and the same problem still arises.
    I have already used the Flashback+ feature to update the Bios to the latest version and when i spam DEL on startup i do get into the BIOS where I can see that my update worked. I am also able to get into the Boot Menu if i spam F11 on startup, but the moment i choose a drive to boot from the system freezes. If i do not choose a drive manually it freezes once it tries to boot. It also does not work with booting from a USB pen that has been formatted and made into a WIN 10 bootdrive with the Rufus program. In that case it freezes aswell.

    No error LEDs light up. All fans are spinning, and all the drives and the RAM are detected by the mainboard, which I can check when I get into the Bios.

    I have cleared the CMOS once and that was the first time i got into the BIOS but it didnt help with my problem.

    I have tried booting with only one of the two RAM sticks in.

    I dont know what to try next and if i should just send the mainboard back.

    Ty in advance for any help.

    EDIT: I tried booting from the WIN10 SSD and USB pen on a different machine, and it boots just fine.
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    InvalidError May 18, 2007
    Was worth a shot. The next thing you could try before declaring the board bricked is disabling all non-essential IO to see if you can bypass whatever is causing the board to hang before loading the OS/memtest.
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    Zellweger July 09, 2020
    Dont know what to pick between these 3 specs
    Morning everyone, first time being here, but heard is a good place to ask stuff.
    So, as the title says, i have to choose between these 3 specs:
    Spec number 1:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 Ghz
    GPU: GTX 1660 Ti
    16GB RAM DDR4 3200 Mhz
    512 GB SSD
    MOBO: AMD B450
    Spec number 2:
    CPU: I5-10400F 2.9 Ghz
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB
    16 GB RAM DDR4 2400 MHz
    HDD 1Tb + SSD 256 GB
    MOBO: H410
    Spec number 3:
    CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
    16 GB RAM DDR4 2666 Mhz
    SSD 512 GB
    MOBO: B360 intel

    I have to mention that my intention is to buy a PC just for gaming and watching stuff online (so no programming, no multitasking). Some friends told me to buy the rig with amd cpu, but arent amd cpus overheating at some point, or being way hotter than intel cpus? If yes, how can i avoid it?
    Please use arguments when answer this. Thanks a lot!