AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Review & Benchmarks: Strong Recommendation


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Published: 1 week ago
We benchmarked & reviewed AMD's new R5 3600 Ryzen CPU to test performance in games, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Blender, compression, & more.
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Article: https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3489-amd-ryzen-5-3600-cpu-review-benchmarks-vs-intel

NEW RYZEN CPU LISTINGS:

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Amazon): https://geni.us/vtPUE
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (Amazon): https://geni.us/uxr8
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Amazon): https://geni.us/uPxxADC
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (Amazon): https://geni.us/kHxcq
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (Amazon): https://geni.us/sdVDHO
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G (Amazon): https://geni.us/IWN0c
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G (Amazon): https://geni.us/AxJmDW
Or grab an affordable R7 2700X on Amazon: https://geni.us/HPeV or R7 2700 https://geni.us/CHQ0B
Intel's i9-9900K (Amazon): https://geni.us/eNRPu

In this review of AMD's new Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, we look at the remainder of Intel's i5 lineup -- primarily composed of the i5-9600K -- and run generational benchmarks versus AMD's older R5 2600/2600X and R5 1600 CPUs. All modern CPUs on the chart also have overclock numbers accompanying them. Memory was 3200MHz CL14 with manually configured secondary and tertiary timings for all bench platforms, ensuring data accuracy and consistency. 3200MHz is the highest frequency that works on everything we benchmarked in this list, allowing us to control a variable while still using a reasonable memory speed. We'll do separate benchmarking on memory scaling. In the meantime, this benchmark tests the AMD R5 3600 for power consumption, Blender performance, Premiere, Photoshop, 7-Zip, V-Ray, GCC code compiling, and more, alongside gaming benchmarks versus Intel. Our reviews of the AMD R9 3900X, R7 3700X, AMD RX 5700 XT, and AMD RX 5700 are forthcoming or have already been published, depending on when you check this video. Be sure to check back regularly to catch all of the reviews -- they're mostly done! AMD vs. Intel 2019 has officially started.

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Editorial & Test Lead: Steve Burke
Editorial, Testing, Data Validation: Patrick Lathan
Video: Andrew Coleman, Josh Svoboda, Keegan Gallick
Quality Control: Keegan Gallick, Steve Burke


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1 week ago

the link to your 5700xt review is actually this video

1 week ago

Your 5700 XT review points to THIS video....

1 week ago

What happen for 3800 X processor ????

1 week ago

@Sonic Speed 9700k

1 week ago

@Gamers Nexus your link to the AMD 5700 XT review redirects to this video, just thought you should know

1 week ago

hi, I bought a 3600 but win10 hangs (pauses) a lot and hangs when cpu Monitoring tools run ! Also idle voltage is way to high !! Latest win10, drivers and bios ...how to solve ?

1 day ago

Dude, I stop paying attention 2 minutes into review, he sounds like static noise! 💩👍

1 day ago

i see a cat i like! 😻

1 day ago

what was the cb single? i skipped around but couldn't find it. the 8700 non k stock gets around 185-190, so if it meets the 8700 stock for stock, then that's pretty damn good.

2 days ago

So pretty much all the games I like to play like SMT, and the games I don't play hate SMT. Is there a deeper meaning here life?

2 days ago

Yeah, I have one in the mail already. When you're building for someone that would sell body parts for 30fps the 3600 is the way to go. Got the whole system including monitor and x570/5700xt for $1500. Could have gone cheaper but had to have a nice case. Compare to the cost of my 2700x system at $2100 without monitor a year ago when video and memory was almost double the price.

2 days ago

I want to build pc with this Chipset, but they said the temperature is bad?

3 days ago

You should really get an award for your coverage of this gen of ryzen, not just this video but the combined whole of all your work in regards to this release.

4 days ago

The 3600 just popped on Amazon France and holy shit the value of this chip cannot be matched! Literally hovering 199 euros at the moment! Not only that, the 2600 dropped straight to ~119 euros and the 1200 hovering the 60 euros! So if you want the best chips for your money don't even consider on looking elsewhere!

I am legit amazed, the 3600 was announced first at around 250 euros, but these mad lads released it at ~199 euros and dropped the price of some of their best 2nd gen chips !

4 days ago

2700X just went doewn to $199 on Amazon. Now I'm torn between it and the 5 3600.

4 days ago

Newegg has the regular 2700 for $149.

4 days ago

Tbh i'm dissapointed in the 3600.. mine wont even hit 4.3 its fine at 4.25 at 1.4 but even going to 4.275 it just wont do it no matter how much volts i give it tried up to 1.6 and just crashes cinebench.
I hope that it has something to do with the shitty glitched out bios msi spat out and that they will update it soon but idk.

4 days ago

What temps is everyone getting? my 3600 is idleing at 40C with the stock cooler. I feel like this is to high?

4 days ago

Mathew McDonald is fine

4 days ago

Steve you training to become a doubletime rapper? (: WIE GEHTS

5 days ago

That Civilization VI test is interesting, as that's a real world example of how long does a thing take with a new CPU. Wish there was at least 1 more example of such a calculation. Well done! :)

5 days ago

I see you also overclocked your CPU with a piece of tape.

6 days ago

great review... could you make a test on gaming while redering video / watching youtubE? etc.

6 days ago

Hello can you answer my question?Are ryzen 5 3600 and rx590 are bottleneck???NEED ANSWER ASAP TO BUILD MY PC.(SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH😢😢😢)

6 days ago

It's fine

6 days ago

It will be interesting as applications and games begin to use more cores in the near future if even the older gen Ryzen chips narrow or move ahead of the ≈ Intel chips.

6 days ago

Yea, awesome chip.... 7nm 3600 6C/12T equal to or SLOWER than 14nm 9600K 6C.

1 week ago

Overall workload is the big difference, 3600 is around 50 percent in games when the 9600k goes up to 75 to 80 percent

6 days ago

this cpu is the best all rounder this season.

1 week ago

SLOW DOWN! ... Just me?

1 week ago

I want to know if the 3600x extra $50 price tag is worth it. Especially considering the OC headroom is zilch.

1 week ago

It is definitely more worth it vs 2600 x. 2600x was shit improvement.

6 days ago

Is there any reason to suspect 3600x's PBO singlethread performance is better than the 3600 overclocked?

1 week ago

Get a good motherboard start off with 3600 eventually get a 3900x when wanting to do more or just for bragging rights..

1 week ago

Help me decide please I beg you 2200g for 90$, 2400g for 140$, 3200g for 120$ or 3400g for 190$ Im not that competent about PC builds, I tried to read a lot in forums, but cant make final decision

1 week ago

Please Overclock the R5 3600 & R5 3600x and compare the performance using a RX 5700 XT 8GB and please also include the RAM variation of 2666MHz & 3200MHz
PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE

1 week ago

Do you think this CPU is a better value for gaming and single-threaded workloads than an Intel Core i5 9400f which is only $157?

1 week ago

Pcpartpicker says the Ryzen 5 3600 is selling for 199.00, and the intel processor that is the closes to it price wise is the i5-7500 which is selling for 199.59.. So that is the processor that Ryzen 5 3600 is competing with and should be compared to.
The Ryzen 5 3600X is selling for 248.00 and the i5-9600K is going for 249.69, so those are the comparisons that should be happening at this time.

1 week ago

So let me get this right. The 3600 is the best cpu for gaming AMD has currently? This will be my last build I do. My previous one was almost 10 years ago with the Phenom 2 X4 955.

1 week ago