Application & Synthetic Testing Cont.


Intel’s Core i5 9600K takes another massive beating here. The Ryzen 5 3600X shows to be the superior value here as it performs nearly twice as well in this test. This is not surprising if you think about it. These CPUs have similar IPC and the AMD part has twice as many threads for the same money.

Cinebench R20 – Multithread

Good old Cinebench is AMD’s playground. The 3600X dominates the 9600K once again by a fairly substantial margin.

Cinebench R20 – Single Thread

These results are pretty similar across the board. However, at stock speeds, the 9600K takes its usual beating and comes in around the same place as the Ryzen 7 2700X which is a rare occurrence indeed. This is also a rare instance where the i5 9600K is actually faster than the Ryzen 5 3600X.

Adobe After Effects CC – Puget Systems Benchmark

At stock settings, our AMD Ryzen 5 3600X doesn’t do that well here for whatever reason. Under PBO, its scores improve, but the 9600K is strangely the faster option. This test would seem to favor Intel in some fashion as you can see the Core i9 9900K being very competitive with the beefier 3900X. It’s not surprising the baby of the Ryzen 3000 series has a hard time here. Overclocked, it’s faster than the 9600K at stock speeds. Overclocked, it very much turns the other way.


The Core i5 9600K gets absolutely embarrassed by the Ryzen 5 3600X. They aren’t even in the same ballpark.


Oddly, I feel like the 3600X should have done slightly better here, but it still significantly faster than the Core i5 9600K in this test.