Application Benchmarks – Part 2


Running the 3DMark Timespy benchmark we see the Ryzen 5 3600X scores 10836 while the Ryzen 5 3600 scores 10742.  That is barely a 1% performance advantage to the Ryzen 5 3600X in 3D.

Aida64 Queen

The Aida64 Queen test has a result of 78018 on the Ryzen 5 3600X and 74550 on the Ryzen 5 3600.  That puts the Ryzen 5 3600X at 5% faster in the Queen test compared to the Ryzen 5 3600.  You can read more about what the CPU Queen benchmark tests here

Aida64 FPU Mandel

The Aida64 Mandel FPU test focuses more on floating-point performance, you can read what it tests here.  The Ryzen 5 3600X scores 31907 while the Ryzen 5 3600 scores 30936.  That is a 3% performance increase on Ryzen 5 3600X versus Ryzen 5 3600.

Aida64 Memory Read

The memory read performance is pretty much identical between the two CPUs delivering 50GB/s of memory read bandwidth.

Aida64 Memory Write

Memory write performance is also the same at 28GB/s on both CPUs.

Aida64 GPGPU CPU Only

In the above picture, you will see a comparison running the GPGPU benchmark in CPU mode only between the 3600X and 3600 in Aida64.  This lets you compare several values like single-precision and double-precision FLOPS, AES-256 encryption, SHA-1 Hash and Single and Double Precision Julia and Mandel.

While the Ryzen 5 3600X is faster in every test, it is not majorly so, the results are small increases. 

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  1. 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. ;)

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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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