Rendering Benchmarks

Cinebench R20

In this first graph, we are looking at the Multi-Thread results from Cinebench.  The Ryzen 5 3600X scores 3743 while the Ryzen 5 3600 scores 3629.  Once again we see the 3% figure, the Ryzen 5 3600X is 3% faster in Cinebench compared to the Ryzen 5 3600.

Now for the single-thread test.  The Ryzen 5 3600X scores 510 while the Ryzen 5 3600 scores 484.  That’s a 5% performance increase in single-thread to the Ryzen 5 3600X.

Blender Open Data Benchmark

In this first graph, we are looking at the time it takes to render Pavillon Barcelona scene using the CPU only. The Ryzen 5 3600X takes 11 minutes and 33 seconds.  The Ryzen 5 3600 takes 11 minutes and 43 seconds.  That is only .10 seconds faster to the Ryzen 5 3600X.  That is hardly worth it as far as rendering time saved.  That is not even a 1% difference.

Now we are looking at the Victor scene.  This one took 22 minutes and 42 seconds on the Ryzen 5 3600X and 23 minutes and 30 seconds on the Ryzen 5 3600.  That is about a 4%-time savings toward the Ryzen 5 3600X, but in real-time that’s not even a full minute.  Overall, it’s a small time savings with the fastest 3600X.


In HandBrake we are testing the time it takes to transcode a 10-minute video.  The Ryzen 5 3600X took 14 minutes and 55 seconds while the Ryzen 5 3600 took 15 minutes and 13 seconds.  That’s about a 4%-time savings or twenty or so seconds.  It’s not a big difference. 


In V-Ray the Ryzen 5 3600X scores 10731 ksamples while the Ryzen 5 3600 scores 10465 ksamples.  That is a 3% performance improvement to the Ryzen 5 3600X.

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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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