AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs 3600 CPU Comparison – Worth Upgrading?

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AMD’s new Ryzen 5 5600X processor is great, but how does it compare against the 3600 from last generation? I’ve compared both in games and applications to help you decide if it’s worth paying more money for the 5600X, or if you should consider upgrading from the 3600 to 5600X.

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0:00 Intro
0:42 CPU spec differences
1:21 Test PC
1:45 Overclocks
2:17 Application tests
5:57 Application differences
6:31 Power draw, thermals, clock speeds
7:32 Gaming tests
10:16 Gaming differences
11:07 Cost per frame value
11:39 Conclusion

Test PC Components:
MSI MEG Z490 ACE Motherboard:
Asrock X570 Taichi Motherboard:
Seagate FireCude 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD:
G.Skill Flare X Memory:
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X trio:
NZXT H700 Case:
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Corsair HX850i Power Supply:

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  1. Planning on upgrading from a ryzen 3 3200g. Is it worth upgrading to 5600x or 3600? (Paired with xfx rx 580 8gb)

  2. The situation with the stock have made Ryzen CPUs go freakin expensive, it's funny to say but Intel is more affordable now xD

  3. Head of Intel: "Some software runs faster on an Intel because some greedy people were offered cash to write their software with the Intel compiler, the one that secretly detects who's processor it is first before deciding if top speed is needed. The benefit is that people can put food on the table.

    I thought it was illegal to avoid tax and bride people to only use your products. So, pay tax, be honest about how much tax we've actually paid, don't bribe anyone and stop slapping a new number on the same processors every time a tiny competitor launches a new processor. Got it. Thanks for the advice. Why oh why didn't anyone tell me this years ago?

    There has been a tiny whisper that someone was waving juicy college-student checks near the Dell, Hewlett Packard, Acer, Lenovo dinner tables if they correctly predicted which trucks are going to deliver the wrong processors to their factories.

    Incidentally, the people around Germany got to see college students Media Markt (Europe's biggest computer seller) take part in the daytime television game show "Guess the Truck".

    A strong slow aroma drifted over the fence from a neighbour's barbeque that if Intel eliminated their competition then only the LATEST Intel SSD will work with the newest processors but it was smokey sausages.

    Luckily security cameras caught the students Userbenchmark and PassMark putting their greedy hands into the padlocked Intel cookie jar, again. I don't feel safe any more.

    Help! Police! Come and get them!

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    Oh thank you, officer. You saved me!

    Yeah, you got him. He's walking off in cuffs now. Good work, boys.

    I've never been so scared. You criminals never learn.

    So, the moral of the story is never use deceit to steal from hard-working ordinary people.

    How could I be so stupid? I think I've finally figured it out: the thefts always seem to happen prior to another version release of their software. Now, they claimed it's all a coincidence. Yeah right. Coincidence my arse. But, fear not. I think our new ten-million-dollar security system will finish off their update plans. So long, guys. It's been nice knowing you.

    This is a private message for our fanboys ONLY: maybe, just maybe, there's a teeny tiny bit of truth to the idea that someone else might make faster processors?

    Ouch! Get off my leg. How do you get rid of this thing?

    Yes, I know, in five minutes' time its mother will need to feed it with a live alligator.

    Can't it just eat some pizza?

    I also have a famous mega family but right now I think I need to visit some of my rich uncles, uncle Googie and uncle Amazy, to pass on some of these new tips so that they don't get into trouble with the law.

    Some people describe Amazy as an ancient alien space coffin. This is a perfect insult.

    Oh and by the way uncle Amazy is the one who sells all our processors out of his garage, along with several fridge magnets. At least that's what he told me.

    He says that the garage is where he keeps his 1535 cars but as none of them have worked for the last 14 years he's been getting free rides from auntie Ubee's cars. I really think it's time she starts paying tax too.

    Oh and you can keep your money too. We don't need any more of it, thank you very much."

  4. Jarrod the thumbnail is reversed, the 3600 text would be on the left and the 5600X would be on the right. No biggy tho ngl for an awesome vid like this

  5. Am confused between Ryzen 3000, 4000, 5000 series now..

    If i buy a gaming laptop with Ryzen 5 4600H means, I am going for the latest one from AMD right ?

  6. nice comparison. if you tested using a slower gpu like a 2070 or the upcoming 3060, would you see much difference between these 2 cpus?

  7. good thing i yoinked a used 3600 off of ebay for $150, imma try overclocking the hell out of it once i upgrade to better components

  8. Thanks for the video! I guess its a pretty big difference when playing World or Warcraft too (as in CS:GO), but I will probably stick with my 3600.

  9. Went to micro center last night to buy a ryzen 5 3600, but they had 5600x I. Stock somehow, so I bought it

  10. i dont know what kind of cracked 3600 you have, but i get barely 3600 on stock in cinebench, with 3730 with a 4.3 OC?

  11. i can tell you, your 3600 is good in Silicon lottery , mine cant even do 4.125 stable on a B450M Mortar Titanium

  12. I believe, and you also should, that you should skip 1 to 2 generations before upgrading you cpu because IT'S NOT WORTH IT.

  13. Yes please do a video of ryzen 5 5600x vs ryzen 7 3700x! I am thinking of upgrading from ryzen 5 1600x and I am thinking of staying with this board and going with ryzen 7 3700x or maybe going to ryzen 5 5600x and getting a new motherboard, I am really unsure what to do.. is it a really big of a difference between the two?

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