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El Chapuzas & MadBox PC Reviews of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600

The two reviews original reviews that went live were not in English, one is from the other neither review has benchmarked in Geekbench we can’t confirm the original leaks.

The results indicate that the Ryzen 5 3600 doesn’t quite destroy the Ryzen 7 2700X but it certainly trades blows and it comes out ahead in some important benchmarks.

In the El Chapuzas review, the Ryzen 5 3600 comes out ahead in every single gaming benchmark in comparison to the 2700X.

Furthermore, it is ahead in 3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Heaven 4.0 while only being fractionally behind in Time Spy and Port Royal.

It is also ahead in both Cinebench 15 and 20 single-threaded tests but understandably falls behind in the multi-threaded test. This is similar to wPrime single and multi-threaded tests.

In the MadBoxPC tests, the R5 3600 doesn’t fare as well in some tests. In the Sisoft Sandra Arithmetic Test in is a fair bit behind. Similarly, in Handbrake and Aida 64 it falls behind.

Things improve by the time they get to the PCMark10 and Super Pi tests, with the Ryzen 5 3600 outperforming the 2700X.

In gaming both CPUs perform at a similar level with the Ryzen 5 3600 almost identical to the 2700X in Battlefield 1 for both 1080p and 4K gaming.

Battlefield V has the 3600 behind in the 4K test by 1 fps but then 4 fps higher in 1080p.

Doom put the 3600 2 fps behind in both resolutions.

In Resident Even 2 it is ahead by 2fps at 4K then being by 3 fps at 1080p.

Finally, in the Witcher 3 the Ryzen 5 3600 is 3fps behind at 4K but 3fps ahead at 1080p.

In power consumption, the 7nm 6-core 3600 has a clear advantage idling at 18w and peaking at 87 when at load. The MadBoxPC review doesn’t state the 2700X power but their earlier review of the 2700X indicated 13w at idle and 128.5 at load.

Similarily termperature range from 33 to 68 with the R5 3600 while the 2700X ranged from 32 to 73.

Review Conclusion

The leaked benchmarks perhaps painted a slightly optimistic picture, I guess it wouldn’t be as interesting if they revealed it was around the same or slightly behind the 2700X.

However, for gaming, you are getting almost identical performance from a £189.98 CPU compared to the (discounted) £249.98 Ryzen 2700X.

Furthermore, there is no requirement to opt for the very expensive X570 chipset. Reviews have indicated that the X57- motherboards offer almost identical performance to the X470 and you should have no issues with the more affordable B450 chipset which has options for as little as £87.

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