AMD’s 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs are finally here! In this blog post, we will compare the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X with the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. For most people, these two models are probably at the top of their list when considering a new system. The main difference between them is that one has 6 cores and 12 threads while the other has 8 cores and 16 threads.

A big question on most people’s minds is which model to choose? Will it be worth spending extra for an 8-core CPU or should you stick with a 6-core CPU? AMD has just announced its newest lineup of Ryzen processors, the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. 

The new models are based on a 12nm manufacturing process that offers faster clock speeds, lower power consumption, and improved performance per watt. We’ll help you find out if it makes sense to spend more by comparing these two processors side by side in terms of performance, price, power consumption, to determine which is best for your needs.

AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X

Ryzen 7 3700X Pros
  • Faster clock speeds.
  • Most powerful CPU.
  • Higher number of cores
Ryzen 7 3700X Cons

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    AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X

    Ryzen 7 3700X Pros
    • Best for gaming
    • High performance
    • Cheapest x470 motherboard
    Ryzen 7 3700X Cons
    • Expensive

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    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X: Specifications

    Feature’s Ryzen 5 5600XRyzen 7 3700X
    Processing NodeTSMC 7 nm FinFETTSMC 7 nm FinFET
    Level 3 Cache32 MB32 MB
    CCX Capacity8 Cores 32 MB L3 Cache4 Cores 16 MB L3 Cache
    Base Clock Speed3.7 GHz3.6 GHz
    Boost Clock Speed4.6 GHz4.4 GHz
    PCIe Version4.0 x164.0 x16
    TDP65 W65W
    Stock CoolerWraith StealthWraith Prism
    Launch DateNovember 2020July 2019

    Comparing AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Benchmarks, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x wins in all counts except for power consumption where AMD Ryzen 5 5600X wins by 2 watts which is negligible since both processors have a 65W TDP rating. In gaming benchmarks, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X wins with a high margin. AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is AMD’s best processor for gaming and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X will only suffice if you can’t afford AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or you need a more affordable option.

    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X VS AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: Performance

    I will be comparing the performance of two processors from AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen series. The first is the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and the second is the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. I will be doing this by seeing how they perform in CPU bound tasks, rendering benchmarks, gaming benchmarks, and production workloads.

    Ryzen 5 5600X Performance

    We are back with another article about the performance of AMD’s new Ryzen 5 5600X processor. This time, we will be looking at how it performs in a variety of benchmarks when compared to Intel Core i5-9600K and Core i7-9700K processors.

    As always, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them below! How would you like to know the performance of the newest AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor? In this blog post, I’ll be going over a couple video reviews and benchmarks.

    One review is done by a hardware reviewer called GamersNexus who tests out games such as Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Resident Evil 2 Remake with both Intel’s i9 9900K CPU and the new AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processors.

    The other review is from PC World, which also has some nice graphs showing how well it performs against its competitors in terms of single-core or multi-core performance.

    Ryzen 7 3700X Performance

    This article will take a look at the performance of the new Ryzen 7 3700X. We’ll show you what it can do with games, workstation applications, and more. If you’re interested in learning about this processor’s capabilities, keep reading!

    The release of the 3700X is a big deal for AMD. This processor offers great performance and should be an option to consider when building your next PC.

    It’s up against Intel’s i7-9700K, which has been out for over six months now, but until this review it wasn’t clear how strong the Ryzen 7 3700X was. The real story here is that you can buy two 3700X CPUs for less than one 9700K CPU – AMD clearly wants this to be a budget gaming platform with lots of potential overclocking headroom.

    With this performance boost and its lower price point, it’s hard to not recommend the new AMD CPU over its competition from Intel.


    It’s hard to suggest one over the other as both processors have their advantages and disadvantages. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is $199, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is $329, and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is $229 (price checked on June 2019). If you can’t afford either of those but still want a high-performance gaming CPU then go with AMD Ryzen 5 3600 having the same amount of cores and threads as AMD Ryzen 5 3600 but runs faster with higher clock speeds and costs half that price.

    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

    If you can afford it, go with AMD Ryzen 7 3700X which has the highest specs as compared to all previous models whereas AMD Ryzen 5 5600X has the same number of cores and threads as AMD Ryzen 5 3600 but runs faster with higher clock speeds. I would recommend AMD Ryzen 7 3700X if you’re going for a new high-performance motherboard.

    because it’s x470 chipset motherboards have been out for over a year now whereas the only Ryzen 5 series motherboards to support PCI-E 4.0 are x570 so you can go with any Ryzen 7 model except for Ryzen 7 3800X which is a flagship processor that costs more than double that of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or almost half that price of AMD Ryzen 7 3850X, the latter being the best CPU for gaming as of June 2019 having all cores overclocked to 5500Mhz on air reaching all core turbo speeds of up to 6.0 GHz just like Ryzen 7 3800X but costs less than half.

    Ryzen 5 5600X Conclusion

    I’ve been reviewing AMD’s new Ryzen 5 5600X and I’m here to give you my conclusion. After using it for a week, I can say that this CPU is not worth the price because of its poor performance in gaming.

    The only thing that makes this CPU good is how well it performs at multitasking, but if you’re looking for a budget option with high-end gaming performance, then the Intel Core i5 8400 will be your best bet.

    Ryzen 7 3800X Conclusion

    I know that many of you are wondering whether or not the Ryzen 7 3800X is worth it. And, I’m happy to tell you that yes, it is! The performance on this processor is phenomenal and offers a good value for your money.

    It’s also very easy to install with no issues whatsoever. If you’re looking for a new CPU, then the Ryzen 7 3800X should be on your list of processors to consider!

    If you’re looking for a processor with high single-threaded performance or need to save money, then the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is the better choice. However, if your budget allows and you want more cores than threads without sacrificing too much in terms of clock speed, then go for the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. What type of tasks do you plan on running? The answer may determine which one is best suited for your needs!