While AMD officially announced its new Ryzen 7 series and Ryzen 9 3900X processors at Computex 2019, there was no mention about its 3rd generation mid-range Ryzen 5 CPUs. Now it looks like Userbenchmark and GeekBench test scores for what is presumed to be a Ryzen 5 3600, has popped up online.
The discovery of the benchmarks were first made by the Thai-based Twitter user, APISAK (@TUM_APISAK). Based on the information chart on both GeekBench and Userbenchmark, the Ryzen 5 3600 will feature 6-cores and 12-threads, and will have a base and boost clock of 3.6GHz and 4.2GHz. The core and thread count make the CPU nearly identical to the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU, the only difference being that the Ryzen 5 3600 features a higher boost clock and is also based on the 7nm die lithography.
More to the point, Techspot points out that the Ryzen 5 3600 is significantly faster than its predecessor by approximately 25%. That’s a massive spike in performance, and considerably greater than what most PC enthusiasts are expecting from the processor.
On the GeekBench tests, the CPU scored between 5358 and 5465 for the single core tests, while its multi-core scores hovers between 26371 and 27866. One important to note though is that these tests were conducted using both an X470 and X570 motherboard. Of the two, the test conducted using the X570 motherboard was the worst performing of the two, albeit by a thin margin.
At the time of writing, AMD still hasn’t given any official details about its CPUs beyond the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 lineup. Having said that, there is a possibility that AMD reveal more about the CPU lineup alongside its 10 June Navi keynote at E3 this year.