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Front view of AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X

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AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X

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Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 70.5 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 10.8x more l3 cache per core
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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X  vs A6 3600 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X  vs
A6 3600 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
FMA3
AMD-V
3DNow!
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X  vs
A6 3600 
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 3 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 16 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 70.5°C

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 52.81W
AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600X
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