AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X CPU Review Ft. X570 AORUS PRO WIFI
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X - Power Consumption Tests
The AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors come with the new 7nm process node that allows AMD to deliver faster clock speeds while retaining the same power limits. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU is a 65W processor which comes with 8 cores, 16 threads, Precision Boost overdrive support up to 4.4GHz while the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is a 6 core and 12 thread chip clocked up to 4.4 GHz but with a higher TDP of 95W.
With the frequency bump, the new chips do end up with higher power consumption both in idle and load states. Following are the results on the different motherboards at stock clocks: