Average Bench: 86.1% (83rd of 1316)

Based on 591,493 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor

The 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The heavily hyped 3700X, paired with a 2060S, offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The 3700X severely bottlenecks a 2070S: gamers should investigate the 9600K, which is both cheaper and faster[Jul '19 CPUPro]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X averaged just 13.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 134Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,400Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is just 16.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 78.2Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 911Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 591,493 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 Memory 78.2 87.1
116 1-Core 134 141
228 2-Core 266 281
88.8% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
423 4-Core 503 548
782 8-Core 911 1,013
88.2% 707 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,225 64-Core 1,400 1,493
93.9% 1,400 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 138
2-Core 273
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 539
8-Core 1,062
99% 801 Pts
64-Core 1,457
98% 1,457 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 139
2-Core 274
93% 165 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 931
92% 731 Pts
64-Core 1,420
95% 1,420 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 137
2-Core 271
90% 162 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 940
92% 733 Pts
64-Core 1,442
97% 1,442 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 142
2-Core 282
94% 169 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 965
89% 722 Pts
64-Core 1,514
102% 1,514 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 137
2-Core 274
87% 160 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 927
89% 716 Pts
64-Core 1,435
96% 1,435 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $330 @ launch in Jul '19
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,242

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 Comments

3rd generation AMD Ryzen processor, built to perform, designed to win...

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23 hrs ago.

The 3700x is a good budget processer. But there is an issue. The 5600x Beats it 15-20 Fps at the same price. Only get this if you can get it for 100$ or more over. But it does have more cores and more threads.

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overhyped and overpriced, dont be duped by AMD's marketers...—Feb '21

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AMD are great at selling junk. They pee in the well with fake comments, glorified cheerleaders on youtube and paid magazine reviews. My POS PC still crashes randomly. Everybody needs to call the rats out instead of letting them get away with it.—Apr '21


Liked

13 days ago.

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Worse than the 7700K I was duped into upgrading from. Stuff AMD and thier marketers. I just want to leave a big thanks to UBM for not taking thier dirty corporate money.—Jan '21

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Don't fall for AMD's marketing BS, save your money and get a better GPU which will actually make a difference—Feb '21


Excellent

17 hrs ago.

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Experienced gamers avoid AMD for a reason... A bus company with drunk drivers can’t win long term users with paid reviews.—Feb '21


Excellent

1 month ago.

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Can barely cool it with a giant Noctua cooler in good ventilated mesh case getting upper 70c temps in games, i want to spit in a face to all those amd shills on reddit who keep saying that stock cooler is good enough for this cpu. Had to set negative voltage offset to run it reasonably cool but after this single core performance dropped to 6700k level, what a shame. No more amd for me in a future.—Feb '21


Excellent

10 days ago.

I have a AMD Ryzen 7 3700x and its pure power, although it heats up very easily, with a liquid solution its enough


Good

17 days ago.

Es mejor para trabajar, y a mi me funciona mejor que el intel i7 8th.


Terrible

7 days ago.

This processor is best for youtuber revenue do not get suckered.


Good

23 months ago.


Excellent

4 days ago.

Comment 

For games, the 3700x is botttlenecking the upper mid-range 2060 super. Only managing to get about 90% of GPU usage. However, with the 9700K, the 2060 super is able to be fully utilized at 99% usage. Only recommend the 3700x & 3600 for 60 fps gaming (best paired with GTX 1660 ti or below). However, for video editing, the 3700x was able to render videos about 22% and 26% faster than the 9700k and 3600 respectively. All in all, you have to choose the right CPU depending on your own usage, not purely based on benchmarks or what other people recommend.—Dec '19


Excellent

5 months ago.

It’s amazing its fast and when it loads it’s the best


Excellent

21 months ago.

overpriced, price should be like it was supposed to be, 100 dollars down.


Excellent

2 months ago.

good


Good

5 months ago.

Superb workhorse fast enough to game while running background task with its 8 core capabilities does everything I need from a processor and now that the Ryzen 5000 series is available very reasonably priced too considering it's abilities.


Good

5 months ago.

It's what I bought. And I have always like AMD.


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