Average Bench: 92.8% (20th of 1206)

Based on 99,813 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. It has a maximum stock boost clock of 4.4 GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, supports 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and has a power draw of 65W TDP. 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 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. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X averaged just 7.2% 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 135Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,423Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is just 14.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 943Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 520Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 99,813 samples)
Min Avg Max
122 1-Core 135 141
237 2-Core 269 282
95.1% 202 Pts
Min Avg Max
450 4-Core 520 551
818 8-Core 943 1,055
91.2% 731 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,302 64-Core 1,423 1,524
95.5% 1,423 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 137
2-Core 273
96% 205 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 1,021
97% 779 Pts
64-Core 1,484
100% 1,484 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 138
2-Core 274
97% 206 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 957
93% 745 Pts
64-Core 1,433
96% 1,433 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
95% 203 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 919
91% 725 Pts
64-Core 1,390
93% 1,390 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 141
2-Core 281
99% 211 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 992
93% 750 Pts
64-Core 1,484
100% 1,484 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 945
85% 697 Pts
64-Core 1436
96% 1436 Pts
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 Prices

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Desktop 132%
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Workstation 118%
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 Comments

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

Added 6 months ago.

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1 day ago.

can do anything i throw at it and runs cool


Excellent

2 days ago.

Only 65W TDP and 100% Performance


Good

17 days ago.

its my ryzen on 64 in the world in cinebentch r20


Excellent

15 days ago.

Its a cpu that its value for money,and its also strong. You can build a strong pc with that cpu


Terrible

1 month ago.

It's not Intel, and I do love my multi-core workloads.


Excellent

25 days ago.

Due to high memory latency, even on a 3600 Mhz C18 RAM, the 3700x may bottleneck some graphics card like the 2080 Ti or even the 2060 in some games that requires a fast and responsive CPU. This will not be an issue if you are playing in 4k or higher or if you have a sub RTX 2060 GPU. Despite its flaws, the 3700x is an excellent video editing tool, especially at this price, matching the 9900k in some instances. For streamers, the new NVENC encoder on the latest Turing GPUs is able to match CPU x264 quality so having a high core count CPU for streaming is no longer a requirement. With NVENC, you can stream smoothly even with the 6c/6t 9400F. The 3700x is an excellent buy for highly multi-threaded task such as running servers, VMs or mining where they are able to utilize more than 4 threads. Running two or three programs in the background while gaming is hardly demanding for multi-threaded, multi-core CPU these days. If most of your daily usage consist of gaming and streaming, look elsewhere, such as the 9900k, 9700k or 3900x where they will give you more headroom for a faster GPU if you happen to upgrade in the future. The 3600 is also excellent for day to day usage if you don't have a 2060 or better graphics card in your system or plan to upgrade your CPU in the future when AMD has fixed the latency issue. The 3700x only make sense if what you do all day is edit videos, run VMs, servers or any kind of non-latency sensitive multi-threaded workload. For Gaming (Best to Worst): 9900k 9700k 3900x 9600k 3700x 3600 9400F 9100F 3400G 3200G. For Multi-Threaded Workloads (Best to Worst): 3900x 9900k 3700x 9700k 3600 9600k 9400F 3400G 9100F 3200G.


Average

1 month ago.

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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


Good

6 months ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

High value for performance and probably the most efficient CPU in terms of thermal generation relative to core counts, and base and boost clock (8 core 16 thread with base clock of 3.6 GHz, boost clock of 4.4 GHz and 65W TDP).


Good

6 months ago.

Well, here we go. It looks like someone in Australia got their hands on a Ryzen 7 3700X. These early results are mostly impressive, but it looks like there is some sort of problem with the GPU, which makes this questionable. It seems that the user is having issues or simply doesn't know what they're doing. The reason for two results is because it appears the user only had one DIMM of DDR4-2666 installed for the first benchmark run and added the second DIMM for a follow-up run. When this (these Zen 2) processor(s) make their way into more capable hands, I'm sure the results will be even more impressive. As it stands now, with the results from just this one user, the 3700X outperforms Intel's i7-9700K, which is what it's priced to compete with. It also comes within virtually margin of error to Intel's ludicrously priced i9-9900K. Things are certainly looking up for AMD.

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs. Intel Core i7-9700K

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs. Intel Core i7-9700KF


Good

8 days ago.

16 Threads with ony 65W and the RGB cooler. $330 for this and will work on a normal B450? Sold!


Excellent

5 months ago.

Love it. Put my 6950x to the test. Very robust CPU, great IPS, a testament to AMD's successes right now. Arguably useful for entry-level workstations, save the limitations of an AM4 socket... hence entry-level.


Excellent

13 days ago.

amazing value and streaming performance.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Excellent performance for the price. Huge upgrade over my i5-6400.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Zen 2 is simply insane


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best productivity + value option with led stock cooler


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best High performance CPU on the market today for a reasonable price especially with PCI 4.0 support, the TDP, and more performance to come with optimizations


Excellent

6 months ago.

Good productivity and gaming. Also the stock cooler is awesome


Excellent

6 months ago.

Sweet spot for performance


Excellent

5 months ago.

AMD endlich wieder auf Augenhöhe zu Intel... Und günstiger. Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit dem Kauf!


Excellent

4 months ago.

Cheap, VERY cheap TR 2990WX, exept for the cores and all that thing.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Super fast, smooth, at actually lets me use my computer when I am rendering a video. Does well on gaming too.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Usually, having more cores compromises single-core performance, but not with this one. Huge upgrade from my fx 8350.


Excellent

6 months ago.

It was a great purchase. Runs everything smooth.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Much faster than first-gen Ryzen, on par with Intel in day to day tasks and high-resolution gaming. Paired with an RTX 2080 and playing games at 1440p I get just as many frames with the 3700X as I would with a 9900k, and the Ryzen was $140 less than the Intel CPU with the same core/thread count.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best bang for buck for 8 cores


Terrible

1 month ago.

based


Good

1 month ago.

FAAAAAAAST


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