Average Bench: 88.4% (41st of 1242)

Based on 175,737 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 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]

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Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X averaged just 11.6% 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 136Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,417Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is just 15.7%. 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 80.3Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 930Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 175,737 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.4 Memory 80.3 90.7
123 1-Core 136 141
237 2-Core 268 280
90.2% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
454 4-Core 517 548
812 8-Core 930 1,032
90.4% 724 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,286 64-Core 1,417 1,507
95.1% 1,417 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 135
2-Core 270
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 1,000
96% 771 Pts
64-Core 1,495
100% 1,495 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 110
2-Core 272
85% 154 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 941
92% 735 Pts
64-Core 1,456
98% 1,456 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 137
2-Core 266
91% 162 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 926
90% 721 Pts
64-Core 1,390
93% 1,390 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 138
2-Core 274
90% 162 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 931
92% 734 Pts
64-Core 1,426
96% 1,426 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 141
2-Core 282
89% 164 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 979
96% 764 Pts
64-Core 1495
100% 1495 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $330 @ launch in Jul '19
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Typical Ryzen 7 3700X Builds (Compare 20,460 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,209

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 Comments

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

Added 11 months ago.

Excellent

2 days ago.

Great value & workstation performance!


Excellent

8 hrs ago.

its very good for the price kappa


Poor

6 secs ago.

good


Excellent

3 days ago.

its my ryzen on 64 in the world in cinebentch r20


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great value and great performance, no reason to go intel this gen


Good

10 months ago.


Good

2 hrs 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.


Good

28 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

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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).


Liked

11 months ago.

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Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 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

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

Zen 2 is simply insane


Excellent

10 months ago.

Best productivity + value option with led stock cooler


Excellent

10 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

10 months ago.

Good productivity and gaming. Also the stock cooler is awesome


Excellent

10 months ago.

Sweet spot for performance


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

It was a great purchase. Runs everything smooth.


Excellent

8 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

6 months ago.

Best bang for buck for 8 cores


Excellent

2 months ago.

yuh


Good

5 months ago.

FAAAAAAAST


Excellent

17 days ago.

This 3700 is a Ripper!


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