AMD100-100000159BOX
$120
AMD100-100000031BOX
 $120 

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
251 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+8%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
99 EFps 101 EFps +2%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
113 EFps 119 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+5%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
128 EFps 131 EFps +2%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 608,540 user samples
5,690 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 109th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
602,850 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.8 % 84.7 % +3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.7 Pts +0% 79.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts +4% 131 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
263 Pts +2% 258 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts 483 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
722 Pts 804 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+11%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88.1 Pts +0% 87.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts +4% 137 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts +3% 273 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
507 Pts 539 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
782 Pts 874 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 36,431,922 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 4.83 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,267%
Value
Value For Money
103 % Better value.
+21%
85.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
131 % 200 % Much more popular.
+53%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
+56%
$273
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+62%
16 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm 7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz +2% 4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
782 Pts 1141 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+46%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
726 Pts 1053 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+45%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but 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 masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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