CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
198 EFps 233 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+18%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
96 EFps 101 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+5%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
135 EFps +3% 131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
113 EFps 119 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+5%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
115 EFps 131 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+14%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,089,803 user samples
505,720 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 164th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
584,083 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.4 % 84.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.5 Pts +1% 78.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
213 Pts 258 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts 484 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
673 Pts 805 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+20%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87 Pts 87.2 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
231 Pts 272 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
458 Pts 539 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
763 Pts 885 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+16%
Market Share
Based on 36,344,931 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.74 % 5.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+83%
Value
Value For Money
83.8 % 85 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
148 % 198 % Much more popular.
+34%
Price
Price (score)
$209 Cheaper.
+23%
$273
Age
Newest
31 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+48%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+42%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
988 Pts 1137 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+15%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
885 Pts 1052 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+19%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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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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