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CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
197 EFps 233 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+18%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
97 EFps 101 EFps +4%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
134 EFps +2% 131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
116 EFps 119 EFps +3%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
112 EFps 131 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+17%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,283,688 user samples
318,546 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 161st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
965,142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 110th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.2 % 83.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
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Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six ...
8 % FarC5 10%, BFV 14%, SotTR 3%, Rage2 3%, Witcher3 3%, Civ6 11%, ACO 2%, MetroEx 6%, Sekiro 12%, Wolf2 13%
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
StrangeB 2% 8 % Hitm2 18%, FarC5 9%, TWarW2 9%, SotTR 15%, ACO 8%, MetroEx 6%, MESoW 4%, Divis2 5%
20 Oct20|Tom's Hardware
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review: Non-X Mar...
10 % OC Hitm2 14% OC, FarC5 10% OC, AotS 6% OC, WarhDoW3 12% OC, ProjC2 11% OC, GTAV 13% OC, Civ6 12% OC, FinFant15 3% OC, WoT 13% OC, Divis2 7% OC
20 Oct20|Tom's Hardware
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review: Non-X Mar...
13 % Hitm2 20%, FarC5 12%, AotS 11%, WarhDoW3 14%, ProjC2 14%, GTAV 15%, Civ6 13%, FinFant15 6%, WoT 14%, Divis2 9%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.5 Pts +2% 77.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 130 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+14%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 255 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts 476 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
706 Pts 794 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.9 Pts +2% 85.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts 136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts 272 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts 534 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
787 Pts 876 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 46,607,605 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.7 % 4.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+483%
Value
Value For Money
86.7 % +3% 83.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 92 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$200 Cheaper.
+26%
$270
Age
Newest
41 Months 26 Months Much more recent.
+37%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1009 Pts 1123 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+11%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
930 Pts 1037 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+12%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ 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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