AMD100-100000031BOX
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 978,981 user samples
703,010 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 88th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
275,971 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 5 GHz
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 378th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
65.7 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78 Pts 82.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+79%
73.2 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+83%
141 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+83%
264 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
801 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+78%
449 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
86.9 Pts 91.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+63%
83.9 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+68%
162 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
539 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+76%
306 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
872 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+64%
533 Pts
Market Share
Based on 38,568,990 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
5.11 % Hugely higher market share.
+724%
0.62 %
Value
Value For Money
92.2 % Better value.
+14%
81 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % Much more popular.
+58%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$198 $130 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
18 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
99 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+78%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1131 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+111%
536 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1042 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+129%
456 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM3+
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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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a server proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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