AMD100-100000031BOX
AMD100-100000159BOX
$120

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

 $120 

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 251 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+8%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps +2% 99 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+5%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps +2% 128 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 540,823 user samples
536,292 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1271
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
4,531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 109th / 1271
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.9 % +4% 81.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.1 Pts 79.3 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 135 Pts +3%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 261 Pts +1%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
449 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
806 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
720 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88 Pts 88.5 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 141 Pts +3%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts 280 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
539 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+5%
511 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
881 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
777 Pts
Market Share
Based on 34,398,277 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.41 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,800%
0.09 %
Value
Value For Money
92.9 % 103 % Better value.
+10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
202 % Much more popular.
+74%
116 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 $120 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
15 Months 5 Months Much more recent.
+67%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm 7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1137 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+46%
777 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1051 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+45%
724 Pts
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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The 3300X is a 4-core Ryzen CPU. Priced at just $120 USD, it offers far better value to gamers than all the previous Ryzen CPUs. This is great news for potential buyers, but bad luck for gamers that recently spent nearly three times more on the 8-core 3700X. The reduction from eight to four cores results in more efficient caching and higher boost clocks. AMD’s marketing has abruptly broken from the firmly established “moar cores” mantra to a conveniently realistic: four cores are actually okay. Shifting goalposts this quickly reveals an unhealthy focus on first time buyers and a brazen disregard for existing customers. Sales tactics aside, unfortunately the 3300X remains constrained by architectural latency and the associated gaming bottleneck (frame drops). Comparing an overclocked 3300X pegged at 4425 MHz to a stock Intel Core i3-10100 running at 4100 MHz shows that the i3-10100 delivers better gaming performance in four out of five games. The 10100 also includes an iGPU with QuickSync hardware encoding. Since additional cores make little difference to gamers, there are no significant upgrades beyond the 3300X in the Ryzen product stack. In order to achieve better gaming performance, it is necessary to upgrade to a higher tier Intel CPU. Despite the barrage of anonymous hearsay pushed on social media, users will be hard pressed to find actual use cases that favor the 3300X over the i3-10100, especially when the 10100 is not handicapped by 2666 MHz RAM. Gamers are bottlenecked by the Ryzen architecture and desktop users need integrated graphics. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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