AMD100-100000031BOX
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

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CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+18%
197 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps +4% 97 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 134 EFps +2%
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps +3% 116 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+17%
112 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 293,809 user samples
139,193 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
154,616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
79.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
118 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+11%
230 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
444 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
802 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
731 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
124 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
245 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
539 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
481 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
873 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
808 Pts
Market Share
Based on 24,103,998 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.33 % Hugely higher market share.
+145%
1.36 %
Value
Value For Money
99.1 % +2% 96.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
171 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
158 %
Price
Price (score)
$180 $137 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+71%
21 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+42%
12 nm
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
1133 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
1027 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1038 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+8%
958 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen+
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 that is priced at $190 USD and 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 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. Even though the 2600X 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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