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CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+18%
197 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps +4% 97 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 134 EFps +2%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps +3% 116 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+17%
112 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,316,307 user samples
1,019,302 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
297,005 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 170th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.1 % +4% 78.8 %
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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
8 % Hitm2 18%, FarC5 9%, TWarW2 9%, SotTR 15%, ACO 8%, MetroEx 6%, MESoW 4%, Divis2 5% StrangeB 2%
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
78.3 Pts 79.6 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
114 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
222 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
461 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+10%
419 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
803 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+13%
710 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.3 Pts 88.2 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
260 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
240 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
510 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
471 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
879 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
785 Pts
Market Share
Based on 48,477,604 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.73 % Hugely higher market share.
+418%
0.72 %
Value
Value For Money
83.7 % Slightly better value.
+6%
79 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
85 %
Price
Price (score)
$259 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$275
Age
Newest
28 Months Much more recent.
+35%
43 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
1165 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+13%
1035 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1070 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+13%
947 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 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 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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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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