AMD100-100000031BOX
AMD100-1000000158
$160

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

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6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q4 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 99,933 user samples
99,802 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
131 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.8 % 89.3 % +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts +1% 130 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts +1% 256 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
496 Pts 506 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
813 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+11%
735 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 139 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 278 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
541 Pts 554 Pts +2%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
880 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
824 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,623,248 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.28 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,460%
0.05 %
Value
Value For Money
98.6 % 104 % Slightly better value.
+5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
161 % Hugely more popular.
+144%
66 %
Price
Price (score)
$190 $160 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
5 Months 2 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm 7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +2% 4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1132 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+37%
825 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1051 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+42%
740 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 one of five new processors based on the latest Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture. This 6-core, 12-threaded processor is priced at $199 USD and succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 18% in terms of average effective speed and 12% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600's base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz match the previous gen hex-core Ryzen 5 2600X and therefore indicate an 11% clock for clock (IPC) improvement over the previous generation. The Ryzen 5 3600 is in competition with Intel’s hex-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core advantage over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single, quad and hex core workloads which translates to 14% higher fps for gamers. Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can impact gaming. Although the Ryzen 3000 will be launched alongside the new X570 chipset, they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable 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. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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The upcoming hex-core, third generation Ryzen 5 3500X, shares the same Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture as the incumbent 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 3600. The 3500X has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock just short of the 3600’s 4.2 GHz, at 4.1 GHz. It also has 35 MB of cache and a TDP of 65W. Given the architecture and clock speeds, the 3500X will offer very similar gaming performance to the SMT enabled 12-thread 3600, but at a significant discount in price. Early UserBenchmarks show that there is just a 1% gap in effective speed between the 3500X and 3600. Also anticipated for release is the non-X, Ryzen 5 3500, which will have slightly less L3 cache. [Oct '19 CPUPro]

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