AMD100-100000031BOX
AMD100-1000000158
$160
 $160 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,079,212 user samples
1,038,752 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 143rd / 1335
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
40,460 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 142nd / 1335
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.1 % 82.1 % +0%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
5 % SotTR 14%, Divis2 14% BFV 5%, MetroEx 1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78.3 Pts +2% 76.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts +2% 122 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts +1% 242 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
462 Pts 473 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
802 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+18%
680 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.5 Pts +3% 84.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts +2% 127 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts +2% 254 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
509 Pts +1% 505 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
868 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
756 Pts
Market Share
Based on 49,653,206 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.63 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,550%
0.22 %
Value
Value For Money
82 % 95.6 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Much more popular.
+60%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$280 $160 Much cheaper.
+43%
Age
Newest
30 Months 27 Months Slightly more recent.
+10%
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
1157 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+53%
756 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1067 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+56%
686 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 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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