AMD100-100000031BOX
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 85,606 user samples
20,647 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
64,959 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 79th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.5 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
73.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
208 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
499 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
412 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
815 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
771 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1048 Pts 1164 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+11%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+17%
232 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
463 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
882 Pts 906 Pts +3%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1119 Pts 1316 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 19,438,481 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.75 % Hugely higher market share.
+498%
0.46 %
Value
Value For Money
97.2 % Slightly better value.
+15%
84.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
134 % More popular.
+19%
113 %
Price
Price (score)
$198 $164 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+97%
29 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.8 GHz
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 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 Zen+ 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. The Ryzen 3000 processors all include coolers and although they will be launched alongside the new mainstream X570 chipset (which is PCIe 4.0 enabled), they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable value for workstation users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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Intel Core i5-9400F $143AMD RX 580 $172Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
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