AMD100-100000031BOX
IntelBX80684I39100F

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps +0% 232 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 105 EFps +4%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 137 EFps +5%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps +2% 117 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps +3% 127 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 556,853 user samples
511,620 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 82nd / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
45,233 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 109th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.6 % +3% 81.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78.8 Pts 87.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
120 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
236 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+11%
438 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
807 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+83%
442 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88.2 Pts 94.2 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
129 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
273 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
253 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
541 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
486 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
886 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+83%
484 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,603,669 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.57 % Hugely higher market share.
+553%
0.7 %
Value
Value For Money
96.1 % 117 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
203 % +3% 198 %
Price
Price (score)
$175 $75 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
14 Months More recent.
+18%
17 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 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
1146 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+134%
489 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1054 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+136%
446 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
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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Intel’s Core i3-9100F is a quad-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz, 6 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler. Gamers should pair the 9100F with a Z390 motherboard and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds. This will deliver up to a 15% fps boost which is well worth it considering that many Z390 boards are available for around $100 USD (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). The 9100F has great single core performance coupled with a strong memory sub system. This enables it to deliver excellent all round performance, easily holding its own against far pricier CPUs for the majority of use cases. The heavily hyped 12 threaded 6 core Ryzen 3600, paired with a 2060S, barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games. [Oct '19 CPUPro]

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