AMD100-100000031BOX
IntelBX8071512600K

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

10 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 676,434 user samples
639,295 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 196th / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
37,139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
78 % 108 % Much faster effective speed.
+38%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
75.3 Pts 81.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 188 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+58%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
232 Pts 372 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+60%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts 717 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+66%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
759 Pts 1237 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+63%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
84.8 Pts 92.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts 202 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+57%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
254 Pts 402 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+58%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts 792 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+61%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
844 Pts 1388 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+64%
Market Share
Based on 55,487,627 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.57 % Much higher market share.
+43%
1.1 %
Value
Value For Money
94.4 % 108 % Better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % 103 % More popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$139 Much cheaper.
+50%
$278
Age
Newest
38 Months 10 Months Much more recent.
+74%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 10 cores Much higher core count.
+67%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1114 Pts 2066 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+85%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
993 Pts 1855 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+87%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 770
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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 latest 10-core i5-12600K Alder Lake desktop processor offers an impressive 50% 64-core performance improvement over it's predecessor. The 12600K combines six hyper-threaded Golden Cove P-cores with clock speeds up to 4.9 GHz and four energy efficient Gracemont E-cores for a total of 16 threads. Alder Lake CPUs have a new LGA 1700 socket which requires new cooler brackets and a new Z690 motherboard. Z690 brings several new features including PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. Most Z690 boards will ship in both DDR4 and DDR5 variants. DDR4 is likely the better option, at least until DDR5 prices settle. With an MRSP of just $290 USD, the 12600K is both cheaper and faster than the competition in both single and, notably, multi-core performance. As a result, even AMD's prolific marketing infrastructure (youtube, reddit, forums etc.) will struggle to drive sales, at least until Zen 4 launches (est. late 2022). In the meantime, Intel's i5-12600K is the obvious choice for consumers that do not wish to pay over the odds for almost unparalleled performance in the majority of workloads including gaming. That said, gamers that already own a K series CPU from the 8th gen. or higher will see limited gains in the majority of titles when paired with a 3060 (or lower) tier GPU. In some cases (e.g. PUBG or Overwatch) gamers will see fewer frame drops by disabling the E-Cores all together. If recent history is a guide, stock levels at MSRP are likely to deplete rapidly. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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