AMD100-100000031BOX
IntelBX80684I58500

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.00 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 670,961 user samples
627,086 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 169th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
43,875 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 97th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.8 % 87.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
74.5 Pts 87.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
131 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
121 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
255 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
241 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
468 Pts 475 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
777 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+15%
678 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
85.7 Pts 94 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+10%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
143 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
127 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
284 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
251 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
542 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
494 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
874 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+19%
733 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,525,980 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+476%
0.25 %
Value
Value For Money
97.3 % 99.4 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Much more popular.
+55%
60 %
Price
Price (score)
$141 Cheaper.
+20%
$176
Age
Newest
38 Months Much more recent.
+31%
55+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1103 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+50%
734 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
987 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+44%
687 Pts
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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 hex-core i5-8500 hails from Intel’s eighth generation of Coffee Lake processors, known for featuring a higher number of cores at each SKU than in previous generations and their refinement of the 14nm architecture as seen in 6th and 7th generation processors. At an estimated price of $184 it offers good multi-core value for money. Its quad core performance nearly rivals the more expensive i7-7700K (the 2017 CPU of choice for many top-end gamers). However based on preliminary benchmarks, the i5-8500 is only marginally faster (2% greater effective speed) than the i5-8400 which is also a recent and competitively priced hex-core Coffee Lake processor. Also, like the i5-8400, the 8500 features 9MB of L3 cache and a frugal TDP of 65W, leaving not much to choose between them. As is the case of all Coffee Lake processors, currently the only motherboards that the 8500 can be paired with feature Intel’s high-end Z370 chipset for overclocking. However, alternative and more suitable 300 series motherboards are long overdue and expected to be available soon. [Mar '18 CPUPro]

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