AMD100-100000031BOX
IntelBX8070110700K
$400

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

 $400 

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.8GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 306 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+31%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 108 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+7%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps 140 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+18%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps 134 EFps +2%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 398,761 user samples
387,822 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 82nd / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
10,939 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.5 % 99.3 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79 Pts 93.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 147 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+12%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 291 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts 564 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
802 Pts 1038 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+29%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.5 Pts 97.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 157 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts 314 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
540 Pts 621 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
879 Pts 1188 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+35%
Market Share
Based on 31,690,741 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
6.13 % Hugely higher market share.
+728%
0.74 %
Value
Value For Money
98.4 % Slightly better value.
+10%
89.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
200 % Hugely more popular.
+89%
106 %
Price
Price (score)
$160 Much cheaper.
+60%
$400
Age
Newest
13 Months 3 Months Much more recent.
+77%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 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 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 5.1 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1136 Pts 1675 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+47%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1048 Pts 1535 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+46%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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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 tenth generation octa-core hyperthreaded i7-10700K is currently one of the fastest high-end desktop CPUs ever made. A simple overclock yields all 16 threads running at a staggering 5.1 GHz. Gaming and desktop performance is second only to the flagship i9-10900K. Although a new (Z490) LGA1200 motherboard is required, it will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. The 10700K’s $400 USD price tag puts it in a similar price band to AMD’s 12-core hyperthreaded Ryzen 9 3900X, however, the 10700K’s faster cores combined with its lower memory latency, yield a 12% effective speed advantage over the 3900X. Intra-generationally comparing the 10700K and 10600K shows that the 10600K offers almost identical gaming performance for 34% less money. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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