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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.4 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 480,640 user samples
473,138 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1264
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 79%
7,502 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 31% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 442nd / 1264
Gaming 62%
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 47%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.3 % Much faster effective speed.
61.9 %
Avg. Memory Latency
79 Pts 80.5 Pts +2%
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
74.5 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
141 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
481 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
239 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
802 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
332 Pts
OC Memory Latency
87.8 Pts 91.2 Pts +4%
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
90.9 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
177 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
537 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
327 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
874 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
424 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,545,357 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.57 % Insanely higher market share.
0.02 %
Value For Money
91.7 % Better value.
76.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
202 % Hugely more popular.
54 %
Price (score)
$205 $130 Much cheaper.
14 Months Hugely more recent.
81+ Months
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1135 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
425 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1046 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
331 Pts

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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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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