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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 92,298 user samples
16,883 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
75,415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92 % +4% 88.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts +4% 131 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts +3% 258 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
513 Pts +4% 495 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
836 Pts +3% 814 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1083 Pts +3% 1051 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts +4% 136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts +3% 272 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
551 Pts +2% 539 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
899 Pts +2% 884 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1141 Pts +1% 1129 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,719,163 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.74 % 2.66 % Hugely higher market share.
+259%
Value
Value For Money
98.1 % 99.3 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
111 % 150 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$220 $185 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
4 Months 4 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm 7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz +5% 4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is one of five new processors based on the latest Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture. This 6-core, 12-threaded processor is priced at $199 USD and succeeds the Zen+ Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 18% in terms of average effective speed and 12% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600's base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz match the previous gen hex-core Ryzen 5 2600X and therefore indicate an 11% clock for clock (IPC) improvement over the previous generation. The Ryzen 5 3600 is in competition with Intel’s hex-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core advantage over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single, quad and hex core workloads which translates to 14% higher fps for gamers. Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can impact gaming. Although the Ryzen 3000 will be launched alongside the new mainstream X570 chipset (which is PCIe 4.0 enabled), they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable value for workstation users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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