AMD100-100000022BOX
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 518,900 user samples
125,455 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 86%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
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393,445 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.95 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86 % +2% 84.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.2 Pts +0% 79 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts +3% 131 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts +3% 257 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts +3% 484 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
821 Pts +2% 803 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88.7 Pts +0% 88.3 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
545 Pts +1% 537 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
884 Pts +1% 871 Pts
Market Share
Based on 31,798,345 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.33 % 6.07 % Hugely higher market share.
+356%
Value
Value For Money
93 % 98.4 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
119 % 199 % Much more popular.
+67%
Price
Price (score)
$209 $160 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
13 Months 13 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
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1135 Pts +0% 1132 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1074 Pts +3% 1046 Pts
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 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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