Real World Speed
Performance profile from 181,863 user samples
181,863 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 69th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 85%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.4 % 90.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.1 Pts 87.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts +0% 134 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts 265 Pts +0%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
493 Pts 501 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
819 Pts +4% 787 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.6 Pts 94.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts 143 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts 284 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
550 Pts 558 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
885 Pts +2% 870 Pts
Market Share
Based on 36,133,802 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
120 % 199 % Much more popular.
+66%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.54 % +2% 1.5 %
Price
Price (score)
$249 224 USD Cheaper.
+11%
Value
Value For Money
88.1 % 98.5 % Better value.
+12%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 81.7 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Higher thread count.
+17%
10.2 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+67%
11.7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz +5% 3.62 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.48 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1144 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+7%
1,069 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1070 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
984 Pts
Age
Newest
16 Months 12.8 Months More recent.
+25%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2020 CPU Rankings.

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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