AMD100-100000022BOX
IntelBX80684I59400F
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 107 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+6%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps 123 EFps +3%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps +1% 130 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 318,731 user samples
164,800 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
153,931 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.1 % 86.8 % +1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.4 Pts 89.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
+13%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
118 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
234 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
454 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
825 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
644 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88.1 Pts 95.6 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
125 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
248 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
549 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
487 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
892 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
709 Pts
Market Share
Based on 35,921,072 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.54 % Higher market share.
+24%
1.24 %
Value
Value For Money
88.7 % 104 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
120 % 212 % Much more popular.
+77%
Price
Price (score)
$249 $145 Much cheaper.
+42%
Age
Newest
16 Months More recent.
+24%
21 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 Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+31%
2.9 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1141 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+60%
711 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1075 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+66%
649 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
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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Intel’s Core i5-9400F is a hex-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 2.9 / 4.1 GHz, 9 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler but it does not have integrated graphics like the “non-F” variants. Although the 9400F is compatible with the enthusiast grade Z390 chipset it is normally paired with a better value for money B360 motherboard. At its launch the i5-9400F retailed for $180 but prices have dropped to the point ($135) that it now represents an excellent value proposition to gamers. Comparing the i5-9400F to the Ryzen 3600 shows that the 3600 is 8% better for quad-core processing but it costs 40% ($50) more than the 9400F. Ordinarily higher quad-core performance would result in better gaming but the Ryzen 3000 memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. Gamers can invest the $50 savings in a better GPU, for example by upgrading from a 2060S to a 2070S. Since the GPU makes the most difference to gaming, the end result is a system which offers far superior real world gaming performance for similar money. For those gamers who demand the best of the best, it is necessary to jump to one of the higher frequency SKUs such as the 9600K but for everyone else the i5-9400F offers unparalleled value. [Aug '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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Intel Core i5-9600K $190Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $34
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