AMD100-100000281BOX
AMD100-100000022BOX
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
105 EFps +4% 101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
130 EFps 131 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
124 EFps +4% 119 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
141 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+8%
131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 123,917 user samples
746 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.55 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 82%
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123,171 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 86%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.5 % +2% 85.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.3 Pts 79.4 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
134 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
278 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
262 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts +4% 492 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
845 Pts +3% 818 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90.1 Pts +1% 88.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
147 Pts +4% 141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
292 Pts +4% 280 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
562 Pts +3% 546 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
909 Pts +3% 882 Pts
Market Share
Based on 31,631,085 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 1.32 % Hugely higher market share.
+725%
Value
Value For Money
92.7 % +0% 92.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 118 % Hugely more popular.
+115%
Price
Price (score)
$225 $209 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
1+ Months Hugely more recent.
+92%
13 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1169 Pts +3% 1137 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1100 Pts +3% 1071 Pts
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The XT series of Ryzen CPUs barely outperform their cheaper X and non-X counterparts: 3600, 3600X, 3800X, 3900X. Outside of encoding workloads such as UserBenchmark 64-core, Cinebench, Blender-CPU and Handbrake-CPU the Ryzen architecture remains limited by relatively high latency and the associated gaming bottleneck (frame drops). Dedicated hardware such as NVENC or QuickSync remains far more efficient than CPU cores for encoding. CPU based encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn. The best value CPU amongst the Ryzen range is the 3300X which is the first design to focus on delivering lower latency, and therefore better performance where users need it, rather than “Moar Coars”. Aside from the army of anonymous influencers on social media (reddit, forums, youtube etc.), users will be hard pressed to find rational arguments that favor the XT variants over their cheaper predecessors. [Jul '20 CPUPro]

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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) August 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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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Intel Core i5-9400F $153Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $315Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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