AMD100-100000065BOX
$300
AMD100-100000071BOX
 $300 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 373,958 user samples
5,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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368,499 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.2 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
86.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+12%
78.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
268 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
569 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+11%
511 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
933 Pts +1% 922 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
88.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
163 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
142 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
282 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
551 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1000 Pts 1023 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 35,898,720 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.96 % 3.3 % Hugely higher market share.
+244%
Value
Value For Money
95.1 % Slightly better value.
+10%
86.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
198 % More popular.
+12%
176 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $280 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
16 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm 7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz +5% 4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1293 Pts 1515 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+17%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1203 Pts 1418 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+18%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The heavily hyped 3700X, paired with a 2060S, offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even 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 3700X severely bottlenecks a 2070S: gamers should investigate the 9600K, which is both cheaper and faster[Jul '19 CPUPro]

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