Real World Speed
Performance profile from 649,674 user samples
12,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
637,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 75th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.3 % +2% 86.9 %
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
0 % FarC5 1%, SotTR 0%, Rage2 1%, Witcher3 0%, Civ6 1%, MetroEx 0%, Sekiro 2% BFV 0%, ACO 4%, Wolf2 0%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
0 % FarC5 1%, SotTR 0%, Rage2 1%, Witcher3 0%, Civ6 1%, MetroEx 0%, Sekiro 2% BFV 0%, ACO 4%, Wolf2 0%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
4 % BFV 2%, SotTR 7%, MetroEx 1%, Divis2 7%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78.2 Pts 78.5 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts +4% 136 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
279 Pts +4% 268 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts +3% 510 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
950 Pts +3% 920 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88.1 Pts +1% 87.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
149 Pts +5% 142 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
296 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+5%
281 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
572 Pts +4% 549 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1051 Pts +3% 1018 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,120,950 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 2.93 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,564%
Value
Value For Money
84.6 % 86.7 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 89 % Much more popular.
+65%
Price
Price (score)
$325 $280 Cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
11+ Months Much more recent.
+52%
23 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1571 Pts +5% 1502 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1480 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+5%
1405 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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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2021 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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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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