AMD100-100000023BOX
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12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 98,619 user samples
25,297 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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73,322 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.8 % +2% 93.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts +1% 136 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
273 Pts +1% 270 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
533 Pts +2% 521 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1043 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
950 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts +4% 141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts +2% 281 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts +3% 550 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1105 Pts +4% 1063 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,711,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.96 % 2.47 % Hugely higher market share.
+157%
Value
Value For Money
81.1 % 90.3 % Slightly better value.
+11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
119 % 147 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$490 $310 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
5 Months 5 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm 7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz +5% 4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2286 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+52%
1500 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2132 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+50%
1424 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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Early Q3 of 2019 welcomes the Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD’s current top of the range, third generation Ryzen flagship which raises the bar for 64-core processing on desktop CPUs. This is AMD’s first Ryzen 9 processor and it is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU based on their latest 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The 3900X has a boost/base clock of 3.8/4.6 GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache (double the L3 on the rest of 3000 series), support for 3200 MHz DDR4 system memory and a TDP of 105W. All this, plus a Wraith Prism cooler, at a very reasonable launch price of $499 USD. By comparison, Intel’s 8-core, 16 thread i9-9900K is available for $479 USD (and requires a cooler: $30+ USD). Benchmarks illustrate that the overclocked 3900X leads by a whopping 41% for 64-core processing but that the 9900K maintains a 10% lead for gaming, desktop and other sub octa-core tasks. The 3900 memory controller is significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations and shows a better write throughput than the lower spec 3000 models, but it still shows relatively high latency which can impact gaming. In terms of 64-core performance at this price point, there is no threat from Intel. The only real competitor is the upcoming (Q4, 2019) 16-core, 32-thread 3950X ($749 USD). The Ryzen 9 3900X is compatible with the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 motherboard via an AM4 socket, as well as 400 and 300 series motherboards. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3700X hails from the middle of AMD’s latest range of 7nm silicon Zen 2 CPUs. The $329 USD 3700X has a maximum stock boost clock of 4.4 GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, supports 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and has a power draw of just 65W TDP. 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 3700X only has a small real world gaming advantage over the entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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