Real World Speed
Performance profile from 261,806 user samples
19,173 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
242,633 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.3 % +1% 87.5 %
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
0 % BFV 1%, SotTR 0%, Rage2 0%, Sekiro 1%, Wolf2 0% FarC5 1%, Witcher3 0%, Civ6 0%, ACO 0%, MetroEx 0%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
1 % BFV 1%, SotTR 1%, MetroEx 2%, Divis2 1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78.1 Pts +1% 77.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts +1% 135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
273 Pts +2% 268 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
528 Pts +2% 520 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1019 Pts +0% 1015 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.2 Pts 87.9 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
147 Pts +2% 144 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
292 Pts +2% 287 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts +1% 559 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1098 Pts 1098 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,566,372 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 0.94 % Hugely higher market share.
+944%
Value
Value For Money
66.4 % 76.2 % Better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 73 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$783 $459 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
15+ Months Much more recent.
+42%
26 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2259 Pts 2271 Pts +1%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2098 Pts +0% 2091 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 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 adversely impacts 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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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