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Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 35,336 user samples
133 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 150% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 120% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 120% Great: 150%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 133%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 291%
UFO
35,203 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
133 % Much faster effective speed.
+55%
85.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts +3% 108 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts +3% 412 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
4286 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+379%
895 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts +4% 118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
471 Pts +1% 467 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
5077 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+406%
1004 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,618,908 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.67 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,600%
Value
Value For Money
68.9 % 106 % Much better value.
+54%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 109 % Much more popular.
+51%
Price
Price (score)
$1,666 $162 Hugely cheaper.
+90%
Age
Newest
2+ Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
18 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts +4% 114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts +4% 123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
451 Pts +1% 447 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
493 Pts +1% 487 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
4805 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+396%
969 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
5260 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+420%
1011 Pts
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AMD's new top-of-the-line Ryzen Threadripper is now here, boasting 32 cores at a base clock of 3.0Ghz and a boost of 4.2Ghz. On paper, it seems like a processor with tremendous value for money, with an MSRP of $1799, $200 less than Intel's top-end i9-7980XE, while offering 32 cores compared to the Intel's 18 cores. However, benchmarks show that this processor, despite its monstrous multi-core performance of over 4000 points in UserBenchmark and over 5000cb in Cinebench R15, real-world performance, especially in Windows 10 (due to Window's scheduler) is severely hampered by memory bandwidth limitations due to X399 only supporting Quad-channel ram (compared to EPYC's Octa-channel support). This means that only 2 of the 4 dies (16 cores) are directly connected to the RAM, while the remaining 2 dies have to go through the infinity fabric. Running the 2990WX on Linux improves its performance in some cases, but the memory bandwidth bottleneck is a hardware limitation. As such, in many real-world applications, the 2950X and the i9-7980XE beats the 2990WX, especially in memory intensive workloads and gaming. That being said, users should consider the 2950X, which is half the price of the 2990WX and in many applications outperforms the 2990WX. [Aug '18 geistrucker]

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The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. 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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