IntelBX80646I34340
AMD100-100000031BOX

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 955,892 user samples
787 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 47% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 47% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 432nd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
955,105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
64.4 % 83.5 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
77.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
95.1 Pts 130 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
167 Pts 256 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+53%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
247 Pts 480 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+94%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts 798 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+217%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+10%
86.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
200 Pts 272 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+36%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 534 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+91%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 875 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+211%
Market Share
Based on 44,920,840 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 4.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
85.3 % 87.2 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
48 % 92 % Hugely more popular.
+92%
Price
Price (score)
$100 Much cheaper.
+58%
$237
Age
Newest
96 Months 24 Months Much more recent.
+75%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts More energy efficient.
+17%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 1123 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+297%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts 1044 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+309%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The Intel Core i3-4340 is a budget dual-core four threaded 4th generation Haswell processor released in Q3 2013. At the time of release it was the top end Haswell Core i3 chip – offering great value for money, performance and power efficiency. It scores a strong effective speed of 89% with its base clock of 3.6 GHz which means that users will experience smooth and fast performance with the majority of desktop applications. Its two cores and four virtual cores are adequate for most games. The i3-4340 features Intel HD Graphics 4600 which are probably okay for playing some older games in 720p and are comparable AMD integrated graphics (for example, on the AMD A10-5800k) when it comes to 3D gaming. But serious gamers will need to have enough money left over after purchasing the i3-4340 to spend on a stand alone GPU. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good 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. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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