IntelBX80684I59400F
AMD100-100000031BOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 67,019 user samples
23,656 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
43,363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.6 % 88.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 130 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts 257 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts 496 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
665 Pts 811 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+22%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
669 Pts 1046 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+56%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts 271 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts 535 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts 884 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+24%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 1115 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+56%
Market Share
Based on 20,344,320 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.05 % 3.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+191%
Value
Value For Money
98.6 % +1% 97.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
158 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
140 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 Cheaper.
+28%
$195
Age
Newest
7 Months 2 Months Much more recent.
+71%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.2 GHz +2%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is one of five new processors based on the latest Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture. This 6-core, 12-threaded processor is priced at $199 USD and succeeds the Zen+ Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 18% in terms of average effective speed and 12% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600's base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz match the previous gen hex-core Ryzen 5 2600X and therefore indicate an 11% clock for clock (IPC) improvement over the previous generation. The Ryzen 5 3600 is in competition with Intel’s hex-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core advantage over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single, quad and hex core workloads which translates to 14% higher fps for gamers. Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can impact gaming. The Ryzen 3000 processors all include coolers and although they will be launched alongside the new mainstream X570 chipset (which is PCIe 4.0 enabled), they are backwards compatible with 400 and even the 300 series motherboards. At $198 USD, the 3600 offers reasonable value for workstation users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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