IntelBX80684I59600K
AMD100-100000071BOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+20%
233 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps +5% 105 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
130 EFps
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
124 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps 141 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+6%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 177,811 user samples
83,288 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
94,523 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.4 % +0% 93.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 136 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts 269 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts +1% 522 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
749 Pts 949 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
142 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
282 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
604 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
552 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
879 Pts 1062 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+21%
Market Share
Based on 23,933,441 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.71 % 2.19 % Hugely higher market share.
+208%
Value
Value For Money
99.8 % Slightly better value.
+11%
89.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
186 % More popular.
+16%
161 %
Price
Price (score)
$218 Much cheaper.
+32%
$320
Age
Newest
15 Months 6 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz +5% 4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
876 Pts 1505 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+72%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
757 Pts 1426 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+88%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. It 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 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 heavily hyped 3700X offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even 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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