IntelBX80648I75960X
AMD100-100000031BOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Haswell-E.
Release date: Q3 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,088,107 user samples
15,468 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 235th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
1,072,639 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 207th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.5 % 83.1 % +3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
76.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
100 Pts 133 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
201 Pts 259 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+29%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
398 Pts 483 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
718 Pts 792 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+10%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.3 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
87.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
128 Pts 141 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
254 Pts 281 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
502 Pts 546 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
920 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+6%
869 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,097,507 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 1.41 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,425%
Value
Value For Money
72.8 % 116 % Much better value.
+59%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 94 % Much more popular.
+68%
Price
Price (score)
$400 $84 Much cheaper.
+79%
Age
Newest
118 Months 59 Months Much more recent.
+50%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+20%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1353 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+24%
1091 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1075 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+8%
999 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell-E Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Intel 5960X sports eight cores and sixteen threads. That's two more cores than we have ever seen on a consumer processor before and as such this $1,000 processor offers record breaking multi-threaded CPU horsepower. Unfortunately the 5960X is clocked at just 3 GHz base and 3.5 GHz turbo which, for single and dual-core workloads, renders it around 15% slower than a $69 G3258 on stock clocks! The 5960X is only compatible with Intel's new X99 chipset which requires new DDR4 RAM and is currently far more expensive, with little consumer benefit, than DDR3. All in all the i7-5960X processor is largely irrelevant for consumers as it's far far too expensive. [Sep '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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