Intel
AMD100-100000022BOX
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.7 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2015.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 28,870 user samples
11,987 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 43% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 211th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
16,883 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
61.9 % 92 % Much faster effective speed.
+49%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.5 Pts 136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+41%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
184 Pts 267 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+45%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
332 Pts 513 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+55%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts 836 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+72%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts 1083 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+122%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 141 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
232 Pts 280 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+21%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts 551 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts 899 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+47%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts 1141 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+87%
Market Share
Based on 21,717,832 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.74 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,380%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 111 % Hugely more popular.
+88%
Age
Newest
49+ Months 4 Months Hugely more recent.
+92%
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Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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