IntelBX80673I97900X
AMD100-100000031BOX

10 Cores, 20 Threads @3.8GHz, Skylake-X.
Release date: Q2 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 85,164 user samples
9,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
75,415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.2 % 88.8 % +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 131 Pts +2%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 258 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
497 Pts +0% 495 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
968 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
814 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1638 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+56%
1051 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
286 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+5%
272 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
570 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
539 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1131 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+28%
884 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1904 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+69%
1129 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,719,670 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 2.66 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,333%
Value
Value For Money
62.9 % 99.3 % Much better value.
+58%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 150 % Hugely more popular.
+138%
Price
Price (score)
$950 $185 Hugely cheaper.
+81%
Age
Newest
28 Months 4 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Much higher core count.
+67%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Much higher thread count.
+67%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz +2% 4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake-X Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2066 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. Although the Ryzen 3000 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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