IntelBX80673I97980X
AMD100-100000031BOX

18 Cores, 36 Threads @2.60 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q3 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 129,567 user samples
2,395 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 125%
UFO
127,172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
83.3 % 88.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 130 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts 257 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts 491 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
920 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+14%
805 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
271 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts +5% 540 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1136 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+30%
877 Pts
Market Share
Based on 23,788,145 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 3.35 % Insanely higher market share.
+16,650%
Value
Value For Money
51.7 % 98.6 % Hugely better value.
+91%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 168 % Hugely more popular.
+155%
Price
Price (score)
$1,575 $185 Hugely cheaper.
+88%
Age
Newest
27+ Months 6 Months Much more recent.
+78%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3357 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+197%
1131 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2631 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+152%
1043 Pts
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Just get a Ryzen... [Oct '19 NiftyNiffler]

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor that is priced at $190 USD and 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 around 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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