IntelBX80684I99900K
AMD100-100000031BOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 138,975 user samples
85,158 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
53,817 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
88 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
130 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+12%
257 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
496 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1059 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+31%
810 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1502 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+44%
1041 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
271 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
538 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1209 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+38%
879 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1652 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+48%
1117 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,983,141 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.94 % 2.95 % Hugely higher market share.
+214%
Value
Value For Money
88.1 % 98.4 % Slightly better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
135 % 147 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$455 $185 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
11 Months 3 Months Much more recent.
+73%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 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. The Ryzen 3000 processors all include coolers and although they 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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