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AMD100-100000071BOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 133,900 user samples
89,019 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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44,881 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
93.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
136 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
269 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
527 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1059 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
959 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1500 Pts +5% 1429 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
280 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
551 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1209 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
1068 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1656 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
1506 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,154,834 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.95 % 2.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+119%
Value
Value For Money
88 % 91.4 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
141 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
128 %
Price
Price (score)
$455 $305 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
12 Months 3 Months Much more recent.
+75%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 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 Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3700X hails from the middle of AMD’s latest range of 7nm silicon Zen 2 CPUs. The new processors are launched alongside the new X570 chipset, whilst still being backward compatible with 300 and 400 series motherboards. They are also PCIe 4.0 enabled, allowing double the data transfer speeds compared to PCIe 3.0. The $329 USD 3700X has a boost clock of 4.4 GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, supports 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and has a power draw of just 65W TDP. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster for multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster for 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3700X'x memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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