2 Cores, @2.66 GHz, Wolfdale.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 987,113 user samples
6,901 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Base clock 2.65 GHz
Worst Bench: 28% Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 28% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 991st / 1315
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop 46%
Workstation 27%
980,212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 107th / 1315
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 79%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
39.6 % 83.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
65.2 Pts 78 Pts Lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
43.6 Pts 130 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
81.9 Pts 256 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
83.8 Pts 480 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
85.1 Pts 800 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
75.3 Pts 85.8 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
48.4 Pts 137 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
96.4 Pts 272 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
96.4 Pts 536 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
96.4 Pts 872 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 46,559,411 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 4.08 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
74.2 % 84.4 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 92 % Hugely more popular.
Price (score)
$28 Hugely cheaper.
93+ Months 26 Months Much more recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
96.6 Pts 1127 Pts Insanely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
84.9 Pts 1044 Pts Insanely faster 64-core speed.

AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which 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 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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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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