AMD's Ryzen 5 3600X overtakes Intel's Core i7-9700K in UserBenchmark speed test
Leaks and benchmarks are starting to fly in regard to AMD’s heralded Ryzen 3000 series of chips. Various SKUs have appeared on benchmarks lately, usually offering up incredible results, especially when the expected prices are also taken into account. The Ryzen 5 3600X, which should cost somewhere around US$250, has popped up on UserBenchmark and if the results are genuine, it will have desktop builders salivating at the thought of snapping up one of these budget-friendly behemoths.
The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X sample scored 114% overall as the average bench, placing it in 13th position. The single-core, quad-core, and multi-core scores were all notable, at 143 points, 560 points, and 1,110 points, respectively. As the UserBenchmark listing succinctly puts it: “This is an excellent result.” Of course, with just one sample so far tested, it’s important to be cautious about the result. But it is still worthwhile to note that many of the processors the affordable Ryzen 5 3600X is currently rubbing shoulders with at the top of the chart cost well over US$1,000.
The established sample test scores for some Intel-produced competitors in this particular benchmark will surely delight engineers over at AMD when compared with the new Zen 2 chip. For example, the 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 3600X has landed just above the 8-core, 8-thread Core i7-9700K that managed similar results of 142 points (single-core), 559 points (quad-core), and 1,063 points (multi-core) in UserBenchmark’s tests. However, the processor from the blue team currently costs around US$400, making AMD's chip a price-performance winner in this scenario.