AMD's new Ryzen 5 3600 zips past a Ryzen 7 2700X and an Intel Core i7-8700 on UserBenchmark
The Ryzen 5 3600 is currently the entry-level chip in AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 lineup. It’s a 6-core processor that can utilize 12 threads, and it has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz with a boost up to 4.2 GHz. The expected price for the Ryzen 5 3600 desktop processor is US$199, so this is an affordable product that apparently can deliver performance that seems way beyond its price point.
The average benchmark score for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 that was spotted on UserBenchmark by Tum Apisak was a credible 103%, which puts the chip in 28th position (out of 1,159) in the database’s charts. The multi-core speed test was particularly outstanding, with the Matisse CPU amassing 1,074 points or 161%. A much more expensive Intel Core i7-9700K scored 1,072 points in the multi-core speed test, which demonstrates the rapid pace the Ryzen 5 3600 can operate at.
The Ryzen 3000-series processor’s average score of 103% places it ahead of other more-expensive chips, such as the Ryzen 7 2700X and the i7-8700. So far, the tests are only based on a couple of samples, so there is headroom for errors. However, the current user value rating of 147% for the Ryzen 5 3600 is incredibly high, and it is only beaten by the Ryzen 5 2600 and the i7-8700K.