The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Geekbench and UserBenchmark scores were leaked soon after the global Zen 2 launch at Computex 2019. The 7nm based Zen 2 chips were faster than both the Ryzen 7 2700X as well as the Threadripper 1920X in both the single-threaded as well as multi-threaded tests, but a tad bit slower than the Coffee Lake chips on account of the slower clocks. Now, a Ryzen 5 3600 benchmark has surfaced with faster 3000MHz DDR4 memory and the CPU is even faster than the earlier leaked benchmark.
Although the multi-core performance is more or less unaffected, the single threaded score is higher by almost 100 points. This makes the mid-range Ryzen 3000 processor 25% faster than the last-gen Ryzen 5 2600 and almost 40% faster than the first-gen Zen part. This is a significant IPC boost and by far the highest we’ve seen this decade.
Comparing the third-gen Ryzen 5 to the Intel product-stack, owing to the higher clock speeds, the Coffee Lake parts are still somewhat faster, but if you compare it to the similarly clocked i3-8350K (CFL), they are both more or less on par with each other. We are comparing the IPC or single-threaded performance here, not the multi-threaded, so the core count won’t have an impact, only the clocks.
The multi-threaded performance is not increased by much but it’s still faster than most of the products in the sub-$250