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  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Linux Performance

    Phoronix: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Linux Performance

    Now that the new AMD Ryzen 3000 series are running great with the latest Linux distributions following prominent motherboard vendors issuing BIOS updates that correct the "RdRand" issue, we're moving on with looking at the performance of the rest of the Ryzen 3000 series line-up while having freshly re-tested the processors under Ubuntu 19.04. Up for exploration today is the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, the six-core / 12-thread processor retailing for about $250 USD.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=28176

  • #2
    It would have been interesting to include the 8700K in this review to compare 6 core/12 thread processing directly. The 8700k is going for ~$370 nowadays, so it would be interesting to see how much the extra $120 is worth.

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    • #3
      It's astonishing how close this comes to 9900k (not to mention it beats it in some benchmarks). However, the 3600X is still a bad buy. Simply because the 3600 does everything 3600X does, but is 25% cheaper.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bug77 View Post
        It's astonishing how close this comes to 9900k (not to mention it beats it in some benchmarks). However, the 3600X is still a bad buy. Simply because the 3600 does everything 3600X does, but is 25% cheaper.
        Ryzen 5 3600 is amazing value for money, I use it for office and simple gaming PCs

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        • #5
          Formally speaking, they aren't BIOS updates, but firmware updates (UEFI more precisely). BIOS hasn't been used in motherboards for quite some time already.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bug77 View Post
            However, the 3600X is still a bad buy. Simply because the 3600 does everything 3600X does, but is 25% cheaper.
            Probably X CPUs and XT GPUs are for non overclockers or for these who are willing to pay for faster default or just more for more quality silicon or ... you name it

            Same story like with RX 5700 vs RX 5700 XT vs 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition
            Last edited by dungeon; 08-18-2019, 05:23 PM.

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            • #7
              actually came out slightly ahead of the Ryzen 7 2600X.
              Should be 2700X. Speaking of which, it feels like I just bought mine, but the 3000 series looks like a nice improvement, especially per/watt. I could use 40 less watts in my desktop case, but I'm not sure that's worth the added price :/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by shmerl View Post
                Formally speaking, they aren't BIOS updates, but firmware updates (UEFI more precisely). BIOS hasn't been used in motherboards for quite some time already.
                ASUS calls it a UEFI BIOS. Right on the splash screen.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Zan Lynx View Post

                  ASUS calls it a UEFI BIOS. Right on the splash screen.
                  Not very correct then BIOS explicitly refers to legacy case, while the general term for it all is simply "motherboard firmware".

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS

                  BIOS (/ˈbaɪɒs/ BY-oss; an acronym for Basic Input/Output System and also known as the System BIOS, ROM BIOS or PC BIOS) is non-volatile firmware used to perform hardware initialization during the booting process (power-on startup), and to provide runtime services for operating systems and programs.
                  <...>
                  Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a successor to the legacy PC BIOS, aiming to address its technical shortcomings.
                  So while some are still calling it BIOS out of habit, it's better to use the general term.
                  Last edited by shmerl; 08-18-2019, 07:26 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Pretty impressive. AMD managing to win a few on a wattage basisvis perhaps the most interesting result here. Pretty much removes most arguments for buying Intel.

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