Ryzen 5 3600X vs Core i3-9350KF. Can Core Count Beat Clock Speed? 9 Games Testing Benchmarks

Gamers are still curious about the rivalry between clock speed and core count. Recent 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs got more cores and threads than core-i opponents. Can AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (4.3 GHz overclock) win Intel core i3-9350KF (5.2 GHz overclock)? Ryzen 5 3600X has 6 cores and 12 threads but the counterpart has 4 cores and 4 threads only.

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5.2 GHz overclock vs. 6 cores and 12 threads

‘Benchmark’ channel on YouTube tests nine games to compare AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and Intel Core i3-9350KF. Far Cry New Dawn, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Hitman 2, Resident Evil 2, World War Z, Counter-strike: Global Offensive, Battlefield V, Metro Exodus and Shadow of the Tomb Raider test two CPUs on 1080p medium settings with testing hardware Nvidia RTX 2080 and 16 GB DDR4 3400 MHz (2×8) RAM.

Ryzen 5 3600X [avg frame rate] Сore i3-9350KF [avg frame rate]
Far Cry New Dawn 122 135
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 125 102
Hitman 2 105 113
Resident Evil 2 216 213
World War Z 258 245
Counter-strike: Global Offensive 595 656
Battlefield V 191 169
Metro Exodus 169 176
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 137 142
Average total 213 217

The winner is core i3-9350KF that could boost till 5.2 GHz frequency rate. Sorry, core count choice, you lose this time. However, AMD CPUs attract PC builders with low prices and stock cooler included package. Thanks to the ‘Benchmark’ channel which spend their precious time for testing nine games in their own built testing PC.

Source: Benchmark via Youtube

Ameena Dalia

Finance and Entertainment Reporter

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