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Userbenchmark Reportedly Favors Intel Comet Lake CPUs Over Ryzen, Ever More than Before

In what is likely to come as a relief for Intel fans, the Comet Lake-S based Core i5-10600 reportedly scores better than the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 in Userbenchmark. The folks over at Notebookcheck spotted a leaked listing for the Intel i5-10600 was spotted on the benchmarking platform by tipster TUM_APISAK.

The i5-10600 delivered an overall benchmark score of 91.4 percent, deemed “outstanding.” This is in comparison to the AMD Ryzen 5 3600, which scored 87.9 percent in the test suite. It’s important to note, though, that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600’s score is an average of over 216,000 runs, while we’re looking at a single benchmarking run for the Comet Lake i5. 

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Moreover, it’s important to note that the Userbenchmark result indicates a high-performance figure in single-threaded workloads, with the Intel i5-10600 scoring 143. This is in-line with expectations, considering the relatively high turbo. The Intel i5-10600 had an average Turbo boost clock of 4.15 GHz. This is notably faster than the 3600 and roughly in line with boost clocks for that higher-binned AMD Ryzen 5 3600X. 

What’s puzzling about the scores, though, is that the Ryzen 5 3600 actually beats the Core i5-10600 in all the individual scores. The Intel part scored higher overall, though, only because single-threaded performance is given higher weightage by Userbenchmark. There was a considerable hue and cry earlier when Userbenchmark’s weights were changed around the time Ryzen arrived on the picture. The benchmark itself appears to now be biased towards Intel hardware.

While performance on par with the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is a good thing in the here and now for the 6-core, 12-thread Intel part, it remains to be seen how the Core i5-10600 will compete with the Ryzen 4000 desktop parts arriving later this year. If the 10600 loses to the Ryzen 5 3600 in a biased benchmark, it’s hard to say how it’ll perform up against 4th gen Ryzen

Arjun

Penguin-published author, and journalist. Loves PC hardware but has terrible hand-eye coordination. Most likely to be found playing Total War or watching weird Russian sitcoms.

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