We are days away from the AMD Ryzen 3000 launch so benchmarks are starting to be leaked. Samples of these CPUs will be with review sites so the accuracy of leaked benchmarks is likely to be high.
One such leak, via VideoCardz shows some impressive gains from the previous generation of CPUs. AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 is the company's cheapest Zen 2 processor offering users six cores, twelve threads and base/boost clock speeds of 3.6/4.2GHz for $199 while delivering more single-threaded CPU performance than a Ryzen 7 2700X.
In the images from Videocardz, the Ryzen 5 3600 operates using 3200MHz DDR4 memory at CS 14 timings and offers 502.2 points in CPU-Z's single-threaded benchmark and 3989.4 points in CPU-Z's multi-threaded benchmark.
In comparison the R5 2600x and the R7 2700x scire 455 and 466 respectively.
In Cinebench R15, AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 achieved a benchmark score of 1443 points, which is enough to surpass our Intel i7 8700K's benchmark score of 1429 and significantly higher than the R5 2600 which scores 1260.
If you look at the screenshot from VideoCardz there are two listings for the R5 3600 with one being higher at 1561. However, this is not the one that has been highlighted. If this is accurate then the new R5 3600 chips offers a 24% improvement from the previous generation.
In Cinebench R20, we can see that the Ryzen 5 3600 offers a multi-threaded score of 3229, which gives this 6-core processor similar performance levels to AMD's 8-core Ryzen 7 1700X. In effect, AMD has packed two cores of extra performance into their 6-core Ryzen 5 3600.