The Hygon C86 series includes 14nm processors. These chips are nearly identical to AMD Ryzen processors. In fact, Chinese-made processors even have to plug into the same AM4 sockets. In most cases, however, the chips are soldered to the motherboard.
The Hygon C86 3185 is equipped with eight Zen cores. The chip operates at a base clock speed of 2 GHz and can accelerate to 3.4 GHz. There is also 4 MB of L2 cache and 16 MB of L3 cache.
The processors were compared to the Ryzen 5 5600X. The latter, of course, was the leader in the single-core test. In the multi-core test, the pair of Hygon chips outperformed the Ryzen 5 5600X by 12% and 13% in Cinebench R20 and R23, respectively. In the Blender and x264 HD Benchmark tests, the two C86 3185s performed 23% and 33% better.
Overall, gaming tests have shown that the C86 3185 chips, at least in dual configuration, have good gaming performance. When paired with a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, the processors had no problem delivering excellent frame rates at 1080p and 4K resolutions.