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AMD Ryzen 5 3600

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

Price
$172.49
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Price
$220.49
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Availability
Out of Stock

Last time in stock: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Availability
Out of Stock

Last time in stock: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Brand
AMD
Brand
AMD
Model
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • 100-100000031BOX
Model
  • Ryzen 5 3600X
  • 100-100000022BOX
Release Date
📅 July 2019

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Release Date
📅 July 2019

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Performance
(Charts)
43rd / 297
Performance
(Charts)
30th / 297
Effective Value
18th / 157
Effective Value
39th / 157
TDP
🔌 65 Watts
TDP
🔌 95 Watts
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Series
Ryzen 5
Series
Ryzen 5
Core Name
Matisse
Core Name
Matisse
Socket
AM4
Socket
AM4
Integrated Graphics
None
Integrated Graphics
None
CPU Cores
6
CPU Cores
6
CPU Threads
12
CPU Threads
12
CPU Clock Rate
3600MHz
CPU Clock Rate
3800MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate
4200MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate
4400MHz
CPU Cooler included
Yes
CPU Cooler included
Yes
Manufacturing Process
7 nm
Manufacturing Process
7 nm
Maximum Supported Memory
64GB
Maximum Supported Memory
64GB
Cache L3
16.00MB
Cache L3
16.00MB
Critic Reviews

"With a price of $200, the Ryzen 5 3600 is the price/performance king in its segment. It offers more application performance than anything comparable and is close enough in gaming. Pair that with the slightly lower platform cost on AMD than on Intel (don't bother with the expensive X570 motherboards), as well as the improved memory compatibility, an ..."

Critic Reviews

"When the Ryzen 3000 Series was released the processor that was given the most praise was the Ryzen 9 3900X as it should. The 12-core, 24-thread monster pretty much destroyed the competition. While this processor is great, not everyone has $499 to spend..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 🆚 Ryzen 5 3600X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 3600:

  • 22% cheaper, you can save $48.00.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X:

  • Slightly better average gaming performance, around 3%.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
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