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CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

(152 Ratings, 4.9 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

AMD

Model

100-100000031BOX

Part #

  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • 100-100000031BOX

Manufacturer

AMD

Core Count

6

Core Clock

3.6 GHz

Boost Clock

4.2 GHz

TDP

65 W

Series

AMD Ryzen 5

Microarchitecture

Zen 2

Core Family

Matisse

Socket

AM4

Integrated Graphics

None

Maximum Supported Memory

128 GB

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

L1 Cache

  • 6 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 6 x 64 kB Data

L2 Cache

6 x 512 kB

L3 Cache

2 x 16 MB

Lithography

7 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    prayogahs
    • 94 points
    • 5 months ago

    from completed build Sirius T10 6.4L SFF ITX Build

    Very nice update from i5 7500 and no issues handling AAA games. Got minor issues with BIOS and temps but latest drivers fixed them

    TheSniperSteve
    • 60 points
    • 6 months ago

    from completed build Ryzen 3600 & Radeon RX 5700

    At 199.99 this CPU is a great deal. It matches the Intel i7-9700K in single threaded performance, exceeds in multi-threaded performance, and does it all with less power and almost a $150 lower price tag (at the time of this writing). Yes, one could buy the 3600x or the 3700x for even more performance, yet the Ryzen 3600 seems to be adequate for the majority of gaming workloads.

    Happiness with purchase: 9/10 - Fantastic value. Kept my build price down significantly, and does everything I need. I sometimes wonder if I should have gone with a 2700X, though that would have inflated the build price.

    the_lost_carrot
    • 53 points
    • 4 months ago

    from completed build The 7&7

    Mine hits 4.1924 GHz, which is spot on for a 4.2 GHz box rating. Quite a nice step up from my R5 2600.

    TheGamingBible
    • 37 points
    • 1 month ago

    Economic, efficient and reviewed
    This CPU has been reviewed by many reliable sources who go further in depth than I ever could but all I can say is that this CPU can tackle gaming, editing and rendering all at good temperatures.

    imlilsteve
    • 35 points
    • 5 months ago

    from completed build 1440p Baller

    Lives up to the hype. There isn't much else to say about it.

    YTRaveInstinct
    • 28 points
    • 3 months ago

    from completed build First Build

    Great CPU, however when I overclock I get worst performance then if I leave PBO and auto overclock on

    tangent_proxy
    • 27 points
    • 1 month ago

    from completed build Spark (mini-ITX build)

    For the cost, there is absolutely nothing I can say negative about it! One of the best cost to performance processors out there today!

    phooeyptooey
    • 25 points
    • 2 months ago

    from completed build 191117 Festivus Miracle

    Ryzen 5 is alive! Without any overclocking it seems ready, willing & able to tackle whatever comes its way.

    1up31
    • 24 points
    • 6 months ago

    Probably the best brand new budget cpu for gaming and productivity. A huge improvement over the i5 4570. 10/10 would buy again.

    bospk
    • 24 points
    • 1 month ago

    The price to performance on this chip is amazing. There's a reason it's coming in on the #1 'best overall' spot on a lot of CPU 2019 round up videos/reviews around the Internet. I do a mix of gaming and design work, and it never misses a beat. Can't recommend this CPU enough.

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