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CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

(75 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
    • 89 points
    • 2 months ago

    from completed build Ying 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
    • 51 points
    • 3 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
    • 39 points
    • 1 month 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.

    YTRaveInstinct
    • 23 points
    • 16 days 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

    1up31
    • 22 points
    • 3 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.

    imlilsteve
    • 20 points
    • 2 months ago

    from completed build 1440p Baller

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

    yuanfanz
    • 19 points
    • 1 month ago

    Definitely a great deal and good enough on performance with the stock cooler. I'm trying to keep the cost cheap as possible so I did not push the CPU selection. Especially I got a great deal from google express which saved me extra $20 on an already low price.

    Spectre23
    • 17 points
    • 2 months ago

    Crazy fast for the price. Runs a little hotter than my 2600 did, but also benchmarks at nearly 60% faster.

    jon_peter
    • 17 points
    • 15 days ago

    from completed build PowerMac R5 (Late 2019)

    6 cores/12 threads is a very good mid-range spec to have in a desktop computer for most people. handles my photo editing with ease. macOS doesn't have much as far as gaming, so I can't really speak to it's capabilities there

    Edpat18
    • 16 points
    • 3 months ago

    from completed build Wife B-Day Present

    Works as advertised. Tested on userbenchmark will test further but satisfied.

    Warning. Must have 500 series board or a 1st/2nd gen CPU to update bios on 2nd gen boards. Will not power up to POST without that.

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