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AMD RYZEN 5 3600X 6-Core 3.8 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 95W 100-100000022BOX Desktop Processor

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  • 3rd Gen Ryzen
  • Socket AM4
  • Max Boost Frequency 4.4 GHz
  • DDR4 Support
  • L2 Cache 3MB
  • L3 Cache 32MB
  • Thermal Design Power 95W
  • With Wraith Spire cooler

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

Six-core, 12-thread processor based on 7 nm Zen 2 architecture

Everyone deserves a powerful processor. Uncompromising features and smooth performance are finally the standard for every gamer and artist. Powered by the amazing Zen 2 architecture and manufactured using 7 nm process technology, the Ryzen 5 3600X has six cores and 12 threads, offering exceptional parallel computing power to handle demanding tasks and multitasking. An AMD Wraith Spire cooler is bundled, keeping the processor running cool and stable with efficient and quiet cooling.

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AMD Ryzen 5 for Gaming

Elite caliber experiences on competitive titles.

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AMD Ryzen 5 for Streaming

Simultaneous play and capture from one powerful system.

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AMD Ryzen 5 for VR

Experience smooth & responsive cutting-edge VR content.

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AMD Ryzen 5 for Every Creator

Power and performance for developers and enthusiasts alike.

Zen 2—Setting the Bar for High Performance

AMD’s high-performance x86 Core “Zen 2” architecture enables 3rd Gen Ryzen Processors like the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X to deliver the highest single-thread and multi-thread performance of any mainstream desktop processor. For gamers and creators alike, that’s mission-critical performance built to help you win.

Compute Efficiency by Design

The "Zen 2" core is a significant update to the historic "Zen" architecture. Now featuring:

  • Up to 15% more instructions-per-cycle
  • 2X L3 cache capacity (up to 32MB)
  • 2X floating point throughput (256-bit)
  • 2X OpCache capacity (4K)
  • 2X Infinity Fabric bandwidth (512-bit)
  • New TAGE branch predictor

Performance and Efficiency for Next-Gen Applications

Cloud computing, enterprise productivity, immersive visual experiences, gaming and streaming all demand increasing computing performance with optimal energy efficiency. From the very beginning, AMD engineers designed the new “Zen 2” core to meet those demands with more core throughput, larger caches, and powerful multi-threading capabilities.

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AMD StoreMI Technology*

SSDs are fast, but expensive, and offer minimal capacity. Mechanical hard drives boast large capacity for a low price, but are much slower than an SSD. AMD StoreMI technology combines these two types of storage into a single drive and automatically moves the data you access the most to the SSD, so you get the best of both worlds: SSD responsiveness, and mechanical hard disk capacity with its low price.

* AMD StoreMI Technology is included with every motherboard that features an AMD X399 or 400-series chipset. If you have an AMD X399 or 400-series chipset, you can download AMD StoreMI software for free. If you have a socket AM4 motherboard with a 300-series chipset, you can still enjoy the benefits of storage acceleration with Enmotus FuzeDrive software, exclusively for AMD, for an additional fee.

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AMD SenseMI Technology. Technology That Thinks.

AMD introduces SenseMI technology, a set of learning and adapting features that help the AMD Ryzen processor customize its performance to you and your applications. Finally: performance that thinks.

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AMD Ryzen Master Utility for Overclocking

Every AMD Ryzen processor is multiplier-unlocked from the factory, so you can personalize performance to your taste. AMD provides the AMD Ryzen Master utility to access this powerful advantage.

AMD Ryzen Master provides up to four profiles to store custom clocks and voltage adjustments for both the Ryzen CPU and DDR4 memory. You can park cores and adjust memory timings, too.

Note: AMD product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
4/ 5
Great CPU

Pros: You're most likely not gonna need anything more powerful than this CPU,

Cons: Stock fan is good, but way too noisy, even after messing with the fan curve.
I'm gonna get the Hyper 212 EVO cooler.

Overall Review: would've been a perfect purchase if the included fan wasn't way to noisy. but yeah, the CPU it self is a beast.

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1/ 5
Twisted PIN

Pros: .

Cons: My ryzen 3600x came with a twisted pin OUT OF THE BOX. This is probably a very rare scenario but I am 100% sure I didn't twist it myself by accident. I don't think this happened in the shipping process since it was a single one and not one of the border (or even close) as you would expect from a fall or a hit, also the box was in perfect condition.

Very frustrating experience.

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5/ 5
Ridiculously good for the money

Pros: Great workstation performance (Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Davinci Resolve are mostly what I use).
Completely tolerable gaming performance - outdoes my previous two i7s, see below.

Cons: Stock cooler is adequate, but could be better.
Dealing with pins again is weird after a decade or more of Intel chips with BGAs.

Overall Review: I replaced a Z77 motherboard with an AIO water cooler on an i7-3770k (useless for overclocking), 16GB of DDR3-1866, and a 256GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD with this, a Gigabyte X570 motherboard, 32GB of DDR4-3200 CAS 14, and an HP 2TB NVME SSD. Windows 10 booted and activated without a hitch on the old drive, which I then cloned to the new one and booted from it. Installed drivers from Gigabyte's website, and off to the races. Cinebench R20 multithread scores were in the low 1200s before (I have an i7-6700 with 16GB DDR4 at work that is only a tiny bit faster than the 3770, low 1300s at best). High 3400s now. I don't have single core figures for the 3770k, but my 6700 runs 352 and the Ryzen 5 3600 runs 474. A huge improvement already, and now I have an upgrade path again, so I can get a 3800X or whatever later.

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1/ 5
Can't boost to advertised frequencies + issues at launch (some fixed)

Pros: - ok value (compared to 3600, it sucks and I regret paying for the X)
- it works

Cons: - Runs hot and at constant high voltage (1.4 to 1.45)
- The cooler is not efficient enough.
- New premium cooler can still not keep it under 45°C on average at idle and 65°+ when stressed (Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 premium (one of the best air cooler) even with the last amd chipset which fixed the high voltage at idle. Temperature before this cooler was 90° on average when stressed which is not a good indicator of a long longevity.
- max freq is 4.1 GHZ (CPU-Z) and the PC won't boot with MSI game boost (only +200MHz).

Overall Review: I probably lost the silicon lottery but I think AMD just didn't deliver what was promised.
I got a cpu that runs hot, can go to high voltage for a mediocre freq and it wasn't even that cheap since I had to replace the cooler. I'm thinking returning it to AMD because the return period for Newegg is closed. I wonder if a new BIOS will "fix" the low freq. issue.

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Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great performance for the price

Pros: Awsome performance for the price.
Good thermals. Mutch less hot than my previous Coffee Lake CPU.

The cpu run mostly at 4.350 Ghz with water cooling.

Cons: Need some adjustments in the Windows power management : minimal cpu activity was set to 90%

Overall Review: I bought this CPU to replace my Intel core I5-8600k. I was considering buying an i7-9700k.

The Ryzen 3600x gave me more than 50% improvements with less heat (20 degrees lower). It is faster than a i7-8700k.

I did not used the included air cooler. I hooked it to a 240 mm water cooling solution.

In games, I noticed no micro shuttering, wich was the case with my Coffee Lake.

As for the memory compatibility, it is good, but not as good as my Intel platform. XMP Profile might not works. This more a motherboard limitation. I use an Asus ROG 450-F. I recommend reading the memory compatibility list of the motherboard manufacturers.

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5/ 5
Great CPU

Pros: Oc easy to 4.2 all core stable, great gaming CPU an far above for multitasking

Cons: None

Overall Review: Recommend for anyone who does light video editing an gaming you won't regret it

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5/ 5
Ryzen 5-3600X...great value.

Cons: I wish AMD had given the option to purchase the CPU with or without the cooler.
While the stock cooler is said to work well for non-overclocked systems, most 'gamers' will opt for something a bit more robust. We just do.
The price savings could potentially go toward such a cooler for those who desire the option.
The motherboard manufacturer's BIOS support seems to have been caught off guard.
That is not a fault of the chip...obviously.
It is just something to be aware of when purchasing.
I'm sure over time this will be sorted but as of now, you'll need to do a bit of homework.

Overall Review: This processor replaced my Ryzen 5-2600X...which in of itself, is a great performing CPU.
I can't say enough good things about the added 'up-tick' in performance.
My simulation software loads faster and runs very well.
The time it takes to come out of low power state is drastically reduced as well.
It is a great all-round CPU.
I do a fair bit of Handbrake video transcoding of gameplay footage.
It 'chews' through those....hence the 'all-round' classification.

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5/ 5
Throwback to the Clawhammer/ Sledgehammer days!!

Pros: Wraith Spire cooler. For stock use, this cooler is all you need. Cools well and isn't very loud. Price/ performance is fantastic. Compatibility with B3XX-X5XX chipsets.

Cons: Needs BIOS update to work on older boards. If you are upgrading it's no problem. If you're going with B450/ X470 make sure you have access to a different CPU, or make sure your board has BIOS Flashback (my B450 Tomahawk does) ;)

Overall Review: Overall this is a fantastic CPU for the average user that's going to game, surf, stream media, etc. It's also a good jumping off point for streaming and content creation. The 6 cores/ 12 threads give it enough grunt for multithreaded workloads while the improved IPC and larger cache give it a noticeable uptick in gaming performance.

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