AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU
AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 CPU has been touted as a price to performance champion, and it’s being offered for just $159.98 shipped, today only, originally $199. It’s perfect for a budget build and offers 6-cores and 12-processing threads, complete with the ultra quiet AMD wraith stealth cooler. The processor is unlocked for a 4.2GHz max boost overclocking with 35MB of game cache and DDR4 3200 RAM support. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
  • The world's most advanced processor in the desktop PC gaming segment
  • Can deliver ultra-fast 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • 6 cores and 12 processing threads bundled with the quiet AMD wraith stealth cooler max temps 95°C
  • 4 2 GHz max boost unlocked for overclocking 35 MB of game cache DDR4 3200 support
  • For the advanced socket AM4 platform can support PCIe 4 0 on x570 motherboards

How does this processor compare with the competition? The Intel Core i5-9400F is its main competitor, and easily stands up to the test. Put simply, the Ryzen 5 3600 is a nice all-round chip that hits high marks in nearly every benchmark, and keeps up with games at either low resolutions or high resolutions.