AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review: Best Mid-Range Processor

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Every now and forth there is a new CPU entering the market. To create a powerful CPU we need a powerful processor with the right combination of price, cores, frequency, performance, features, and a compatible motherboard to enhance the performance. One such CPU is the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 which is the best budget range CPU that provides the perfect number of cores and better base frequency.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is a 12 thread processor having 6 cores. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and it can boost up to 4.2 GHz. It also has AM 4 socket and is a 3rd generation Processor It has a TDP of 65W which means it requires a 65W CPU cooler but you don’t have to worry as the AMD processor already comes with a slim stock cooler capable of keeping chip cool. It has a 7nm Zen 2 processor node. It’s the successor of Ryzen 5 2600.

 

AMD RYZEN 5 3600 SPECIFICATIONS

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has a 7nm single chipset that houses 6 cores and its multithreading ability gets boosted with the availability of 12 threads. It has a 35MB cache. 

Cores/Threads

6/18

Turbo Clock

4.2GHz

Base Clock

3.6GHz

TDP

65W

Total Cache

35MB

Price

₹ 17,599.00 

  

AMD RYZEN 5 3600 PERFORMANCE

It’s a more modest processor that can even compete with intel core i7-8700K. It even competes close with its X variant. AMD Ryzen 5 3600X  has almost the same specifications in terms of single and multicore performance. Though AMD Ryzen 5 3600X price has a  vast price difference.

Its average gaming performance level matches with Intel Core i9-990K, Core i7-8700K, and even Ryzen  9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3700X in terms of 1080p and 4K  quality level.

 So we can conclude that AMD Ryzen 3600 is a beast CPU in terms of the price range

  

AMD RYZEN 5 3600 VS AMD RYZEN 3600 X

AMD Ryzen 3600X is an upgraded version of AMD Ryzen 5 3600. Almost all basic features are the same but they only have few distinct features

BASED ON PERFORMANCE

Both of these processors have 6 cores and 12 threads with 7nm and Zen 2 processing power. AMD Ryzen 3600X  has a base frequency of 3.8 GHz which can boost up to 4.4 GHz whereas AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz which can boost up to 4.2 GHz which is almost 5.56% faster CPU speed and almost 0.2 GHz higher overclock speed. AMD Ryzen  5 3600 has a TDP of 65 W whereas Ryzen 3600X has a TDP of 95W. The thermal design power (TDP) is the power used by the system to cool the system, the lower the TDP consumes less power. Both of these processors have a 7 nm semiconductor chip.

Both have 32 MB L3 cache memory, 3 MB L2 cache memory, and has  384 KB L1 cache memory which keeps the CPU faster and provides wide performance, also each core stores 0.5 MB in L2 cache whereas 5.33 MB by each core in the L3 cache.

 

Ryzen 5 3600

Ryzen 5 3600 X

Price

₹ 17,599.00 

 ₹ 21,499.00

Core/Threads

6/12

6/12

Base Frequency/overclocked frequency

3.6GHz /4.2 GHz

3.8GHz / 4.2 GHz

TDP

65W

95W

Semiconductor

7nm

7nm

Cache memory

35MB

35MB

L2 core

 0.5MB/core

0.5MB/core

L3 core

5.33MB/core

5.33MB/core

Based on MEMORY

Both of the Processors support 3200 MHz of RAM speed, the higher the memory faster the system performance.

The maximum memory bandwidth offered is 47.68 GB/s by both processors, both have 2 memory channel, more the number of channels it changes the rate of data transfer between memory and CPU  and also supports DDR4 RAM

  

AMD RYZEN 5 3600 VS INTEL i-9400f

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 intel

 

AMD RYZEN 3600

INTEL i-9400f

Ryzen 5 3500

Core/threads

6/12

6/6

6/6

Base Frequency

3.6GHz

2.9GHz

3.6GHz

Overclocked Frequency

4.2GHz

4.1GHz

4.1GHz

RAM support

3200MHz

2666MHz

3200MHz

Semiconductor Size

7nm

14nm

7nm

TDP

65W

65W

65W

Cache memory

35MB

12MB

16MB

Memory size

128GB

64GB

128GB

PCle version

4

3

4

Ryzen 5 3600 has 6 core 12 threads whereas i-9400f has 6 core and 6 threads. Clearly, Ryzen 5 3600 is a favourite in terms of cores and threads as more threads provide more multitasking performance.

Ryzen 5 3600 is also a clear favourite in terms of base frequency but its overclocked/turbo frequency does not have much difference. Also, RAM support in Ryzen 5 3600 supports 3200MHz which means Ryzen 5 3600 can provide more fast speed. Also, the semiconductor size of Ryzen 5 3600 is 7nm whereas intel i-9400f is 14nm. The cache memory of Ryzen 5 3600 has a vast difference in front of i-9400f.

Even the memory size of Ryzen 5 3600 is double the times of i-9400f. Even the PCle version  which describes the bandwidth speed and delivers better performance  is more in Ryzen 5 3600

 

COMPATIBLE MOTHERBOARDS FOR Ryzen 5 3600

A most important part of a CPU is the motherboard, the motherboard is a vital part that unites the components of the CPU. It depends on the user’s preference and system requirements. So here we present you some motherboards which are compatible with Ryzen 5 3600.

The basic requirement is that the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 supports AM4 motherboards

 

MSI B450 TOMAHAWK

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

It supports a multi-core CPU. It has unique, ideal, and provides robust performance. Though it has awkward serial number locations. It has high-end sound quality due to its HD capacitor. Though it has very little information in its manual so a beginner may have to struggle setting it up.

ASUS ROG Strix B450-E Gaming

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

This motherboard allows user to make an ultimate gaming budget CPU with high performing functions. It doesn’t come with a bios update but has a wide constant cooling system and provides high speed overclocking speed. It may be expensive for some users but in terms of gaming, it provides high-end performance. 

ASRock B450M Pro4

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

It provides three monitor displays and according to its price it provides exceptional performance and extra features. It is not too costly as compared to other motherboards with the same specifications. It contains DDR4 memory and has a top-class audio capacitor.

Some other motherboards are listed below

AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU is built with the latest X570 chipset in mind which is also compatible with almost every 300,400 and 500 series motherboards. While X570 offers some improvements with overclocking and Pcle 4.0 is even compatible with cheaper motherboards as well.

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