AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review - Which 3600 to Choose?
We know that AMD Zen 2 architecture brought new excitement for both the users and the market competition. Therefore, in this article, we will be giving basic information about one of the cheapest high-performing members of the Zen 2 architecture family.
Despite being the cheaper member of the 3600 line. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 has unique technologies like the SMT. Of course, there are some reasons why 3600X and 3600XT have higher price tags. And the main reason is, of course, the clock speeds. We see Ryzen 3600, 3600X, and 3600XT get a slightly higher base and turbo clock speeds as the “X” and “XT” are added. So, Ryzen 5 3600 is kind of the basic form of those three. Yet, it still has quite satisfying specifications. That’s why for many users it’s not easy to decide which 3600 to choose. At the same time, this kind of diversity, in general, seems to be more appealing for a wider range of consumers.
Ryzen 5 3600 Specifications
Unlike the cousins the 3600X and 3600XT, the R5 3600 has a Wraith Stealth cooling system which is the cheapest stock cooling solution for the Ryzen series. And again, the Ryzen 5 3600 has slightly lower clock speeds than the other R5 3600 models;
Here, the base clock speed for the Ryzen 5 3600 is 3.6Ghz and the max boost frequency is up to 4.2GHz. Yet, Ryzen 5 3600 has no multiplier lock. So, you may get higher frequencies with proper overclocking. This way you can have a performance near the 3600X but when boosted, the 3600X still will be performing a higher frequency rate. Ryzen 5 3600 has the important and necessary extensions and technologies like Precision Boost 2 and SMT.