If you are in the market for an AMD CPU, it may make sense to consider the Ryzen 5 3600 as a viable option as it is now available at the lowest price so far.
The processor is generally regarded as the perfect balance between performance and value. The Ryzen 5 3600 is suitable for demanding games as general everyday tasks and has managed to consolidate a place as a focal point for mid and even high-end gaming builds. In many ways, this is an example of AMD’s efforts to offer products at competitive prices without sacrificing performance.
Here is the official blurb from AMD:
“Say hello to your esport friend. Everyone deserves a powerful processor. Ultimately, uncompromising functionality and smooth performance are the standard for every player and artist. “
Over on Amazon.com, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is now available at a price that even the most frugal builder should like – $ 154.99. That’s $ 44.00 less than the full list price – an all-time low. For a processor that was released just over a year ago and is recommended by practically anyone with a good understanding of putting together affordable yet powerful gaming builds, these are some serious savings.
For the money, you get a Zen2 7-nm CPU with six cores, 12 threads, 3.6 GHz base clock rate, 4.2 GHz boost clock speed, 35 MB GameCache, PCIe 4.0 and support for up to 128 GB Two-channel DDR4 3200 RAM and a 65 W TDP. You will of course need an AM4 socket motherboard, and it is worth noting that the Ryzen 5 only supports 3600 PCIe 4.0 in conjunction with X570 motherboards.
In addition to AMD’s award-winning Precision Boost Overdrive, the processor is also delivered fully unlocked and overlockable. The package also includes a powerful AMD Wraith stealth cooler to boot, which will save you even more money if you are aiming for a full build.
Whether the price cut is permanent or not is unclear, but we wouldn’t recommend sitting on it and taking the risk of missing something.