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AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT CPU Review

How Much Does it Cost?

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT is available right now from most major retailers. It’ll set you back just £229.99, which is pretty modest for a CPU with this level of features. 6 cores, 12 threads, and competitive clock speeds are certainly appealing. It’s the same price as the original 3600 launch price, albeit that’s now cheaper. Plus, it’s basically the same as the Intel 10600K, which is the main competitor.

Overview

The AMD range is really pretty killer right now, they’ve got some really strong products, really competitive prices, and their performance has never been so good. With each new launch, they’re fine-tuning their efficiency, boost performance and single-core performance and it really shows in the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT most of all.

Cores

The thing that struck me the most about this CPU is the single core performance. Hitting 213 points in CineBench R15 is seriously impressive. That’s better than the i9-9900K, which hit 205 points. However, the 10900K still holds the top spot at 225, but that’s a much more expensive and powerful CPU overall, only making 213 most so much more impressive. 6-Cores and 12-threads is really a sweet spot too, perfect for gaming, but still giving you some extra punch for productivity and moderate video rendering abilities. Plus, it’s not going to get as hot as the 8-core parts and you get higher per-core speeds anyway.

Gaming & Beyond

It’s a big improvement yet again, as with virtually every benchmark, the Ryzen 5 3600XT improved on the scores of its predecessor perfectly. Gaming performance was excellent, no doubt helped by the improved single-core performance. Intel still has the lead on gaming performance, but honestly, the gap is a lot smaller right now, we’re taking 5-6 FPS rather than double digits like it used to be.

Should I Buy One?

Right now, there are a lot of great options for your new work and gaming PC. The Ryzen 5 3600XT is in a really strong position though, offering performance that can match that of much more expensive models. However, at just £225 it’s not overly expensive either. It’s about the same price as some competitive Intel options, but you don’t get PCIe Gen 4 on the Intel options just yet.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT CPU Review

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