AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6 Core,12 Threads up to 4.2 GHz Max Boost, Socket AM4, 32MB total Cache , 65W TDP , with Wraith Stealth Cooler
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What PB Tech customers are saying about this product...See More Reviews
"Works well, no problems yet"
"Upgraded my motherboard and CPU during the recent Auckland region strict level4 lockdown. Parts picked and despatched the same day, delivered the next despite my rural delivery loc ...view more"
"Probably the best CPU option for most people. Performs well and is priced reasonably."
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AMD Ryzen™ 5 for Gaming
Elite caliber experiences on competitive titles.
AMD Ryzen™ 5 for Streaming
Simultaneous play and capture from one powerful system.
AMD Ryzen™ 5 for VR
Experience smooth & responsive cutting-edge VR content.
AMD Ryzen™ 5 for Every Creator
Power and performance for developers and enthusiasts alike.
AMD Ryzen™ Ready Socket AM4 Platform
AMD's mainstream computing platform, updated with the new PCIe® 4.0 Ready X570 based chipset.
AMD StoreMI Technology
Software that combines the speed of your SSD with the capacity of your hard disk into a single, fast, easy-to-manage drive.
AMD SenseMI Technology
With AMD SenseMI technology, Ryzen™ processors use true machine intelligence to accelerate performance.
AMD Ryzen™ Master Utility
The Simple and Powerful Overclocking Utility for AMD Ryzen™ processors.
AMD Ryzen™ 5 Processors are available in two options: with powerful built-in Radeon™ Vega graphics, or without built-in graphics for users who want to use a discrete graphics card.
# of CPU Cores
# of Threads
Max Boost Clock
Total L2 Cache
Total L3 Cache
TSMC 7nm FinFET
PCI Express® Version
PCIe 4.0 x16
Default TDP / TDP
System Memory Specification
System Memory Type
AMD Ryzen™ Processors
AMD Ryzen™ 5 Desktop Processors
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.
Very Good CPU
Good Price, Good Quality, Good Temperatures.
There is nothing to complain about.
3rd Gen Ryzen with superb power.
If you are trying to decide between this and the 3600X. The X is not worth the extra price.
AMD 5 3600 is very good
literally a i7-8700k but way cheaper and has better peformance
Pairs really well with a 2070 super. Runs any game I throw at it without an issue. And the integrated cooler is quite good to the point that you will probably not need to get an aftermarket one
Great performance, outperforms the i5 9600k unless the latter is overclocked very high. Very fast multi-core speeds for editing photos. Gaming it pushes through anything I shove at it without breaking a sweat. Even if i'm pushing games at 100+ fps, i've never seen the overall CPU usage rise above 50-60% in games, my GTX 1660ti (a great 1080p card) is the bottleneck for this thing. Highly recommend to everyone building a gaming rig/editing rig
Upgraded from the AMD Fx 6300 black edition, and wow - this thing effectively upped the performance by 3 - 4x to say the least. Put it this way, it took more than 2 hours just to do a full hard drive scan with the 6300. With the Ryzen 5 3600, I did it in 26 minutes. Everything is smooth, no hiccups and easy to install. CPU is unlocked from the get go but my mobo's (Gigabyte B450 Gaming X) EasyTune software doesn't recognize it as a overclock-able CPU, hence it's necessary to overclock from BIOS only or a software better than EasyTune.
CPU's temps are manageable, the wraith cooler is good. My only gripe is that it has a audible "whine" and...view more
paired this with a Asrock Phantom4 X570, runs fantastic, Ryzen master had peak speed over 4.2ghz so very happy, coupled with a 5700xt all from PB Tech i have a beast system.
cons had trouble initially as i used an old version of windows and kept getting a BSOD clock_watchdog_timeout. used microsofts upgrade tool to setup a USB with the latest version of windows, wiped my hdd and started again, absolutely no problems since.
CPU is fine, cooler inadequate
The CPU does what it says on the box. Cooler isn't quite up to the task: once the CPU starts working, core temps go up to north of 80C (non-overclocked) and even when lightly loaded the cooler is constantly spinning up and down to keep the CPU below 60C.
Seriously consider a better cooler unless neither noise nor stable temp are a concern.
Good, runs warm.
Great CPU, my first AMD for many years.
Steath cooler is not adequate to run it at stock though, was getting peak temps into the mid to high 90's.
Easy enough to undervolt and get those temps down to the low 70's. I've been running this for 6 months, have not had any other issues.
Mate, it's a banger
There isn't much I can say that hasn't been said.
Epic value for money - great performance for the price.
It's a beast.
Just what my PC needed
AC Valhalla was a glitchy mess till I installed this with an AS rock 540 Thunder. Now it's buttery goodness. Though Cyberpunk 2077 is still a glitchy mess, but it looks and runs mint.
This is the sweet spot, easy install, thermal paste pre applied to the stock cooler which is good enough imo until you look at OC.
Powerful mid-range CPU
Used the product for a few weeks. The Stock Cooler make a whirring sound, however, the machine is quick and i dont hear the fan too much to be distracted.
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Returns & Warranty
7 day right of exchange
If you change your mind after making a purchase, or realise you have ordered the incorrect item, you can enjoy the peace of mind that we offer a 7 day exchange policy.
To exchange a product, goods must be sealed / unopened, with packaging in original condition, and accompanied by a valid receipt dated no more than 7 calendar days from when you request an exchange.
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If your product develops a fault within the manufacturer warranty period, you can either contact the manufacturer directly (some manufacturers provide a high level of warranty service - including free pickup or in some cases onsite repair), or return to one of our services centres / stores. Where the product has been directly imported by PB Tech, you need to contact us directly or present the product at any one of our service centres / stores together with your proof of purchase.
If your product develops a fault outside of the manufacturer warranty or PB Tech warranty period, we offer a full repair service and are an authorised repair agent for leading brands such as Samsung, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo and more.
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