AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT processor belongs to the third generation of Ryzen mid-range components from AMD. As such, they feature the Zen 2 architecture, although it is an improved version over the predecessor 3600X. We will see what the specifications of this model are to see if it is worth it for gamers users.

Features of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT processor

This processor, like all Ryzen 5s, has 6 cores and 12 independent threads . This is thanks to multi-thread technology, which allows increasing the number of simultaneous processes. In addition, it has 32MB of L3 cache , an impressive amount for processors in this range. In sum, it is a component with very good numbers in both aspects, in the case of a midline.

The issue of processing speed is where the main improvement is found with respect to the previous model. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT has a base frequency of 3.80 GHz , which increases to 4.50 GHz . This means an increase of 0.10 GHz in turbo mode, over the Ryzen 5 3600X version. Also, as with almost all AMD processors, it is released for overclocking . We recommend that only experienced users lean towards this performance-enhancing and demanding practice, as it requires some technical knowledge.

Finally, we must remember that this model does not have integrated graphics, as is often the case with AMD processors. Of course, this is not a problem, as it is always better to use a discrete graphics card for gaming use. What the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT does include is a thermal solution . It is the Wraith Spire , the mid-range component that the manufacturer offers when it includes this type of solution. Considering that the thermal design power ( TDP ) reaches 95 W, it is advisable to purchase a more powerful cooling, and much more if we are going to overclock.

Conclusions

We can say that this processor is a good option for moderate gaming uses, and a little more too. What is not certain, is that it is worth the difference in price with respect to the Ryzen 5 3600X version, since the improvement is minimal. Either way, with both components we can enjoy great games like Call of Duty: Warzone or Far Cry 6.

In short, this processor is still a great option, although the price difference with the previous version is likely to be unjustified.

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