Find out how it fares against the other processors, and why it left us quite perplexed…
AMD Ryzen 3000XT : Turbocharged? Not Quite…
The Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT are higher-speed variants existing 3rd Gen Ryzen processors. These XT variants are slightly different in their performance and the cooler they come with.
While the XT postfix implied these are turbocharged processors, that depends on the model :
- 3900XT vs 3900X : 100 MHz faster boost clock + $50 higher price tag, no Wraith Prism RGB cooler
- 3800XT vs 3800X : 200 MHz faster boost clocks, no Wraith Prism RGB cooler.
- 3600XT vs 3600X : 100 MHz faster boost clock, Wraith Spire instead of Wraith Stealth
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Specifications Compared!
In this table, we compare the Ryzen 5 3600XT against the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3600.
|Fab Process||7 nm (CPU) + 12 nm (I/O)|
|Cores / Threads||6 / 12|
|Base Clock||3.8 GHz||3.6 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.5 GHz||4.4 GHz||4.2 GHz|
|L2 Cache||3 MB|
|L3 Cache||32 MB|
|PCIe Support||PCIe Gen 4 (24 lanes)|
|TDP||95 W||65 W|
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT : Price + Availability
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT : $249 / ~£198 / ~A$361 / RM 1,199
And here are online purchase options :
And in case you are wondering, NO, it does not come with the free Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Unboxed!
When you fully unbox it, this is what you will find inside :
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT processor
- AMD Wraith Spire CPU cooler
- AMD Ryzen 5 case badge
- AMD desktop CPU installation sheet
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Hands-On Experience!
It supports SMT (simultaneous multi-threading), and can therefore handle 12 threads simultaneously. It also has a 95W TDP.
Like the previous generations, it has 512 KB L2 cache per core, with a total L2 cache size of 3 MB. But thanks to a larger transistor budget, it has a very large 32 MB L3 cache – twice that of the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors!
Like all other 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors, AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT still uses the AMD AM4 socket, and is drop-in compatible with existing AM4 motherboards.
You can just swap out your existing 3rd Gen Ryzen processor and drop in this processor without a BIOS update. If you are upgrading an older motherboard, make sure first update its BIOS to support the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor.
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