AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Review vs. R5 3600: $50 for a Letter

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Review vs. R5 3600: $50 for a Letter

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The R5 3600X costs $50 more than the R5 3600, and so we're looking into whether it's worth it for the higher base and boost clocks.
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This review benchmarks AMD's new Ryzen 5 3600X CPU vs. the R5 3600, R7 3700X, and R9 3900X, primarily looking at value versus the R5 3600. In this review, we assume you've already made the decision to opt for either an R5 3600 or R5 3600X, and are focusing *ONLY* on talking about that comparison. If you'd like a wider comparison versus Intel i5/i7 and previous AMD Ryzen CPUs, watch our R5 3600 review here:

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Amazon):
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (Amazon):
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Amazon):
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (Amazon):
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (Amazon):
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G (Amazon):
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G (Amazon):
Or grab an affordable R7 2700X on Amazon: or R7 2700
Intel's i9-9900K (Amazon):

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Editorial, Test Lead: Steve Burke
Testing, Editorial: Patrick Lathan
Video: Josh Svoboda, Andrew Coleman, Keegan Gallick

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