The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 8-Core 4.0GHz has 8 cores that run at a clock speed of 4GHz.
It has an L3 cache size of 16MB, an L2 cache size of 3072KB, and an L1 cache size of 512KB.
|Cores||8||More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously|
|Speed||4GHz||Clock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family|
|Codename||Zen 2||The code name given by the manufacturers|
|Release Date||30 Apr 2019||The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support|
|TDP||95W||The lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates|
|L1 Cache||512KB||The bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency|
|L2 Cache||3072KB||After L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access|
|L3 Cache||16MB||The L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data|
|Lithography||7nm||The smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use|
|CPU Socket||Socket AM4||The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it|
|Integrated GPU||Radeon RX Vega 11||The integrated GPU in tandem with a compatible motherboard can provide basic graphical utility without the need of a graphics card|
|Unlocked Multiplier||no||An unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost|
The CPU is under a year old, meaning it should be based on recent technologies and manufacturer support should almost certainly still be available.
Created with lithographic technology sized at 7 nanometers, the Ryzen 5 3600X 8-Core 4.0GHz is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, and with a Thermal Design Power of 95W the amount of power necessary to run is not excessive.
|Game name||Frames per second|
|Grand Theft Auto V||100|
|Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||160|
|Far Cry 4||110|
|Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag||65|
|Assassins Creed: Syndicate||44|
|Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare||90|
|Dark Souls 3||60|