AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review 114

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review

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A Closer Look


The Ryzen 5 3600 ships in cuboidal paperboard box with carbon-fiber texture on some of its faces. There are clear markings on the front that tell you this is a 3rd generation Ryzen processor, which has PCI-Express gen 4.0 support. The back also mentions "Zen 2". There are also some "VR ready" and NVMe logos on the box.


AMD includes a Wraith Stealth cooling solution suitable for the 65 W TDP of the Ryzen 5 3600.


The Ryzen 5 3600 processor looks like any conventional AMD processor with a large IHS dominating the top, and a 1,331-pin micro-PGA in the bottom. You see national-origin markings for three places—USA, China, and Taiwan. The 7 nm "Zen 2" CPU chiplet is made at TSMC, Taiwan. The 12 nm I/O controller die is made in the US at GlobalFoundries. The two dies are packaged into the MCM at a facility in China.
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