AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Review 28

AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Review

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A Closer Look


The Ryzen 5 3600XT ships in a hearty cube-shaped paperboard box with a cutout showing the processor inside. The Ryzen motif on a carbon-fiber-patterned background hints at this being a third-generation Ryzen chip. There's no fancy box design around the "XT" brand extension.


AMD includes a Wraith Spire cooling solution with the Ryzen 5 3600XT. A slightly enlarged version of the Wraith Stealth cooler included with the 3600, the Wraith Spire is a noise-optimized fan heatsink designed for Socket AM4 processors with up to 95 W TDP.

Processor front view
Processor back view

The Ryzen 5 3600XT processor looks like any conventional AMD processor with a large IHS dominating the top, and a 1,331-pin micro-PGA in the bottom. The "Zen 2" CCD chiplet is made in Taiwan, the I/O die in the US, and the two are put together at a facility in China.

The Ryzen 3000XT series processors are designed to be drop-in compatible with any Socket AM4 motherboard that supports Ryzen 3000 processors.

Processor installed in motherboard

The Ryzen 5 3600XT can be paired with a fairly big selection of AM4-compatible coolers that have been released since 2017.
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