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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz 6 Core (Socket AM4) CPU

CCL Code: CPU0601
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Manufacturer Code: 100-100000031BOX
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Manufacturer: AMD
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz 6 Core (Socket AM4) CPU

Key Features:

  • Base: 3.6GHz, Turbo: 4.2GHz
  • 6 Cores, 12 Threads
  • Socket AM4
  • 65W TDP
  • Heatsink & Fan Included

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AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600 Hexa-Core Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Forged from the finest silicon

Higher speeds, more memory, and wider bandwidth than the previous generation. 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors with the 7nm “Zen 2” core sets the standard for high performance: exclusive manufacturing technology, historic on-chip throughput, and revolutionary overall performance for gaming. From the beginning AMD’s 3rd Gen Ryzen™ processors were designed with this philosophy, to break expectations and set a new standard for high-performance gaming processors. That’s exactly what it does.

3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 6 / 12 35MB AM4
Base Clock Boost Clock Cores / Threads Cache Socket

TSMC 7nm FinFET Technology

Ryzen Chip

New Zen 2 Architecture

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors are built using the world’s most advanced 7nm manufacturing technology. Paired with Wraith coolers, AMD Ryzen™ processors deliver game-winning performance while keeping your system astonishingly cool & quiet. Ryzen™ processors neural-net intelligence can adapt to your workload. That’s the advantage you gain when you own the world’s most advanced processor for gaming.

PCI Express 4.0

PCI Express 4.0

Remove performance bottlenecks and accelerate your workflow

3rdGen AMD Ryzen™ processors feature support for the world’s first PCIe® 4.0 connectivity, to enable the most advanced motherboards, graphics, and storage technologies available. The new PCIe 4.0 standard DOUBLES the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0 to up to 2GB/s per lane, or up to 32 GB/s on a x16 slot, enabling new generations of high-performance graphics cards, networking devices, NVMe drives, ethernet cards and more.

Designed for X570

AMD 3000 Series Desktop Ready

AMD Socket AM4 Compatibility

AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series Desktop processors are compatible with all 500 Series motherboards out-of-the box, and are compatible with 400 Series and A320 motherboards when a compatible BIOS update has been installed. Please visit the manufacturer’s website for your motherboard to verify support for your processor model, and for guidance on the BIOS update procedure(s). Motherboards with packaging featuring the above logo are compatible without requiring a BIOS update.

AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler

Wraith Stealth

Small and Silent

Included with this AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600 processor is AMD's Wraith Stealth cooler, capable of cooling with ease with a low profile and quiet acoustics too!

Unique Technologies

StoreMI Ryzen Master
AMD StoreMI Technology AMD Ryzen™ Master Utility
SSDs are fast, but expensive, and offer minimal capacity. Mechanical hard drives boast large capacity for a low price, but are much slower than an SSD. AMD StoreMI technology “combines” these two types of storage into a single drive and automatically moves the data you access the most to the SSD. Every AMD Ryzen™ processor is multiplier-unlocked from the factory, so you can personalize performance to your taste. AMD provides the AMD Ryzen™ Master utility to access this powerful advantage.

CCL Motherboard Bundles offer exceptional value for money, great performance and peace of mind. They are perfect for anyone looking to upgrade an older PC or to make a solid foundation to build a new one. All CCL bundles come with a 3 year parts and labour warranty as standard – why risk compatibility problems when these fantastic pre-assembled bundles are available?

CPU

CPU Type AMD Ryzen 5
CPU Manufacturer AMD
CPU Cores Hexa Core
CPU Socket Socket AM4
CPU TDP 65 W
Cache 35 MB
CPU Threads 12
Processor Turbo Speed 4.2 GHz
CPU Family AMD Ryzen 5
Processor Number 3600
CPU Speed 3.6 GHz
L2 Cache 3 MB
L3 Cache 32 MB
Technology TSMC 7nm FinFET
Socket AM4
CodeName Zen 2
Number of Cores 6
Turbo Core Yes
Turbo Speed 4.2 GHz
Number of Threads 12 threads

Graphics

Integrated Graphics No

Memory

Maximum Memory Size 128 GB
Memory Types DDR4-3200
Number of Memory Channels 2 channels

Electrical

TDP (Thermal Design Power) 65 W

Physical

Form Factor CPU
In The Box AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU
Wraith Stealth Cooler

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Key Features

Socket(s) AM4
CPU Cooler Included Yes

Item Details

Manufacturer AMD
Manufacturer Code 100-100000031BOX
EAN 0730143309936
UPC 730143309936
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer AMD
Manufacturer Code 100-100000031BOX

Do you have you a question about the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz Hexa Core Processor with 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 65W TDP, 36MB Cache, 4.2GHz Turbo, Wraith Stealth Cooler?

Q: Does the cooler come attached to the processor, and/or with thermal paste applied or supplied? Basically: Do I need to buy thermal paste when ordering this product? Thanks.
Answer by Website User on 24th March 2020
The included cooler comes with thermal paste pre-applied. -MR
2 customers found this answer helpful.
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Q: is this processor compatible with my GA-F2A78M-HD2 mothorboard?
Answer by Website User on 17th February 2020
This is only compatible with AM4 boards. - Kristian N
0 customers found this answer helpful.
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Q: when do think you will have stock of the 3600 cpu?
Answer by Website User on 19th July 2019
Stock is available now.
1 customer found this answer helpful.
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4 / 5 138 reviews

Marcus

12 hours ago

Great value for money, runs really well

Steve J

18 hours ago

I bought this R5 3600 CPU for my first new PC build in many years along with a X570 AORUS PRO motherboard. At the time of buying it's a 'mid range' CPU and has been out for more than a year, but it's a good price, and way more than a match for my existing GPU (RX560) which is severely bottlenecked in my old PC. The motherboard is a bit OTT for this build, but I'll have a decent upgrade path over the next few years without having to start again. [ ->GPU, -> CPU, ->GPU again?], without having to break the bank for the 'latest' CPU / GPU. The service from CCL was excellent. It arrived the next day and communication was very good. I had it DPD delivered to a local pick up point / shop, which was cheaper and more convenient than to my door as I didn't have to wait in for it.

Matthew Owst

2 days ago

I bought this cpu for my first computer build as I'd read it was a good "sweet spot" for a modest CPU and so far I can't fault it. My system is nice and quick, built for games and streaming to twitch, and even with the game, Streamlabs OBS, discord, restream, chatbot etc all running together I've never seen the cpu go above 30% usage. Very happy with it and it'll be one of the last things I upgrade in the future think

Callum

3 days ago

I upgraded from a Ryzen 3 2200G alongside a motherboard and SSD upgrade, and this is so much better. I can stream, play games at high settings with 60+ fps (I use a 60Hz monitor) and have multiple processes running at once, it's amazing! However, be careful who you buy it from, as many sellers are overpricing the CPU due to supply and demand. I bought mine from CCL Online for 200. Also, if you can, get the 3600X, it's an extra little performance boost for a little extra cost. I would recommend this to anyone getting a budget-mid range build.

Matt English

6 days ago

Best mid range CPU you can buy at the moment. Hard to beat!

Tracey Beck

last week

Great value Great service

Mark Ulrick

last week

Very powerful for the price CPU useful for building new rigs. Big step up over my older FX rig.

Pushkal Purja

2 weeks ago

Great price to performance.

Matt Wright

2 weeks ago

Just purchased the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz 6 Core (Socket AM4) CPU. Needed something fast (and not too expensive as I was replacing a lot of stuff in my current set up). I've had a mixture of Intel and AMD before in previous PC's, but this time I have treated myself to a spanking AMD chip. It's speed and reliability suited my requirements and AMD is a name I can trust. CCLOnline is a name I can also trust to get me items to me

Darren b

2 weeks ago

Come on time, packed well unfortunately the price was higher than normal but then these are the times we are living in and this item I had to have as it was the last component required.

Josh Hodgson

3 weeks ago

Great processor, stock cooler is sufficient (and does come with thermal paste pre-applied so don't open the box until you're ready to install it!)

Don

3 weeks ago

Great product for money even in shortage!

Tristan Quilter

3 weeks ago

Great value for the performance of this CPU from team RED!

Tristan Quilter

3 weeks ago

Fantastic value for the speed you get, another great from team RED!

Nigel Summers

last month

Quality product as usual from AMD, easy to install

Alessio Persechini

last month

Great value for money! Bought together with Gigabyte B550 Gaming X V2

Mr&Mrs Johnson

last month

Great value for money, Didn't want/use stock cooler and no option to buy without, Did come with thermal paste which was a bonus

Stuart

last month

Absolutely outstanding performance at a great price with first class service from CCL to boot. CPU is awesome for gaming, boosting the performance in games by around 30% over my ageing i7 4770k and Ive achieved a stable all core over clock of 4.5ghz on 1.25v keeping this below 60c on full load with an aio water cooler.

Jonathan S

last month

Damn God value for money

Conor Kemp

last month

Amazing CPU for the price point

Mr David Tucker

2 months ago

It works. The stock fan seems noisy. I find CPUs these days to be generally expensive. This was bought very much as as a cost compromise for a X570 board.

adrian boliston

2 months ago

works well with x570 pro4 (running linux)

Arif

2 months ago

Fast delivery, works like a dream!

Naveed Saber

2 months ago

Whilst there is minimal performance differences between the 3600 and 3600x for the standard user, the 3600 does preform well on it's own. However, the stock cooler that it comes with has poor paste application which leaves empty zones imo and has the cpu running at around 50c on idle and up to around 70-80 running a game. Now whilst this may be okay for most, personally I would recommend either wiping the stock and reapplying thermal paste (i should have done) or use a third party cooler. That being said the stock cooler does preform very well and i'd be more inclined to simply reapplying paste. Otherwise preforms well in Cinebench tests and believe would preform better on a better pasted cooler.

Byron --

2 months ago

Good processor, thermal paste already applied on it, comes with a cooling fan, which is quite big, especially if you are using 4 ram slots.

Garry

2 months ago

Great CPU for the money

alan west

3 months ago

Ordered this item as part of a bundle to take advantage of a special offer. The parts were delivered ahead of the specified delivery date and are all exactly as expected. All for excellent value when accounting for the special offer. Brilliant!

James

3 months ago

Nicely priced and quick delivery. Very pleased.

Valerijus

3 months ago

Nice comunication with CCL team. Quick delivery.

Valerijus

3 months ago

AMD The best processor at this moment (by price and quality). Nice comunication with CCL team. Quick delivery.

Mike

3 months ago

I had a mind to make a budget workstation based around a Ryzen 3300X and to give the system every chance, a B550 motherboard. The 3300X doesn't seem to ever be coming, so I bought the 3600 instead and an Asus Prime B550M-A (Wi-Fi) mATX Motherboard from CCL. I must say that the system flies, and the 3600 is a powerful CPU for the money! All delivered the day before promised, so I'm well pleased and will use CCL again!

Isaac Mills

3 months ago

Great value for money and great performance from this CPU

Ryan

4 months ago

Excellent value CPU, great upgrade from my old quad core i5.

Talsmic Chan

4 months ago

Brilliant CPU for a midrange build. Also comes with a stock cooler.

Bryan Mannering

4 months ago

Great CPU, marginally quicker than the older 8 core 2700X and way way faster the 8 core FX8350 it's replacing

AndyMidd

4 months ago

It works, no hassle. Lots of threads, vast improvement on the previous system - 6 years old.

Tommy

4 months ago

Speedy delivery and an overall great quality product, would recommend for anyone building their own PC.

Vytas

4 months ago

3600 Ryzen 5, the best mid range CPU out. Good power to performance and an excellent price. Make sure you pair it with 3600 RAM. The internal clock is linked to the RAM speed so slower will slow your CPU and faster is only worth it if you plan to overclock.

John

4 months ago

cheapest i could find it at the time, the cpu arrived with a standard issue fan. it worked first time and was a massive upgrade from my I5 3470K cpu. it flys in comparison.

Radoslaw

5 months ago

I was always Intel Fan but after speaking with few more knowledgeable friends and watching Tons of Youtube Videos, My PC upgrade become this. For the price point it is absolutely brilliant. I would recommend getting better Cooler as one supplied is very small.

RS

5 months ago

Super quick, super value, can be overclocked, but not needed. Running ACC on high settings at about 25% load.

Sam McCormick

6 months ago

I don't need to tell you how good Ryzen is

Matt

6 months ago

For the price this CPU has been the perfect upgrade especially coming from an Intel Gen 4. It has been a great CPU for gaming and have had no issues to date. Highly recommend.

PC Reviewer

6 months ago

Great CPU at great value

Robert

6 months ago

Great value. Will likely not bottleneck my GPU for years

michael stringfellow

6 months ago

Great value bang for buck. Can be over clocked quite well

A happy customer stuck indoors

6 months ago

Good CPU, makes my old laptop feel like an abacus machine. Delivery was within the time stated even with the conditions we are currently in.

Customer

6 months ago

Probably the best value for money CPU currently available, somewhat let down by the supplied cooler that really isn't up the job unless your happy with the CPU hitting 80c or higher when pushed. Plan on getting a better cooler when you buy this - you'll need it.

David

6 months ago

I'm not going to overclock it till i get used to this speed, and then i'm going to rev the crap out of it..... I can't wait.

Michael Haslip

6 months ago

Fantastic value for money, for my use (mainly gaming and video) this absolutely crushes everything I've thrown at it. The included cooler is a nice bonus, and means I can wait till next month to pickup a new Noctua to keep it cool and quiet long term. Paired it with an ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) so I have a good future upgrade path when AMD release something new.

Mr Pawel Cupial

7 months ago

The fan needs replacing. Too loud!

Jesfer Manarang

7 months ago

Great buy!

Andrew Dawson

7 months ago

Great CPU, mush faster than the one it replaced. The cooler that comes with it is nice and quiet and seems to do the job.

Ole Bjerkan

7 months ago

Best budget Gaming CPU with fantastic performance

Ross

7 months ago

Excellent processor for gaming. I'm getting an average of 25+ FPS using the same Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB as I was in my old i7 3600 build. Come with the Wraith Stealth Cooler. Similar pricing to Amazon etc (maybe even slightly cheaper) but they are in stock at CCL and not Amazon. First time using CCL and can't recommend them enough. Will 100% be my go-to place for PC Parts.

Chris

7 months ago

After about 15 years away from AMD and siding with Intel, I'm very pleased I took the leap and went back. The Ryzen 5 3600 has a great price point and no issues with everyday computing, with video editing photo editing and 3D modeling thrown in.

Paul

8 months ago

Works fine but runs hot, definitely replace the stock cooler

Dziecielski

8 months ago

Purchased and installed, shame cpu heatsink little too weak. I recommend buying other cooling.

Daniel

8 months ago

Moving from a 4 core 4 thread 4690k everything from gaming to day to day use is so much better. Tasks like file conversions are done incredibly faster while being cooler thus quieter.

Paris

8 months ago

Brilliant but warm.

Joshua McK

8 months ago

Beast of a cpu

Samardeep Singh

8 months ago

Amazing processor however the cooler included is not good at all I get really high temperatures under stress and idle too

David Webb

8 months ago

What can I say, the go to CPU right now for budget-mid builds. Fantastic power at great value.

Matt Seymour

8 months ago

Great CPU, certainly good value, however the cooler is noisy and youll want to replace it.

Alex

8 months ago

Amazing value for money. Really great CPU. Just ignore the included stock cooler, it's garbage.

Grainger Ferry

8 months ago

great cpu :)

Tony

8 months ago

Great fast processor, easily installed on a new motherboard, when combined with 16Gb DDR4 RAM and an M2 SSD the system is very quick, never seen windows 10 installed, run and start up so fast

Dean

9 months ago

Beast cpu for the price.

Adam

9 months ago

Wasn't sure which CPU to buy but so glad that I chose this one. It fits my needs perfectly

Wayland Sothcott

9 months ago

I'm giving the RZYEN 5 stars because I am a fanboi. However I'm not as enammered with the full package as I was with my very first RYZEN 5 1600 purchase. That came with a pretty good cooler with some thickness and weight behind it. Honestly it was overkill because the RYZEN simply did not get that hot. This RYZEN comes with a rather weedy little cooler which failed to keep the temperature below 70C. It was actually gaming at a steady 81C after 20 minutes at 50% CPU usage. This 3rd generation of the RYZEN 5 with it's 6 cores is actually just as powerful as my 8 core gen 1 RYZEN 7. Possibly more so since it can spin up a single core well over 4GHz, the old RYZEN 7s were not so good at that. I've had to spend 40 to get a better cooler for it as I'm really not satisfied. The chip itself is so good there is little need for the hotter overclockable X version. However financially it would have made more sense to buy the X version which comes with a beefier cooler with LEDs in it. As I've said before, LEDs make it work better.

Ian Fisher

9 months ago

This CPU is excellent value proposition as the cost per performance is excellent. I never thought I would notice too much difference in gaming (previously using 2600), however, in older games like Starcraft 2 which is almost completely single/dual core dependant, there was a marked improvement, expecially in large army/supply situations...less of a slide show. So far it has worked flawlessly, no issues so stress free thus far. Used for gaming/video viewing/music/internet browsing+shopping/streaming and is great. Highly recommended.

Donald

9 months ago

great CPU, must be best value for the money on the market,

Charlie Campbell

9 months ago

Great power for a great cost.

Daniel

10 months ago

Great CPU for VR and compiling code. No issues.

Nigel Keates

10 months ago

I bought this for my son. He is using it, he is not complaining and so it must be doing the job to his expectations.

Christopher

10 months ago

Very good performance, especially after upgrading the stock cooler.

Jamie

10 months ago

Brilliant, runs so quickly with the option to overclock

Wayne

10 months ago

I think the product us absolutely great value for money its much better than my last cpu and I would recommend this cpu to most gamers

Robert Carter

10 months ago

Pleasantly surprised as this is my first foray into AMD processors since last century ! The bang for the buck, compared to Intel, was just too high to ignore. The switchover on Windows 10 and UBUNTU 18 was painless - I just swapped out the motherboard and processor then rebooted the old disks and let the systems sort themselves out. Windows gave some licensing issues but that was all. I am using this primarily for X-Plane on UBUNTU . X-Plane is very single threaded but the Ryzen/Ubuntu combo manage to share the workload out amongst all 12 cores giving a pleasing extra increase in performance that I was not expecting.

John from Wallasey

10 months ago

Running at blistering speed with the super quiet wraith cooler that comes with the CPU.

Adrian

10 months ago

Fast, shame windows 10 was not like this.

Jamie Ellis

10 months ago

Works as expected, paired with GTX 1660 super - max temp 84 degrees

Mark

10 months ago

Awesome upgrade from previous cpu i5-3570k

Lindsey

11 months ago

Great for gaming

Thomas

11 months ago

Amazing performance and an even more amazing price point for this CPU. Package arrived quickly and safely. Thank you.

Simon

11 months ago

While pricing for this chip can be volatile, its performance is Not. The Ryzen 5 3600 is a Beast of a CPU, its 6 cores and 12 threads making light work of all but the heaviest workloads. I love this chip, and I'm proud to be part of the AMD future.

Jamie Ambrose

11 months ago

Realy good so glad I went for amd not Intel!!

Irrigated

12 months ago

Benchmarked 19951 on passmark twice the performance of my 2013 Intel i7 cpu 4 times the performance of my Intel dual core cpu 2008 which it replaced.( AMD cpu low to middle range now as top is 45000)

MS

January 2020

Superb value for money CPU, but make sure you get a third-party CPU heatsink.

Paul

January 2020

Ryzen 5 is ok. I should probably say that any slowness is going to come from the Operating system at this point. Windows will still lag and things won't go quite well. Chrome will still use all your RAM and the CPU will never really be taxed. It's overkill for a standard desktop and even playing the Witcher it's not taxed at all.

Oisin Anderson

January 2020

Great CPU providing excellent performance at an even better price. I'd recommend it for all gaming PCs and some light/medium creative work.

Sandeep Deshmukh

January 2020

An excellent CPU, offering great value for money if you are more gaming oriented.

Tomasz

January 2020

Working together with Radeon rx5700, 16bg and m2 ssd makes amazing set for gaming in QHD. Hell lot of CPU for price.

Matthew Fountain

January 2020

This is the best, new, cheap CPUs and I love it. Nice and fast, accepts high memory speeds. A really good price too.

Nikki

January 2020

An amazing upgrade from my previous system, twice the threads but over 3 times the performance all at an amazing price!

Mr Rogers

December 2019

Great value for money and works real well as you might expect

Will

December 2019

Amazing CPU for a great price! Thanks ccl!

Michael

December 2019

I bought it to replace my i5 7600k cpu overclocked to 4.6 GHz...... and I didnt regret it!!!

Jack

December 2019

Solid CPU but be careful if you're trying to get this to work with a B450 Motherboard since I had to jump through a bunch of hoops with the bios and windows settings to get it to work without hiccuping. Also you may want to apply your own thermal paste because AMD put a lot on from I the box. But apart from that it's an awesome processor.

Nuno

November 2019

Very good.

Phil

November 2019

Great price, for a great processor.

Andrew

October 2019

Great performance for the money. Only negative is that there are still bugs in the microcode and the delay in getting these fixes via BIOS updates from motherboard vendors.

Sebastian

October 2019

good value

Mik

October 2019

Great value for money

Aled

October 2019

Great cpu works well and fast enough for gaming ect i have it in a x570 aorus elite with 2x8gb of 2933 and a rtx 2070 super I swapped the cooler out for a wraith prism due to having a glass side panel runs cool max temp ive seen is 57 and idles in the low 30s I would expect that to maybe be slightly higher with the stock cooler but not by a great deal a nice touch of the cooler facing down is the airflow onto motherboard components keeping them cooler than usual.

Mark Architect

October 2019

Seems fantastic at the minute, but I have still to test it on rendering software.

Richard

October 2019

Wow, awesome

Edward

October 2019

Im so happy with my PC

David Bingley

September 2019

Great CPU. Easy to fit. Plenty of umph.

Dylan Clark

September 2019

Best budget CPU hands down.

jose conceicao

September 2019

Brutal performance with the 570x edge gaming wifi

Les Richardson

September 2019

Great processor, fantastic value for money

Kartik P

September 2019

Excellent CPU. My first AMD one and for its price compared to my earlier Intel CPU, I am amazed at how much it has improved performance of my gaming rig - when paired with my Rx580 graphics card. Very easy to recommend to anyone still not decided.

Alex

September 2019

Excellent 'bang for buck'; picked it up for under 190 from CCL computers; big step up in performance from even the previous Gen Ryzen 6 cores. It works great although there are a few teething issues with the new zen 2 range regarding boost speeds and voltages for some people, I found it hasn't impacted on performance for me. I found new install of windows and enabling the 'cool and quiet' feature keeps the voltages down and still enables boosts to 4.175ghz on more than 1 core with all core boost to 4.0ghz

Robert

September 2019

A nice fan that comes with

Steve Kerr

August 2019

Super fast for the price, what more can I say!

Kieran Hicken

August 2019

Best bang for buck available today for gaming, works well with any GPU and will not "bottleneck".

jose conceicao

August 2019

good performance for my specs in time thanks

Seamus

August 2019

Very impressed. I have not managed to get it even running properly yet which is a good sign. Seems to run at a max of about 65 degrees under load in my setup with the in the box cooler fan. Make sure to get the bios update if using on a b450 board like me.

Matthew

August 2019

Excellent performance, fast delivery

Ethan

August 2019

Chosen as the best bang for my buck in this price range, no complaints at all!

Daniel

August 2019

I bought two items from CCL and had a lot of trouble with one, which appeared to have been faulty on arrival. Their customer service was amazing though, and after spending time with me on the phone trying to help me fix the problem, they sent me a postage label so that I could send ALL my computer parts (including those not bought by CCL) in for testing. The tests were very helpful and they sent back my parts within a week, with a follow-up phone call to help me understand the results. My computer is now in full working order at no extra cost. Amazing service and staff. Ill be shopping with them a lot in future!

Andrew

August 2019

Have not been able to review this as the combination of products I purchased dont work.

Daniel

August 2019

Excellent value of money if you want a Zen2 chip, the 2700x is a similar price so you'll have to decide which is better for you given your circumstances but you won't go wrong with this chip for 90% of your tasks.

iMZee99

August 2019

Very strong performance compared to competitors

Luke Brunning

August 2019

Great CPU, AMD have done a great job with these. The fan that comes with it is nice and quiet too.

Faz

August 2019

ultimate bang for buck cpu. finally upgrading from i5 750, crazy to see how much the technology has come on. was tempted to go for 3700x but in the end, extra two cores didn't justify the jump in price. may upgrade to 3950x next year if there are decent savings to be had by then.

Luke

August 2019

Amazing value for speed, consumes less power than my old FX6300. Only problem was the stock cooler which pulled my CPU out of the socket after I unscrewed it (cause of the tension), luckily it only bent a few pins and was easily fixed.

Ali Deghany

August 2019

Amazing to install, works a treat. Getting 200FPS @ 1080P for and Apex Legends.

Jake

August 2019

Absolute beast of a CPU for the money I can't believe how amazing it is. For my video editing and rendering is has made everything so much faster. Has a few teething issues with the bios and the b450 pro carbon but when I finally built and got it all going. I ham 100% happy.

Anthony

August 2019

Great service from CCL as usual, the processor arrived on time and well packaged. I had already purchased a MSI Tomahawk B450 motherboard for this new build, updated the Bios using the built in flash back option with no problems, popped in the processor and booted for the first time with no problems. The processor is a lot snappier than my old i7 4770. Its good to have competition in the processor market again.

Xibbod

August 2019

Huge upgrade over the R5 1600 it replaced. Faster than even the R7 2700X in games when paired with a higher-tier GPU.

Michael

August 2019

It process stuff!

J Smith

August 2019

Bought this cpu and stuck it on an MSI b450i Gaming ac board (with their beta bios) 16gb 3200 ddr4 and seems to work great. I am still on a GTX 970 and can still game with this (and even a 2600 before i passed it on to the missus). Temps are ok with everything in a very small case (Sliverstone SG13) on a Corsair push/pull AIO. I mainly game and i know my GPU is the limiting factor right now but other than that are some issues, when i turn on my pc nothing happens until i keep my finger on the power button and when it turns off and i press it again it boots up fine. Gaming temps are around 55 degrees which is higher than the 2600 i had in the exact same setup. Idle volts are high too, a lot of talk about this online, its interesting. Other than that i can run Battlefield V with high settings and it never drops below 60fps, i do have this plugged into my living room tv which is 60hz mind, was the same with the 2600 but it did drop to 58-59 once or twice in that game lol. Great chip, hopefully i will have it as long as i had the legendary i7 2600k

Laszlo

August 2019

I had a r3 2200g before, that was a steal, a capable igpu for 900p gaming and a free decent cpu, like a few years old i5. As the gpu prices settled down and there were prime day I got an rx580 for cheap there was time for a 7nm CPU. This is an i7 8700k level CPU for an i5 price, all the tasks where the r3 2200g was struggling the 3600x handle smooth (somehow it feels bigger difference than the benchmarks shows) and even half of the CPU is sleeping (core parking) :D A big step from ryzen gen1.5, 200+ cinebench score (single) vs 145. Games: 120-140 fps gaming with rx580 1080p,high, few years old titles. But this CPU can handle much stronger GPUs, a bit overkill for this. Downside is the BIOS issue, it needs fresh bios (before install the cpu) if you buy with a not fresh motherboard.

T Wallis

August 2019

Easy to set up with a motherboard that had the right BIOS on it, getting good performance from it for the money.

therealist

August 2019

Runs a bit hot making it difficult to hit max frequency on all cores (I'm using a Corsair H100i). However, for the money this is an excellent value CPU and is plenty powerful for gaming at 1440p as you're likely GPU limited anyway.

Amar Afsar

July 2019

Amazing processor