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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Is a Steal at $167

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 processor, along with the stock Wraith Stealth cooler, is now selling for $167 on Amazon. That’s $32 cheaper than its typical $199 price tag and only $4 over its lowest price ever, according to PCPartPicker.

As we noted in our AMD Ryzen 5 3600 review, this 6-core, 12-thread CPU is a fantastic 65W chip, and it'll especially appeal to those working with a small form factor system, due to the power you get for its small thermal envelope. With a clock speed and boost of 3.6 GHz and 4.2 GHz, respectively, we also praised the chip's ability to compete with more expensive counterparts, thanks to its simple one-click overclocking.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU: was $199, now $167 at Amazon
The Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-thread CPU that offers easy one-click overclocking that lets it keep up with competitors for a fraction of the price. With PCIe 4.0 support and low power consumption, its perfect for gaming and small form factor builds
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If you’re an AMD fan who can’t wait for the desktop Ryzen 4000 series or are building on a budget, this is about the best CPU deals around right now. 

  • InvalidError
    $200 typical? That's launch MSRP, it hasn't cost that much in a while to anyone willing to shop around a bit. Looking at PCPartsPicker's pricing history, the 3600 has been retailing for $175-180 since January.
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  • bfollett
    I've seen the 3600 for $160 in the past. I just checked Micro Center's website and if you have one local to you, (in store pick up only) the 3600 is $159.99 and if bundled with a motherboard you get another $20 off.
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  • tummybunny
    RRP on this is expected to drop in 5 weeks when the XT version is released.
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