Whether you go to the PC gaming subreddits, read reviews from well-known media, or scroll through comments on YouTube and Amazon, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is one of the best-selling processors ever. It is a highly reliable AMD CPU that feels very fair in terms of price to performance.
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Even if this is an older version, it can still do so much more than your average 9th gen Intel i7 or even i9. The overclocking is spot-on, the cooling is fine and the hyperthreading helps in multitasking without causing your PC to stutter. This is the best value you can get within its price range.
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