When the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 chips were the big talk of AMD’s Computex 2019 keynote AMD also detailed the less glamorous Ryzen 5 3000 series chips. AMD’s Ryzen 5 series is very high volume and makes up a good part of their CPU sales. The Ryzen 5 3000 series will be made up of the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3600. Both of these chips are 6-core, 12-thread parks and will compete directly with Intel’s 9th generation Core i5 series.
The Ryzen 5 3600X has a base clock of 3.8 GHz and will boost all the way up to 4.4 GHz with a TDP of 95W. Whereas the Ryzen 5 3600 has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boosts up to 4.2 GHz with a TDP of only 65W. You’ll get the same 512 KB of L2 cache per core and 32 MB of shared L3 cache as the 8-core Ryzen 7 offerings.
As far as pricing the Ryzen 5 3600X will be $239 and the Ryzen 5 3600 will be $199. These chips will be available on July 7th.