Why is EVERYONE buying this CPU??

Datum objavljivanja: 21. Lis 2020.
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There are dozens of CPUs on the market for both productivity and gaming, but one stands tall above the rest - Why is everyone buying it?
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  • Hi Linus, great statements! But the person who wrote the German subtitles should be banned out of this world. They don't represent what u are saying man! When the subtitle is in line with your words, they come several seconds later! If any! Pure chaos!

  • I got a new Ryzen 5 1600 a while back for $85 from Amazon. The price apparently has gone up, but it was an amazing deal. It's actually bottlenecked by my RTX 2060 lol.

  • Imagine buying amd stock back when they were nothing and selling it off rn.

  • I mean.......thats my money can buy ou gottay buy what you could afford like I mean why? Is it something bad or good?

  • Man.. I got R7 2700x because I thought it was better than R5 3600x because it *was* more expensive, it has more cores, my stupid ass was looking at the benchmark sites and not actual fps in games.. Months passed and now R5 3600x is more expensive than R7 2700x.. At least my CPU cooler comes with nice RGB and 2700x should be better for productivity.. (not that I edit videos or something..)

  • lol i cant even get dis oofie

  • What should I buy ryzen 5 3600 or ryzen 7 2700x? I would probably be gaming and doing work on this pc. What's better for me?

    • If your doing work to than the 2700x would be better cause it has more cores

  • Ryzen 5 2600 is a god proccesor or Ryzen 5 1600 af but no stock

  • Because we’re broke

  • Bro it's $600 on amazon now

  • you look good with the beard

  • ryzen 7 2700 is better

  • I wish we could go back to October when this was still only $200.. and in stock. Welcome to the Dark Ages of the last month of 2020

    • @Syed Zain nice steal!!

    • Got mine in june for $166 :)

    • I’m so glad I got it for 200 a year ago it literally is more expensive than retail now wtf is December 🤣

  • Because you told us to.

  • Is the 3600 equivalent to a i5 or i7? Looking into making my first build, but I've always bought Intel in the past.

  • Is it worth to buy an AMD Ryzen 5 3400G if I don't want to spend in the GPU?

    • If your gaming, no not at all if your working and paying light games, likes example Minecraft it would be fine

  • What's the difference between the ryzen 5 and the Ryzen 9? Noob question.

  • 3600 is now $250+ 😭

  • me in October when $150: What do you mean everyone is buying this? $600 in December: Oh that's what you mean.

  • Now I cant afford it. Should've bought it when prices were still low.

    • Same... I got 2700x cus I thought it was better because it was more expensive that 3600x.. Now it's the other way around.. Still salty to this day..

  • I want to upgrade but tech moving too fast.

  • Phenom is pronounced "fennum" and not "feenom"?

  • im still running an fx 8350 oc at 4.5gh and runs MW smooth

  • this hurts because I bought R5 3500 in December last year..

  • Because the Amd fanboys overwhelmed everyone even though a i5 10400f was a better deal.

  • Literally, it’s out of stock or cost $300. ☹️

  • Just bought this for my youngest daughter to join me in gaming WoW (can play high settings at >60fps with no video card). 3600G paired with a $74 mobo and we have a gaming rig for less than $300 (I already had case, RAM, and PSU).

    • @Master Mirror there are videos out there of WoW with the slider set to 7 playing WoW, no GPU, just 3400G with Vega 11 integrated.

    • I somehow doubt it. Not without a gpu

  • I still love how YT Tech people quote each other positively. "Here is someone who has gone a good independent analysis".

  • I was highly amused, as I was thinking "It's best bang for buck". 2 seconds in BOOM!

  • Bought one earlier this year for way cheaper..no regrets

  • What GPU, on a budget could i use with this with option to upgrade???

  • ryzen electricity bill is considerably lower than intel.

  • I did some research and the ryzen 3 is more expensive and has much less fps for Minecraft. But that's just from what I've seen so far

  • I have a question if you touch your cpu from the front and it’s in the box still can it break I am scared when I was moving some stuff in my room I moved the box so if anyone can tell me something I am f scared

  • I’m happy with my 950$ build with the Ryzen 5 3600 Added 970 evo 1 tb ssd m:2 and the Corsair 2x8-16 gb ram at 3200 MHz at 1080p it s perfect

  • Thanks linus now I am unable to get one because it is sold out every fucking store!!

  • now 2 million people want this cpu and make this series price skyrocketing....

  • got a 2600x for 180 on a cyber weekend deal...

  • cuz you guys hype this shit up lol

  • Tried to get on Black Friday the price was 230 euro i remember seeing it for like 160 euro less than 6 months ago.

  • *_I got a 2500k, then this year I got a 3600._* (In 9 years I'll upgrade to a 4700z.)

  • crys in ryzen 3 3200g

    • Amazon offer www.amazon.in/AMD-RyzenTM-3200G-RadeonTM-Graphics/dp/B07STGHZK8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=1C3W3U9XF6G2K&dchild=1&keywords=i3+10100&qid=1606647206&sprefix=I3+10,aps,428&sr=8-12&linkCode=ll1&tag=1408786-21&linkId=b60c24542165a466da44b459207b6fe3&language=en_IN

  • I got a R5 3500 I got it with a good price and below my budget and new from a retail store and it works like a charm for all my favourite games

  • wow now it’s hard to find a 3600 for $200 or below. they are always out of stock and some even cost 350 on amazon. i might as well wait to for the 5000 series to go back in stock or just get a ryzen 7 3700x

    • Amazon offer www.amazon.in/AMD-RyzenTM-3200G-RadeonTM-Graphics/dp/B07STGHZK8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=1C3W3U9XF6G2K&dchild=1&keywords=i3+10100&qid=1606647206&sprefix=I3+10,aps,428&sr=8-12&linkCode=ll1&tag=1408786-21&linkId=5078f482ca55737b17789416a08c1ea0&language=en_IN

  • This is the first time in history I can get better performance per dollar from intel a 3700x is damn near 300 10600k is 249

  • Ive been buying Intel all my life. literally just bought a Ryzen 3600 to play cyberpunk on. I never thought Id see the day that I bought an AMD chip but here I am. I really feel the winds of change blowing in...

    • Ouch. Poor guy. You bought their console knowledge. All they have learned from consoles is now in your hands. How to optimize a product for a consumer. If you would have looked the raw power aka physical calculations you would have realized that they sell you shit in disguise. If you would have bought i7 you would be fine for about 5-6 years. But no, you bought a CPU that will last 3-4 years. I mean my old i7 from 6-years back gets 6000 score from Time Spy. When your mid range ryzen gets 8400. Funny? My fps with 6-year old i7 is almost equal to yours. But now I ordered i9 that will last for 6-years on my use. In 3-years when you realize they dont optimize for your chipset anymore, you are down with mid range 6-core CPU that cant run any modern software as it runs now. Ouch.

  • lisa su is literally asian jesus

  • After this video came out, the 3600 sold out immediately in india. It came back at its original price very recently

    • Lucky rn the cpu is 200$ more than a month ago

  • I got a 2600. lol

  • Because it works really well 👍🏻

  • Thanks to you Linus Newegg sold out on every Ryzen 5 3600X cpu and out of stock. I totally don’t hate you for that.

    • This video was made awhile ago don’t blame Linus, it’s near Christmas time alot of people are trying to get them for a Christmas

    • www.amazon.in/AMD-Ryzen-3600-Processor-100000031BOX/dp/B07STGGQ18/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=3F2H7NH2T9DWI&dchild=1&keywords=3600+processor&qid=1606647693&sprefix=3600+pro,aps,354&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=1408786-21&linkId=6b2c0aa37d5c4fcea19f8b2821eccfd8&language=en_IN

  • www.ebay.com/itm/154212953050?_trksid=p2471758.m4704

  • I bought my r5 2600 in 18 I be just a budget gamer. I feel no need to swap it.

  • Me who got this CPU 2 weeks ago: :)

  • Linus I swear I dreamed tonight that you buy me a Samsung s10. But when I woke up I got disappointed .

  • 3600 is the best you can get in the market :) It is such a great value CPU, that it's price gone up cause of the high demand

  • Last year around the black Friday sale I picked the 2700x Almost as good performance in games and it was discounted pretty good for the sale. There is only like a 2% in game fps difference between the 2700x and the 3600 but the way I looked at it more cores might be a little better for future proofing and the system might be worth more when I finally decide to upgrade. I'm good at being wrong though, so if I am, I am.

  • Why do linustechtips videos always have a massive black bar at the bottom? If it's for widescreen wouldn't there be one at the top and bottom?

  • Head of Intel: "Some software runs faster on an Intel because some greedy people were offered cash to write their software with the Intel compiler, the one that secretly detects who's processor it is first before deciding if top speed is needed. The benefit is that people can put food on the table. I thought it was illegal to avoid tax and bride people to only use your products. So, pay tax, be honest about how much tax we've actually paid, don't bribe anyone and stop slapping a new number on the same processors every time a tiny competitor launches a new processor. Got it. Thanks for the advice. Why oh why didn't anyone tell me this years ago? There has been a tiny whisper that someone was waving juicy college-student checks near the Dell, Hewlett Packard, Acer, Lenovo dinner tables if they correctly predicted which trucks are going to deliver the wrong processors to their factories. Incidentally, the people around Germany got to see college students Media Markt (Europe's biggest computer seller) take part in the daytime television game show "Guess the Truck". A strong slow aroma drifted over the fence from a neighbour's barbeque that if Intel eliminated their competition then only the LATEST Intel SSD will work with the newest processors but it was smokey sausages. Luckily security cameras caught the students Userbenchmark and PassMark putting their greedy hands into the padlocked Intel cookie jar, again. I don't feel safe any more. Help! Police! Come and get them! Officer, help! He's got me by the neck! I can't breathe. Help! What is that? That's the biggest knife I've ever seen. Even my legs aren't that long. Help! Help! Yeah! I managed to grab the knife off him. No, no, unfortunately, he's got it back again. Helllp!!! I'm too young to die. Oh thank you, officer. You saved me! Yeah, you got him. He's walking off in cuffs now. Good work, boys. I've never been so scared. You criminals never learn. So, the moral of the story is never use deceit to steal from hard-working ordinary people. How could I be so stupid? I think I've finally figured it out: the thefts always seem to happen prior to another version release of their software. Now, they claimed it's all a coincidence. Yeah right. Coincidence my arse. But, fear not. I think our new ten-million-dollar security system will finish off their update plans. So long, guys. It's been nice knowing you. This is a private message for our fanboys ONLY: maybe, just maybe, there's a teeny tiny bit of truth to the idea that someone else might make faster processors? Ouch! Get off my leg. How do you get rid of this thing? Yes, I know, in five minutes' time its mother will need to feed it with a live alligator. Can't it just eat some pizza? I also have a famous mega family but right now I think I need to visit some of my rich uncles, uncle Googie and uncle Amazy, to pass on some of these new tips so that they don't get into trouble with the law. Some people describe Amazy as an ancient alien space coffin. This is a perfect insult. Oh and by the way uncle Amazy is the one who sells all our processors out of his garage, along with several fridge magnets. At least that's what he told me. He says that the garage is where he keeps his 1535 cars but as none of them have worked for the last 14 years he's been getting free rides from auntie Ubee's cars. I really think it's time she starts paying tax too. Oh and you can keep your money too. We don't need any more of it, thank you very much."

  • I really like the amd 5 3600, pairs really well with a 20 series gpu

  • Linus: The best there ever was. The best there ever will be.

  • Do i need a CPU cooler for it or the one that comes with it is enough??

  • i prefer 2700x

  • Take my advice, just finished my first build with a Ryzen 5 3600, it's the best decision I ever made

  • Yes, it's a bummer to have bought intel and then after 5 years see that can't really change cpu because need also new mb. Now in the ryzen boat all is more dandy!

  • I'm using the 2700x

  • got mine about 5-6 months ago for $125 brand new...i barely beat the market rise!!!!

  • I'm glad I got mine back in early March. Only paid $157 USD for it.

  • hrwiki.info/plane/video/fsmo3bfUepyUqJw It seems there is a mistake in that picture because B550 chipset is not compatible with 1st and 2nd gen Ryzen processors as shown in www.amd.com/en/chipsets/b550

    • You could just do ( 5:35 ) cause bro everyone would click random links

  • After many years of using Intel cpus i switched to amd by buying ryzen 3600 for my personal video editing pc. Best decision I ever made. It is so much better and cheaper from what intel has to offer.

  • I'm actually using a 2600 on a B350 board, do someone know if it's getting a bios update for Ryzen 5000 support? If not I'll have to buy this 3600 CPU

    • www.amazon.in/AMD-Ryzen-3600-Processor-100000031BOX/dp/B07STGGQ18/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=3F2H7NH2T9DWI&dchild=1&keywords=3600+processor&qid=1606647693&sprefix=3600+pro,aps,354&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=1408786-21&linkId=6b2c0aa37d5c4fcea19f8b2821eccfd8&language=en_IN

    • @Itz -xRhino in that case I'll buy the 3600 instead and save the windows reinstalling, the MoBo money and buy a better graphics card

    • no bios update, you can get b450 and run 5000 series- January 2021 though.

  • Because intel chips were delayed ...😏

  • Bruh now that he made this vid it’s impossible to find one of these and when you do they are like $60 more than they were before

  • The R5 3600 is okay, its not enough for my editing requests tho. Im going to buy the 5600x when its in stock.

  • How about Ryzen 7 ?

    • Depends, a ryzen 7 2600x is still really good and a ryzen 7 3000 is even better

  • And here I am stuck with an Amd A8-9600 :,)

  • i have a 3600x lmao

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  • Now im convince i will finally buy Amd Ryzen 5 2600 for my 4k video editing

    • thats pretty cheap though , its old now so 50 bucks for a decent mainboard and another 100 for the processor ..

    • @Miha Peterca sell me ur 2600, without the cooler I’ll buy 120

    • I just bought Legion 5 👌👌👌😎

    • So should i sell my 2600? I wanna upgrade to 3900 or 5900 .. but i wouldnt get 100 bucks for my 2600 Should i rather build a second pc with it?

    • @patel shrey how many pounds of crack are you smoking never recommend ryzen 9s they are overkilllllllllll as fuck

  • Guys I have a AMD ryzen 5 is it good ?

  • It just went up to 275😪

  • My Ryzen 5 3600 is being shipped right now, and I haven't started the video... Am I gonna regret this?

  • Intel is scamming people once again, forcing them to buy a new expensive $200 motherboard just to upgrade their CPU.

  • imo ryzen 5 5600x should be the new crze the 3600 is good but 5600x has a lot of market potential

  • i wish i bought it sooner shiiit now i have to get the 3600x which is more expensive

    • Amazon offer www.amazon.in/AMD-Ryzen-3600-Processor-100000031BOX/dp/B07STGGQ18/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=3F2H7NH2T9DWI&dchild=1&keywords=3600+processor&qid=1606647693&sprefix=3600+pro,aps,354&sr=8-3&linkCode=ll1&tag=1408786-21&linkId=6b2c0aa37d5c4fcea19f8b2821eccfd8&language=en_IN

  • Ryzen 5 3600 - the Toyota Camry of processors

  • Me watching this video when the r5 3600 is $270 US now and the r7 3700x is $280: ;-; Idk which one to get can some1 help?

    • If it’s an extra 10 dollors go for the r7

    • both of you are either braindead or know nothing about computers lol.

    • Same

  • I always stupidly buy something and then go to youtube for reviews, thankfully this time I was right 😂 now i just need the 3070 restock

  • Dear Linus Can you show us how to build a pc below a 500$ for the average user and gamer with no more than 720p or 1080p max and the included pieces to be available in the middle east area - especially EGYPT would be so much appreciated as a matter of fact your videos are so cool but most of the shown products fall too far out of the reach of the low / middle income citizens of the area

  • that face when you wanted to update your cpu and got this very cpu and b450m asus rog mobo and it feels a lot better than your old i7 4790k set up, also having ddr4 might be the reason this current set up runs so smooth.

  • I literally waited all the way for black Friday to buy one, and it starts rising in price smh

  • Can't play anything on my 3600 without temps of 90+ no idea how to fix it

    • Thanks for the help. I've reapplied thermal paste 5 times (it's a new build) each time convinced it's applied properly and the fan placed perfectly. Fan speeds are great and the case has fantastic airflow. I've been assembling my own PCs for 12 years now, never been this stumped with temps before. I'm not an expert by any measure though. The fan and heatsink are stock. But even though, temps in the 90s, and idling in the high 50s, no matter what I try isn't normal and I think a better fan will only remedy the symptom not the cause. cpu boost isn't enabled. It's not OCd. I'd REALLY love to play Horizon Zero Dawn on it, but it's hot enough to fry an egg

    • Airflow might be bad, do what the first reply did if that doesn’t help maby get new faze fans, if not than rip, get a new cpu fan but that might be hard to put on

    • Check first your cpu cooler: is it placed correctly. Then according to your motherboard: Go bios settings, disable the core boost. It will be fixed! If it isn't fixed, probably it is about your psu or cooler ( could be havent got thermal paste).

  • Much of Adobe software still doesn't take advantage of multi-core.

  • r5 3600 is very good!

  • We will see all of us together here on 2025 still trying to know how to upgrade our CPUs

  • i’m looking to build a pc on black friday could anyone recommend any gpu and motherboard that goes well with the 3600?

    • A lot of prices r crazy rn, so a GTX 1660 super is the best rn, I would reccomend a RTX 2060 or 2070 but those prices are going crazy and if u can wait than try to snag one of those

    • you can go with the MSI tomahawk B450 max which is a solid option or with the gigabyte aorus B450 pro wifi which has wifi built in the motherboard

  • Linus, gotta say, your beard game is on point my guy. Oh yeah, and this video was fantastic too. (^_^)

  • Before the video starts, I bought a ryzen 5 3600x

  • Only one thing missing from this awesome vid, the success of ryzen cpus has forced intel to lower prices - another win! Lets be honest, Intel have always had a premium pricing structure and only ever keep things reasonable when forced.

  • linus : why everyone buying this CPU? me : you guys buying cpu