AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
If you are looking for a high-end processor from the previous generation of AMD CPUs, this is your best option (and even more so now that it is 15% off its regular price). With 12 physical cores and 24 process threads at a base speed of 3.8 GHz and reaching 4.6 GHz maximum, this processor will give you all the raw performance you need for both PC gaming (although for this it will be a bit exaggerated) as well as for professional tasks.
This processor is manufactured by TSMC at 7nm and has a TDP of 105W, and although it comes with AMD’s Wraith Prism cooling solution, it is highly recommended to buy a high-end heatsink to keep it at a good temperature as it gets quite hot.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
This processor is one of the favorite choices for high-end gaming PCs, and it has an excellent performance / price ratio. The Ryzen 7 3800X has 8 physical cores and 16 processing threads that run at a base speed of 3.9 GHz but reach 4.5 GHz in turbo mode, all with 105W of TDP.
As above, even though AMD includes its Wraith Prism RGB cooling solution, it is highly recommended to purchase a third-party heatsink to keep it running at good temperatures.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
This CPU is not a top seller from AMD, but it represents a good choice for those who need a lot of raw power and do not want to spend what a 3800X costs. It has 8 cores and 16 threads the same as the previous one, but in this case at a base frequency of 3.6 GHz and that reaches a maximum of 4.4 GHz, but the biggest difference is that it has a TDP of only 65 watts, This is why the AMD Wraith Prism RGB solution included with the processor is sufficient in this case (although a better heatsink is also recommended for better temperatures and, above all, a lower noise level).
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
This CPU is one of AMD’s top sales, and it is also a favorite choice for users looking to have a balanced gaming PC that delivers good performance but without spending a lot of money. It offers 6 physical cores with 12 processing threads at a base speed of 3.8 GHz and that reaches 4.4 GHz, all with a TDP of 95 watts.
This processor includes AMD’s Wraith Spire cooling solution, but with your high TDP it is also recommended to purchase a higher-end heatsink to maintain operation at good temperatures.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Finally we come to the processor that has represented the absolute triumph of AMD with its Ryzen 3000 Series. With 6 cores and 12 processing threads that operate at a base speed of 3.6 GHz and that reach 4.2 GHz in turbo mode, this processor delivers excellent performance, especially in gaming.
The Ryzen 5 3600 has a TDP of 65 watts and includes the Wraith Stealth solution, enough to keep it cool but as we always say, we recommend a third-party heatsink for better temperature and quieter operation.