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Whats the difference between a 3600 and a 3600x ?

Markfw

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I had a 3600x on order from Walmart for $199, but it was due today, and I checked tracking and UPS never got the product, and Walmart customer assistance said "it was lost in shipment". I say it was a typo and they would not ship any, it should have been the 3600 they advertized. I will never buy from Walmart again.

BUT I need something to flash my motherboard for the 5950x that is due in Jan from BH Photo. And I giving too much away with the 3600 @$200 ????
 

Icecold

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It looks like the base clock speed is s a little higher on the 3600x, the boost clocks are a little higher, and it comes with a better stock cooler. The 3600x definitely retails higher and would have higher resale value, but as to how much I'm not sure.
 

Markfw

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well, nobody answered, and I didn't want to wait longer (won't be here till Jan 7), so I got the 3600. After I flash it will be for sale cheap.
 

lane42

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Walmart used to be pretty good but have gone down the tubes as of late.
I dont know how many times i order something, they say 2-3 days and
it takes 2-3 weeks, so i cancel. There price's aren't what they used to be.
I only buy from them sometimes because i have there card.
 

Assimilator1

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The difference between them is not a lot, when these came out, quite a few reviews at the time said the extra £40/$50 (IIRC) wasn't worth the 5% ish increase in performance.
I doubt that their would be much difference in resale value, but there'll be some.

[edit] I saw it mentioned that the price gap shrank later on to $25 as of 4/2020
Oh and the 3600s HSF is junk, it can't keep it cool enough for all core loads without it throttling. :rolleyes:
 
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VirtualLarry

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Yeah, not too much difference between the 3600 and 3600X. For $50 more or so, you get: 4.4Ghz single-core turbo clock, rather than 4.2Ghz, and a 95W TDP rather than a 65W TDP, which means you get a bigger heatsink in the box, I guess. To me, at least, the extra $50 wasn't worth it. Although a 3600X for $200 would have been.

Sorry that Walmart flaked out on you, Mark.

It could be worse, I've got a $117 laptop on effectively back-order (*"Delayed - check back soon"), for a month now. I don't see an option to simply cancel that item off the order. (I did get another one in a different color a week after I ordered, but this color was delayed, I fear indefinitely.)
 
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