AMD Ryzen 5 1600 - £188.99 @ Amazon
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 - £188.99 @ Amazon

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Found 28th Jun 2017
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU
Wraith CPU Cooler

Lowest price amazon UK have sold it for so far according to uk.camelcamelcamel.com/AMD…HG4

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guru3d.com/art…tml
bit-tech.net/rev…/1/
techpowerup.com/rev…00/
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Was going to buy a 1400 on Friday, simply couldn't justify the price hike to 1600. Saw this and immediately grabbed it. HOT.
I use this and feel like the system handles better than my old i7 5820k. Great price. Nabbed mine for similar.
Excellent gaming suited CPU, good price.
Anyone able to suggest a good motherboard for this?
dd1004

Anyone able to suggest a good motherboard for this?



MSI ​B350M Gaming Pro
Take some heat
how does this compare to i5-4460? looking to possibly upgrade
Going round in circles on these.... I do the odd bit of video editing on GoPro and blu ray editing so weighing up this or the I5 7500? I've been told that the intel has a faster single core processor and as video editing is single core use I should go Intel?
I considered the AMD FX-8350 to keep costs down but don't want to buy an old processor, so still undecided on what to do!
I do not do any gaming at all on the pc, so do I go FX-8350.... cheap and done? OR do I go intel or Ryzen of which both means upgrading board and ram?

Any help appreciated, can't decide. I love AMD and Ryzen being new seems a good choice, but will it be wasted on me for what I do? oO
replicant69

Going round in circles on these.... I do the odd bit of video editing on … Going round in circles on these.... I do the odd bit of video editing on GoPro and blu ray editing so weighing up this or the I5 7500? I've been told that the intel has a faster single core processor and as video editing is single core use I should go Intel? I considered the AMD FX-8350 to keep costs down but don't want to buy an old processor, so still undecided on what to do! I do not do any gaming at all on the pc, so do I go FX-8350.... cheap and done? OR do I go intel or Ryzen of which both means upgrading board and ram? Any help appreciated, can't decide. I love AMD and Ryzen being new seems a good choice, but will it be wasted on me for what I do? oO



Here's a review of the 1600X v i5 which I am supposed to buy for my son

pcworld.com/art…tml
Oliver_Warden82 h, 6 m ago

MSI ​B350M Gaming Pro



Imo the Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-Gaming is better, with its dual bios just in case anything goes wrong.
Here is a build I am going to make, ignore the price of the that will be bought when the prices go down.
Total should be around £750
uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…sr7
wpj

Here's a review of the 1600X v i5 which I am supposed to buy for my … Here's a review of the 1600X v i5 which I am supposed to buy for my sonhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/3186811/computers/ryzen-5-review-vs-core-i5-ryzen-5-1600x-wins-for-best-mainstream-power-cpu.html



Thanks for this.
So Intel quicker single core.... but beaten in all other areas. I use Handbrake for blu rays as mentioned in their review and it smashes Intel so looks like I will go for this I think! Thanks! Appreciated!
Wow 3 years out of the upgrade game since buying PS4 for couch play and ain't a clue what this is. Used to be really up on my tech.
Going to get back into PC gaming.

My current setup is a i5 2500k with a ATI 7950 graphics card. How much behind the curve am I now? Am I down to medium settings? Can remember most of my games were at Ultra and very high when I built my system around 4 years ago for £1k
replicant69

Going round in circles on these.... I do the odd bit of video editing on … Going round in circles on these.... I do the odd bit of video editing on GoPro and blu ray editing so weighing up this or the I5 7500? I've been told that the intel has a faster single core processor and as video editing is single core use I should go Intel? I considered the AMD FX-8350 to keep costs down but don't want to buy an old processor, so still undecided on what to do! I do not do any gaming at all on the pc, so do I go FX-8350.... cheap and done? OR do I go intel or Ryzen of which both means upgrading board and ram? Any help appreciated, can't decide. I love AMD and Ryzen being new seems a good choice, but will it be wasted on me for what I do? oO



​Just curious, if it isn't for gaming then what other connectivity do you require on the PC? If nothing 'special', what about an 'off-the-shelf' refurb'd i7 business PC off eBay?
I think there are still a fair few i7 47xx units going relatively cheap, and they aren't far behind Kaby Lake 7th gen, and more or less match Ryzen on single threaded performance (probably very slightly behind). Ryzen/AM4+ is quite new and AMD are still working out the various kinks and bugs present in the platform, so I'd imagine an Intel solution to be more straightforward (happy to be corrected).

Out of interest, is video editing really just single core based? Maybe I'm confusing it with rendering...
replicant69

Going round in circles on these.... I do the odd bit of video editing on … Going round in circles on these.... I do the odd bit of video editing on GoPro and blu ray editing so weighing up this or the I5 7500? I've been told that the intel has a faster single core processor and as video editing is single core use I should go Intel? I considered the AMD FX-8350 to keep costs down but don't want to buy an old processor, so still undecided on what to do! I do not do any gaming at all on the pc, so do I go FX-8350.... cheap and done? OR do I go intel or Ryzen of which both means upgrading board and ram? Any help appreciated, can't decide. I love AMD and Ryzen being new seems a good choice, but will it be wasted on me for what I do? oO



Don't get the 8350, its old and dead tech. I upgraded from a FX 8320 to a R7 1700. The difference is night and day when gaming. Should be a big difference too.
Edited by: "malachi" 29th Jun 2017
andreprashad

Just curious, if it isn't for gaming then what other connectivity do you … Just curious, if it isn't for gaming then what other connectivity do you require on the PC? If nothing 'special', what about an 'off-the-shelf' refurb'd i7 business PC off eBay? I think there are still a fair few i7 47xx units going relatively cheap, and they aren't far behind Kaby Lake 7th gen, and more or less match Ryzen on single threaded performance (probably very slightly behind). Ryzen/AM4+ is quite new and AMD are still working out the various kinks and bugs present in the platform, so I'd imagine an Intel solution to be more straightforward (happy to be corrected).Out of interest, is video editing really just single core based? Maybe I'm confusing it with rendering...



At the moment I have a Thermaltake Level GT10 case. Blu Ray writer, Asus M5A99X Evo Board, Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Ram, an old Phenom II x 4 945 Black Edition CPU, and finally MSI GTX 750ti Card.
I notice on most things now the CPU is ramping up to 100%, and whilst dropping this is just stupid things like Internet Explorer, Media Player, let alone any kind of video editing. I dont really want to buy an old system, I'd rather either just replace the CPU (that works with an AM3+ like the FX-8350) or if I go Ryzen or Intel then I'll be replacing the mobo and ram anyway...... so if I'm going to replace key components and spend the money then my thinking is getting something current rather than slightly older and I'll be having to update again in a few years..... a new modern system should keep me going double the time. Thats my thinking behind it all anyway, but also justify the cost.

Some programs are core performance, I believe 'uncropMKV' is for example, so to run a movie through this takes 2-3 hours currently!! So trying to speed things up here :-)

Really appreciate the feedback, good to know about bugs and things to watch out for.....also good to know about rendering as I'm not entirely sure about anything like this, I just want a quicker system at the right price! I dont want to spend £500 to find out its wasted for what I do and I could have achieved the same outcome for £100!
thanks! just brought with a msi-b350 artic (£109) steep I know but will make my black and white theme perfect! came in £2 more expensive off Amazon compared to Alza.co.uk. but thought the £2 is worth the piece of mind considering I have prime already. Cheers op! can't wait to build my new ryzen build!!
Jawz

Wow 3 years out of the upgrade game since buying PS4 for couch play and … Wow 3 years out of the upgrade game since buying PS4 for couch play and ain't a clue what this is. Used to be really up on my tech.Going to get back into PC gaming.My current setup is a i5 2500k with a ATI 7950 graphics card. How much behind the curve am I now? Am I down to medium settings? Can remember most of my games were at Ultra and very high when I built my system around 4 years ago for £1k



Yeah you're probably going to be looking at med-high at 1080p for recent titles.
replicant69

At the moment I have a Thermaltake Level GT10 case. Blu Ray writer, Asus … At the moment I have a Thermaltake Level GT10 case. Blu Ray writer, Asus M5A99X Evo Board, Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Ram, an old Phenom II x 4 945 Black Edition CPU, and finally MSI GTX 750ti Card. I notice on most things now the CPU is ramping up to 100%, and whilst dropping this is just stupid things like Internet Explorer, Media Player, let alone any kind of video editing. I dont really want to buy an old system, I'd rather either just replace the CPU (that works with an AM3+ like the FX-8350) or if I go Ryzen or Intel then I'll be replacing the mobo and ram anyway...... so if I'm going to replace key components and spend the money then my thinking is getting something current rather than slightly older and I'll be having to update again in a few years..... a new modern system should keep me going double the time. Thats my thinking behind it all anyway, but also justify the cost.Some programs are core performance, I believe 'uncropMKV' is for example, so to run a movie through this takes 2-3 hours currently!! So trying to speed things up here :-) Really appreciate the feedback, good to know about bugs and things to watch out for.....also good to know about rendering as I'm not entirely sure about anything like this, I just want a quicker system at the right price! I dont want to spend £500 to find out its wasted for what I do and I could have achieved the same outcome for £100!



​Thanks for clarifying - since you already have a case and PSU you may well be better off going for a new mobo/CPU/fan combo.
Agree with malachi that FX-8350 is dead tech, but I don't necessarily mean to put you off Ryzen by mentioning bugs, they are minor in the grand scheme of things and mainly relate to overclocking and gaming performance, and will almost definitely be patched by AMD in the coming months. Ryzen should be a very good shout indeed and you'll have room to overclock to 3.9-4ghz should you need it.
What's the difference between this and i5 6500?
If you're upgrading for gaming bear in mind that this is on about the same level as an i7-2600k, but put an OC on the 2600k and suddenly this upgrade is not feasible for gaming. The R5 however, will make general usage feel snappier thanks to the extra cores and will be faster in properly multi-threaded tasks such as archiving, rendering, encrypting, etc. Here's a benchmark anandtech.com/ben…887
thanks for posting been waiting for them to drop a bit. Time to upgrade my old i7 920 system i've been using since 2009. I just want a good deal on an atx motherboard
I built pc last week with this cost £15 more ultra wide monitor went down in price to £20 anyway its great cpu I use it for gaming and video encoding streaming etc using Gigabyte GA-AB350M-HD3AM4 (was only board could get at time) does job perfect with nice temps with stock cooler inside Corsair CC-9011017-WW Carbide Series 300R Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Performance Computer Case - Black ( make sure order a fan header splitter if use same board as mine as only 1 fan header or get 3 pin to Molex adaptor. my cpu is 29 idle now and never hits over 60c on full load on handbrake and my room is 25c
Edited by: "pothead13" 29th Jun 2017
andreprashad

...Ryzen/AM4+ is quite new and AMD are still working out the various … ...Ryzen/AM4+ is quite new and AMD are still working out the various kinks and bugs present in the platform, so I'd imagine an Intel solution to be more straightforward (happy to be corrected).Out of interest, is video editing really just single core based? Maybe I'm confusing it with rendering...



There are no kinks, and there really never were any significant ones unless you cared about ram overclocking. Improvements since launch have been around ram overclockability and performance (from 'oh that's nice' to very relevant) upgrades in few applications/games. FWIW, we bought a batch of 1700 boxes for our developers pretty early on (beginning of april IIR) as opposed to our usual x99 6 cores machines, and they have been absolutely rock solid in stability and very well performing, and they never had any sort of software update, including BIOS.


replicant69

Going round in circles on these.... I do the odd bit of video editing on … Going round in circles on these.... I do the odd bit of video editing on GoPro and blu ray editing so weighing up this or the I5 7500? I've been told that the intel has a faster single core processor and as video editing is single core use I should go Intel? I considered the AMD FX-8350 to keep costs down but don't want to buy an old processor, so still undecided on what to do! I do not do any gaming at all on the pc, so do I go FX-8350.... cheap and done? OR do I go intel or Ryzen of which both means upgrading board and ram? Any help appreciated, can't decide. I love AMD and Ryzen being new seems a good choice, but will it be wasted on me for what I do? oO



I do video encoding get the r5 you wont regret it I was looking at i5 or and fx 8350 and decided sod it Il try r5 and never been happier
The 1600 is the best pick for the money. Cracking CPU!

Wow, this is really revealing from the earlier pcworld benchmark link...

http://images.techhive.com/images/article/2017/04/ryzen_5_cinebenchr_15.038_nt-100717044-large.jpg

I love this summary: -

We retested on Cinebench R15, but this time with all the CPU cores and … We retested on Cinebench R15, but this time with all the CPU cores and threads available. You’re seeing roughly an 80-percent difference in performance when all cores are hot on Ryzen 5 and the Core i5. Let’s say that again: An 80-percent difference. That’s just a crushing blow to Core i5 and pretty much frames how this battle is likely to shape up: Give up a little single-threaded performance for a huge bump in multi-threaded performance.

coventgamer

What's the difference between this and i5 6500?


For tasks that rely on single threaded performance: The 6500
For everything else: The 1600
dcpp4

There are no kinks, and there really never were any significant ones … There are no kinks, and there really never were any significant ones unless you cared about ram overclocking. Improvements since launch have been around ram overclockability and performance (from 'oh that's nice' to very relevant) upgrades in few applications/games. FWIW, we bought a batch of 1700 boxes for our developers pretty early on (beginning of april IIR) as opposed to our usual x99 6 cores machines, and they have been absolutely rock solid in stability and very well performing, and they never had any sort of software update, including BIOS.



​Thanks for the additional clarification, already covered some of this in a later comment. Memory overclocking is however arguably quite important for Ryzen in certain use cases given this affects the latency for inter CCX communication via the Infinity Fabric (may have used incorrect terms there).
Jawz

Wow 3 years out of the upgrade game since buying PS4 for couch play and … Wow 3 years out of the upgrade game since buying PS4 for couch play and ain't a clue what this is. Used to be really up on my tech.Going to get back into PC gaming.My current setup is a i5 2500k with a ATI 7950 graphics card. How much behind the curve am I now? Am I down to medium settings? Can remember most of my games were at Ultra and very high when I built my system around 4 years ago for £1k


Your CPU is about as fast as this one. Graphics card is still actually fine for playing at 1080p as well.
andreprashad

Thanks for clarifying - since you already have a case and PSU you may … Thanks for clarifying - since you already have a case and PSU you may well be better off going for a new mobo/CPU/fan combo.Agree with malachi that FX-8350 is dead tech, but I don't necessarily mean to put you off Ryzen by mentioning bugs, they are minor in the grand scheme of things and mainly relate to overclocking and gaming performance, and will almost definitely be patched by AMD in the coming months. Ryzen should be a very good shout indeed and you'll have room to overclock to 3.9-4ghz should you need it.



Thanks. After all all the really useful feedback I've decided I'm going for the Ryzen!
Just need to pick out a decent board and some ram to go with it..... then a liquid cooler I think with an LED fan just to make my case look even better
Well done Op!
Not only is this a good deal, but actually the most useful thread for me yet in the past 2 weeks - cheers all!
retrend

Your CPU is about as fast as this one. Graphics card is still actually … Your CPU is about as fast as this one. Graphics card is still actually fine for playing at 1080p as well.



Thanks pal, used to know about all the models and options for building PC's. Crazy the amount of time I invested in research for a few years later to feel like I've had my brain disk wiped.

Nice to know I can still go boot up my games n not have to worry too much. So many games I collected on Steam and yet to play :0)
Anyone noticed Ebuyer have just dropped their price this afternoon:
ebuyer.com/784…box

Still slightly cheaper from Amazon, but just seen Amazon state "3.2GHz Clock speed" and Ebuyer show "3.4GHz Clock speed", think ebuyer have this wrong!

Also, if Amazon sell out - same price here:
overclockers.co.uk/amd…a7e

Edited by: "replicant69" 29th Jun 2017
I got the warehouse deal one for 172 earlier this morning. Happy with that
pothead13

I built pc last week with this cost £15 more ultra wide monitor went … I built pc last week with this cost £15 more ultra wide monitor went down in price to £20 anyway its great cpu I use it for gaming and video encoding streaming etc using Gigabyte GA-AB350M-HD3AM4 (was only board could get at time) does job perfect with nice temps with stock cooler inside Corsair CC-9011017-WW Carbide Series 300R Windowed Mid-Tower ATX Performance Computer Case - Black ( make sure order a fan header splitter if use same board as mine as only 1 fan header or get 3 pin to Molex adaptor. my cpu is 29 idle now and never hits over 60c on full load on handbrake and my room is 25c



You're building using the same parts as me nearly lol even down to the case
ibnMuhammad_

Wow, this is really revealing from the earlier pcworld benchmark link...I … Wow, this is really revealing from the earlier pcworld benchmark link...I love this summary: -



AFAIK, the problem has never been multi-core performance on AMD. The problem has usually been with single core performance.
dcpp4

There are no kinks, and there really never were any significant ones … There are no kinks, and there really never were any significant ones unless you cared about ram overclocking. Improvements since launch have been around ram overclockability and performance (from 'oh that's nice' to very relevant) upgrades in few applications/games. FWIW, we bought a batch of 1700 boxes for our developers pretty early on (beginning of april IIR) as opposed to our usual x99 6 cores machines, and they have been absolutely rock solid in stability and very well performing, and they never had any sort of software update, including BIOS.


While technically speaking the problem is with OCing RAM, most people wouldn't think of getting RAM to run at its rated speed as OCing it.
Furthermore, there are other problems, e.g. os2museum.com/wp/…en/
And software support is still lacking in some places.

I wouldn't say there are any significant 'kinks' with Ryzen but there certainly are 'kinks'.
Rid1

Imo the Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-Gaming is better, with its dual bios just in … Imo the Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-Gaming is better, with its dual bios just in case anything goes wrong.


Thank you!
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This isn't an improvement over the i7-6700 (non-k) for gaming, is it?
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