AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Desktop CPU-AM4 £136 - Amazon UK
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Desktop CPU-AM4 £136 - Amazon UK

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Edited by:"MFT01"Found 30th Oct
Price dropped by over £40 overnight, amazing deal (I think all Ryzen CPUs have dropped in price to respond to Intel Coffee Lake). RRP is 220 so a big reduction from launch. This is also supposedly the best Ryzen processor for its price.

"Smooth Gaming and Efficient, Advanced Multi-Processing PerformanceThe world’s lowest power 6-core, 12-thread desktop processor3 with true machine intelligence."

# of CPU Cores6# of Threads12Base Clock Speed3.2GHzMax Turbo Core Speed3.6GHzTotal L1 Cache576KBTotal L2 Cache3MBTotal L3 Cache16MBUnlockedYesCMOS14nmPackageAM4PCI Express VersionPCIe 3.0Thermal SolutionWraith Spire (No LED)Default TDP / TDP65WMax Temps95°C

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It is £1.48 more to buy straight from amazon, seems a better choice to me personally.
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It is £1.48 more to buy straight from amazon, seems a better choice to me personally.

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salestion1 m ago

It is £1.48 more to buy straight from amazon, seems a better choice to me …It is £1.48 more to buy straight from amazon, seems a better choice to me personally.


Doesn't really make much difference but it's probably worth it if you have prime

MFT015 m ago

Doesn't really make much difference but it's probably worth it if you have …Doesn't really make much difference but it's probably worth it if you have prime


CPU-World-UK isn't even fulfilled by amazon, if you want amazons customer service, its worth paying the tiny bit extra.

Or even the one used one in warehouse for £166.01

This or i5 8400? Can't decide.

Two words: Black Friday.

LagunaLoire12 m ago

This or i5 8400? Can't decide.


For gaming would recommend the i5, for productivity definitely the 1600.

For gaming benchmarks watch this video, though I've linked to the average frames for all 9 games shown.

salestion2 m ago

For gaming would recommend the i5, for productivity definitely the …For gaming would recommend the i5, for productivity definitely the 1600.For gaming benchmarks watch this video, though I've linked to the average frames for all 9 games shown.


Much more expensive motherboards at the moment though - either way, both good options

MFT011 h, 3 m ago

Doesn't really make much difference but it's probably worth it if you have …Doesn't really make much difference but it's probably worth it if you have prime


You would be a fool to buy from the 3rd party for a £1.50 saving, Amazon's customer service massively out ways the 3rd party's.

zed687 m ago

Two words: Black Friday.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty sure PC components are rarely discounted on Black Friday.

carsick772 h, 33 m ago

Much more expensive motherboards at the moment though - either way, both …Much more expensive motherboards at the moment though - either way, both good options


Depends really, buying a 1600 means you are looking to OC, which means you shouldn't skip too much on motherboard, and you'll want a CPU cooler.

The 8400 doesn't need anything fancy, the cheapest z370 is currently 98 pounds, the cheapest B350 that isn't some oddball is the the Asus prime at 74 (It's not a micro atx).

So, 25 quid on the motherboard, but your heatsink will set you back 25 quid too.

Also, the z370 is the top tier motherboard on the i8 range (only available, I know). But you get a better feature set.

salestion2 h, 41 m ago

For gaming would recommend the i5, for productivity definitely the …For gaming would recommend the i5, for productivity definitely the 1600.For gaming benchmarks watch this video, though I've linked to the average frames for all 9 games shown.


It really depends on what you interpret "productivity" as though.

What do you consider productivity?

You may be surprised that if you aren't rendering graphics, the 8400 is going to be faster.

techpowerup.com/rev…tml

Heck...

techpowerup.com/rev…tml

The 8400 actually beats the 1600x in encoding, so maybe it's a straight up no contest at this price point. There are probably a few rendering tasks more suited for the AMD, but outside of rendering, overall productivity seems to favor the i8 8400.

You can pick up an i5 8400 for similar pricing (170-180)

uk.pcpartpicker.com/pro…400


I've not had much luck with BT Shop though.

Nate14928 m ago

It really depends on what you interpret "productivity" as though.What do …It really depends on what you interpret "productivity" as though.What do you consider productivity?You may be surprised that if you aren't rendering graphics, the 8400 is going to be faster.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_8400/7.htmlHeck...https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_8400/6.htmlThe 8400 actually beats the 1600x in encoding, so maybe it's a straight up no contest at this price point. There are probably a few rendering tasks more suited for the AMD, but outside of rendering, overall productivity seems to favor the i8 8400.You can pick up an i5 8400 for similar pricing (170-180)https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/LHYWGX/intel-core-i5-8400-28ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i58400I've not had much luck with BT Shop though.


Not done much reading on Ryzen cause have no reason to upgrade, thanks for correcting me

Great price. Overclocked mine to 3.8 stock cooler absolutely zero voltage change and she's solid as a rock. Awesome processors.

i5 8400 exists

Nate14928 h, 47 m ago

Depends really, buying a 1600 means you are looking to OC, which means you …Depends really, buying a 1600 means you are looking to OC, which means you shouldn't skip too much on motherboard, and you'll want a CPU cooler.The 8400 doesn't need anything fancy, the cheapest z370 is currently 98 pounds, the cheapest B350 that isn't some oddball is the the Asus prime at 74 (It's not a micro atx).So, 25 quid on the motherboard, but your heatsink will set you back 25 quid too.Also, the z370 is the top tier motherboard on the i8 range (only available, I know). But you get a better feature set.



You can do some overclocking with the included wraith spire.

Nate14928 h, 59 m ago

Depends really, buying a 1600 means you are looking to OC, which means you …Depends really, buying a 1600 means you are looking to OC, which means you shouldn't skip too much on motherboard, and you'll want a CPU cooler.The 8400 doesn't need anything fancy, the cheapest z370 is currently 98 pounds, the cheapest B350 that isn't some oddball is the the Asus prime at 74 (It's not a micro atx).So, 25 quid on the motherboard, but your heatsink will set you back 25 quid too.Also, the z370 is the top tier motherboard on the i8 range (only available, I know). But you get a better feature set.


Plenty of people have the stock cooler and sitting at 3.7-3.8Ghz overclocks. While the 8400 is faster, it’s also a dead end.
The Ryzen Motherboard chipset should support at least 2 more generations of processor.
While Intel may stay ahead in the out right performance. Ryzen still offers a lot for the cash. Especially if you could drop a new processor in to it 2 years down the line.

Oneday7724 m ago

Plenty of people have the stock cooler and sitting at 3.7-3.8Ghz …Plenty of people have the stock cooler and sitting at 3.7-3.8Ghz overclocks. While the 8400 is faster, it’s also a dead end. The Ryzen Motherboard chipset should support at least 2 more generations of processor. While Intel may stay ahead in the out right performance. Ryzen still offers a lot for the cash. Especially if you could drop a new processor in to it 2 years down the line.


The z370 is not a 'dead end' and who buys processors at such a fast rate anyway?

If you buy the 1600 or the 8400, are you going to replace it in under 2 years? We're talking 80 quid here on a motherboard anyway. DDR5 is on the horizon, the next upgrade people will do should include DDR5, which, in 2-3 years will need a new motherboard anyway.

If your recommendation is to buy a 170 quid CPU and an 80 quid motherboard, and in 2 years time buy another 180 quid CPU, then I think your recommendation is not very good.

CoeK36 m ago

You can do some overclocking with the included wraith spire.


Sure, you can do light OC'ing with the included CPU, but who buys the *1600* for light overclocking? The 1600x is the choice if you don't want to buy a new cooler.

Nate149244 s ago

Sure, you can do light OC'ing with the included CPU, but who buys the …Sure, you can do light OC'ing with the included CPU, but who buys the *1600* for light overclocking? The 1600x is the choice if you don't want to buy a new cooler.



No idea.

salestion13 h, 21 m ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty sure PC components are rarely …Correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty sure PC components are rarely discounted on Black Friday.


Corrent, the only items that get massive discounts are Polaroid and Vestel TVs. Last black Friday was disappointing.

LagunaLoire13 h, 42 m ago

This or i5 8400? Can't decide.


if you are not going to do any overclocking, then i5, if you are going to OC the 1600 to about 3.9-4.0Ghz, then defo Ryzen.

Wish I needed a new cpu...I do miss the old AMD/Intel competition days...

Just finished my ryzen build at the weekend. The stock cooler can handle a decent OC at 3.7ghz. been putting it through its paces. Will be running a few renders on videos to test, although I'm coming from an i5 650 so there's going to be an improvement either way

Nate149211 h, 47 m ago

The z370 is not a 'dead end' and who buys processors at such a fast rate …The z370 is not a 'dead end' and who buys processors at such a fast rate anyway?If you buy the 1600 or the 8400, are you going to replace it in under 2 years? We're talking 80 quid here on a motherboard anyway. DDR5 is on the horizon, the next upgrade people will do should include DDR5, which, in 2-3 years will need a new motherboard anyway.If your recommendation is to buy a 170 quid CPU and an 80 quid motherboard, and in 2 years time buy another 180 quid CPU, then I think your recommendation is not very good.


Z370 isn’t a dead end? Intel is only keeping the chipset for about 9 months. Then a new socket will be released. Locking anyone with a z370 chipset into the 8th Gen processors.
Not everyone will jump on DDR5 as soon as it comes out. DDR4 didn’t exactly set the world on fire when it came out. Many i5-2500k on DDR3 only just being pensioned off now. Though many stuck with it due to Intel’s 5% generation incremental performance increases and rapid socket changing.

My advice is not to drop a new cpu in every 2 years. However when sockets lasted longer people would do just that. I do like the option to do so or not.
Who knows Ryzen follow up processors may bomb or could be stormers. Only time will tell.
Of course anyone building new Now is probably only switching to DDR4 now. So they won’t want DDR5 in 2 years. Making the £170 Switch all the more appealing if it is worth it. Though if AMD drop the ball then maybe the i7-8700k may still be king.

I’ve an open mind and have mixed AMD and Intel all through my PC career. At least I don’t get tunnel vision and can see the benefits other than out right grunt.

Nate149211 h, 50 m ago

Sure, you can do light OC'ing with the included CPU, but who buys the …Sure, you can do light OC'ing with the included CPU, but who buys the *1600* for light overclocking? The 1600x is the choice if you don't want to buy a new cooler.


Light over clocking to 3.7Ghz. Is that what an extra 500Mhz per core is. It may not be up there with i7-7700k 5ghz plus over clocks. Ryzen across most chips top out at 4-4.1. At least the 1600 is a retail boxed CPU that can be over clocked on the stock cooler.

Oneday7752 m ago

Z370 isn’t a dead end? Intel is only keeping the chipset for about 9 m …Z370 isn’t a dead end? Intel is only keeping the chipset for about 9 months. Then a new socket will be released. Locking anyone with a z370 chipset into the 8th Gen processors. Not everyone will jump on DDR5 as soon as it comes out. DDR4 didn’t exactly set the world on fire when it came out. Many i5-2500k on DDR3 only just being pensioned off now. Though many stuck with it due to Intel’s 5% generation incremental performance increases and rapid socket changing. My advice is not to drop a new cpu in every 2 years. However when sockets lasted longer people would do just that. I do like the option to do so or not. Who knows Ryzen follow up processors may bomb or could be stormers. Only time will tell. Of course anyone building new Now is probably only switching to DDR4 now. So they won’t want DDR5 in 2 years. Making the £170 Switch all the more appealing if it is worth it. Though if AMD drop the ball then maybe the i7-8700k may still be king. I’ve an open mind and have mixed AMD and Intel all through my PC career. At least I don’t get tunnel vision and can see the benefits other than out right grunt.


You just shot yourself in the foot. 2500k is exactly why z370 isn't a problem. Who buys a mobo thinking 'upgrade in a year'?
Edited by: "Nate1492" 31st Oct

Oneday771 h, 4 m ago

Light over clocking to 3.7Ghz. Is that what an extra 500Mhz per core is. …Light over clocking to 3.7Ghz. Is that what an extra 500Mhz per core is. It may not be up there with i7-7700k 5ghz plus over clocks. Ryzen across most chips top out at 4-4.1. At least the 1600 is a retail boxed CPU that can be over clocked on the stock cooler.



Yep, I think a light OC to 3.7, while running full tilt fans, is pretty poor and most would agree the wraith cooler is not well suited for OCing the ryzen chip. Suggesting to 'get the 1600 and keep stock cooler' is just plain poor suggestions.

Nate149210 h, 11 m ago

Yep, I think a light OC to 3.7, while running full tilt fans, is pretty …Yep, I think a light OC to 3.7, while running full tilt fans, is pretty poor and most would agree the wraith cooler is not well suited for OCing the ryzen chip. Suggesting to 'get the 1600 and keep stock cooler' is just plain poor suggestions.


My 1700 on the stock cooler. Is next to never on full tilt at 3.7Ghz.
Some day I’ll stick on my Noctua ND15 and push it further.

Nate149210 h, 34 m ago

You just shot yourself in the foot. 2500k is exactly why z370 isn't a …You just shot yourself in the foot. 2500k is exactly why z370 isn't a problem. Who buys a mobo thinking 'upgrade in a year'?


I would easily have upgraded my 2500k long before now. Except I wasn’t prepared to only jump to a 3770k without going through additional Motherboard expense.

There are people who drop £6-800 every couple of years for a new phone. Upgrading processors isn’t that much of a stretch.

Face it, you have a tendency to shoot down everything that suggests there are alternatives to Intel. You should try being a little less biased and open to change or alternatives.

I do not for a second say that AMD has beaten Intel. They have however brought more choice and flexibility to the table.

Oneday7710 h, 7 m ago

I would easily have upgraded my 2500k long before now. Except I wasn’t p …I would easily have upgraded my 2500k long before now. Except I wasn’t prepared to only jump to a 3770k without going through additional Motherboard expense. There are people who drop £6-800 every couple of years for a new phone. Upgrading processors isn’t that much of a stretch. Face it, you have a tendency to shoot down everything that suggests there are alternatives to Intel. You should try being a little less biased and open to change or alternatives. I do not for a second say that AMD has beaten Intel. They have however brought more choice and flexibility to the table.


But, you have taken the line 'upgrade path for AM4 board til 2020' as gospel, when AMD have not shown much care for the sockets either. AMD have made numerous, unfulfilled, promises.

I honestly think you are completely overblowing the 'motherboard upgrade' issues. Jumping from the 2500k to the 3770k was a small upgrade, not worth spending 200+ on a new CPU. Don't kid around, you wouldn't upgrade that 2500k to 3770k if it was an old socket.

And who cares what people spend on their phones every couple of years, that is forced redundancy for the most part anyway. Phone batteries die, screens crack, and software on phones gets bloated so fast. They lock phones to company specific OSes specifically designed not to be upgraded after a period of time. The word "Unlocked phone" is a rarity for a reason.

Suggesting AMD is better because they made a promise of 'no sockets till 2020' is comical. Choose the best CPU now, and when you want a new one, choose the best one at the time. There are so many innovations in technology that in 2 years time, there is no way I'd tell someone to 'keep the old motherboard'.

Most boards have 1 USB type C port on them right now, that will change massively. SSDs are evolving at lightning speed, check out the Intel Optane drive. That will be the next big thing.

You suggest I'm biased towards Intel, perhaps you are biased towards AMD?

Oneday7710 h, 14 m ago

My 1700 on the stock cooler. Is next to never on full tilt at 3.7Ghz. Some …My 1700 on the stock cooler. Is next to never on full tilt at 3.7Ghz. Some day I’ll stick on my Noctua ND15 and push it further.


Sure, stick the 80 quid cooler on it, it will be fine.

Also, I just realized, you are talking about the 1700. The default turbo boost is 3.7 ghz. So if you are thinking you are 'OC'ing your chip' you may want to rethink that.

Nate14922 h, 56 m ago

Sure, stick the 80 quid cooler on it, it will be fine. Also, I just …Sure, stick the 80 quid cooler on it, it will be fine. Also, I just realized, you are talking about the 1700. The default turbo boost is 3.7 ghz. So if you are thinking you are 'OC'ing your chip' you may want to rethink that.


I’m talking about 3.7Ghz In all 8 physical cores not a single core boost. Yes I am OC’ing it.

Nate14923 h, 15 m ago

But, you have taken the line 'upgrade path for AM4 board til 2020' as …But, you have taken the line 'upgrade path for AM4 board til 2020' as gospel, when AMD have not shown much care for the sockets either. AMD have made numerous, unfulfilled, promises.I honestly think you are completely overblowing the 'motherboard upgrade' issues. Jumping from the 2500k to the 3770k was a small upgrade, not worth spending 200+ on a new CPU. Don't kid around, you wouldn't upgrade that 2500k to 3770k if it was an old socket.And who cares what people spend on their phones every couple of years, that is forced redundancy for the most part anyway. Phone batteries die, screens crack, and software on phones gets bloated so fast. They lock phones to company specific OSes specifically designed not to be upgraded after a period of time. The word "Unlocked phone" is a rarity for a reason.Suggesting AMD is better because they made a promise of 'no sockets till 2020' is comical. Choose the best CPU now, and when you want a new one, choose the best one at the time. There are so many innovations in technology that in 2 years time, there is no way I'd tell someone to 'keep the old motherboard'.Most boards have 1 USB type C port on them right now, that will change massively. SSDs are evolving at lightning speed, check out the Intel Optane drive. That will be the next big thing.You suggest I'm biased towards Intel, perhaps you are biased towards AMD?


No, I’m not biased. Though I do need to learn not to debate/argue with people who can’t think outside the box.

I’ll leave you with one last scenario to consider, though the 1600 here is a poor example.
Someone buys a budget machine now. Say a b350 MB with a Ryzen 1200. So about £180 ignoring memory storage etc.
In 2 years time that machine while having done well for its initial purpose of browsing and office type tasks. Now needs upgraded to support video editing. That same PC can now have the latest multi core Zen3 processor dropped into it. For say £250, probably 8-12 cores and 7nm fabrication. That is a great deal that Intel will never match.

As for sockets. AMD with the exception of Intel’s LGA2011 has done far better in keeping sockets supplied with newer CPUs. You seem to be internet capable, I’ll let you research that one.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 1st Nov

Oneday7717 m ago

I’m talking about 3.7Ghz In all 8 physical cores not a single core boost. Y …I’m talking about 3.7Ghz In all 8 physical cores not a single core boost. Yes I am OC’ing it.


Fair enough, I still think it's a minor OC, but that isn't the topic anyway. Most people who buy the 1600 or 1700 will consider it a requirement to pick up at least a hyper evo 212 for 25 quid.

Oneday7716 m ago

No, I’m not biased. Though I do need to learn not to debate/argue with p …No, I’m not biased. Though I do need to learn not to debate/argue with people who can’t think outside the box. I’ll leave you with one last scenario to consider, though the 1600 here is a poor example. Someone buys a budget machine now. Say a b350 MB with a Ryzen 1200. So about £180 ignoring memory storage etc. In 2 years time that machine while having done well for its initial purpose of browsing and office type tasks. Now needs upgraded to support video editing. That same PC can now have the latest multi core Zen3 processor dropped into it. For say £250, probably 8-12 cores and 7nm fabrication. That is a great deal that Intel will never match. As for sockets. AMD with the exception of Intel’s LGA2011 has done far better in keeping sockets supplied with newer CPUs. You seem to be internet capable, I’ll let you research that one.


That's an absolutely cherry picked example, if you are truly talking about 'thinking outside the box' why are you fabricating such a perfect scenario?

Oh look at me, joe blogs doing excel and ms paint! Oh, 2 years down, I guess I want to do RENDERING! I mean, what?

You say you like to think outside the box, really, really consider the scenario you just lined up. How is that not the ultimate cherry pick? Some user changes from an office worker PC to a video rendering behemoth? You're already extolling a 'great deal' from the future? Sorry, not buying that hype.

And as for AMD's socket game, no, I don't think they have done a good job. I've wrote a comprehensive post once already about how AMD has played socket roulette.

Let's do the short version.

May 2006. AM2.
November 2007. AM2+
February 2009. AM3.
October 2011. AM3+

Then you know what happened? The dark ages of AMD's CPU. for 6 years they did not release a new CPU socket. You know why? From 2011 to 2017, AMD's CPU line was so terrible, they knew if they even suggested a new socket, they'd be shot.

So, roll out Ryzen, a good processor.

March 2017. AM4.

So, you're telling me AM4+ will be out when?

I've got a theory.

Q4 2018. AM4+.

Yes, it will be 'backward compatible'. Just like AM2/AM2+ or AM3/AM3+. But we know it is only lip service. No one actually suggested you use that old motherboard. Who's gonna suggest sticking that shiny new CPU in that old motherboard that is missing the features? Pretty much no one. There won't be any crazy budget Bulldozer chips running around either. Ryzen wasn't a failure. AMD know how to do CPU cycles too, they just couldn't do it when the Bulldozer nearly sank their CPU business.

Your scenario, adjusted for reality, will include advanced in video rendering that can only be taken advantage of by the new AM4+ socket motherboard, which offloads infinity fabric from the chip onto the socket and greatly increases multi threading capability. (This is me cherry picking your cherries).

Is this a duplicate deal?

hotukdeals.com/dea…527
Edited by: "stevenfeeney" 5th Nov

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stevenfeeney5 m ago

Is this a duplicate …Is this a duplicate deal?https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amd-ryzen-5-1600-cpu-with-wraith-cooler-136-amazon-2822527




This deal was posted first

MFT0120 m ago

This deal was posted first


Ah, weird. You are right just my keyword alerts triggered this one second.
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