AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler £112.79 at Aria PC
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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler £112.79 at Aria PC

£112.79£1174%Aria PC Deals
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Posted 9th Oct
Great CPU at low cost.
SPECIFICATIONS:- CPU Model: AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600
- Clock Speed: 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
- Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
- Unlocked CPU: Yes
- Socket: AM4
- Architecture: Zen+
- Manufacturing Process: 12nm
- Max. Memory Size: 64 GB
- Max. Memory Speed: DDR4 - 2933
- Max. Memory Channels: Dual (2)
- ECC Memory Support: No
- PCIe Lanes Supported: 16
- Processor Graphics: N/A
- Cache: 19MB
- Max. TDP: 65W
- Heatsink/Cooler Included?: Wraith STEALTH Active Fan Air Cooler
- Package Type: Retail
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Tacavas any Intel cpu deals?
This is insane price for the processor. Compare price to performance and nothing can beat this or even come anywhere near. Hot
This procesor from this seller was in same price last 4 manths.
Finally someone posted it on hotuk again :).
Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K?
Mainly used for gaming, Battlefield 1/5, Project Cars2, F1 etc, my graphics card is fine but my cpu is definitely a bottleneck on BF5.
abhijitdash12309/10/2019 09:06

Really Why?


The 9400F is actually quite a decent gaming CPU, it also has the advantage of being able to use slower RAM and Intel motherboards tend to be better at the lower end.

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Steve then goes on to sum it up well "When it comes to gaming it’s fair to say there’s no wrong option here and the Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i5-9400F are evenly matched.".
paulod09/10/2019 10:05

Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, …Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, Battlefield 1/5, Project Cars2, F1 etc, my graphics card is fine but my cpu is definitely a bottleneck on BF5.


I would recommend overclocking the 4670k to 4.5,4.6ghz over buying the 2600.
paulod09/10/2019 10:05

Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, …Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, Battlefield 1/5, Project Cars2, F1 etc, my graphics card is fine but my cpu is definitely a bottleneck on BF5.


The gains would be minimal especially if you're running the i5 at around 4.5Ghz.

You would be better going for a Ryzen 3600 or i5 9600k.
Gormond09/10/2019 10:13

The 9400F is actually quite a decent gaming CPU, it also has the advantage …The 9400F is actually quite a decent gaming CPU, it also has the advantage of being able to use slower RAM and Intel motherboards tend to be better at the lower end.[Image] Steve then goes on to sum it up well "When it comes to gaming it’s fair to say there’s no wrong option here and the Ryzen 5 2600X and Core i5-9400F are evenly matched.".


Well, does the Intel one have an upgrade path? Pretty sure it does not.
That was one of the buggest advantages of the Ryzen platform. Also the support for faster memory is huge with Ryzen and it makes the whole system and its usage so much responsive.
If building a new PC, it would make no sense to go for intel as Ryzen provides an upgrade path with more cores and threads coming in the future that would be a lot helpful when everything is becoming multithreaded these days even games.
And just for the sake of it, I would buy AMD anyway as if I were with Intel, they would never get their game up and be taking the customers for a toss. See this year for instance, Ryzen 3600 is outselling the entire Intel line up and that is no mean feat.
paulod09/10/2019 10:05

Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, …Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, Battlefield 1/5, Project Cars2, F1 etc, my graphics card is fine but my cpu is definitely a bottleneck on BF5.


I feel your pain, brother. Battlefield 5 is a real struggle. And unfortunately, I can't seem to get any stable overclock on mine . Gonna hopefully go for a 3600 upgrade around Christmas time
paulod09/10/2019 10:05

Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, …Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, Battlefield 1/5, Project Cars2, F1 etc, my graphics card is fine but my cpu is definitely a bottleneck on BF5.


BF5 was one of the few titles where I felt my i7 4770k was bottlenecking the RTX 2080. Just done a Ryzen 3700x rebuild and need to retest that title, admittedly I'm not blown away by the upgrade considering it also involved a new motherboard, DDR4 and a snazzy NVMe.
MBeeching09/10/2019 10:45

BF5 was one of the few titles where I felt my i7 4770k was bottlenecking …BF5 was one of the few titles where I felt my i7 4770k was bottlenecking the RTX 2080. Just done a Ryzen 3700x rebuild and need to retest that title, admittedly I'm not blown away by the upgrade considering it also involved a new motherboard, DDR4 and a snazzy NVMe.


Moore's law is well and truly dead, unfortunately.

Similar feeling following an upgrade of my Phenom 955 to a 2600, Inc 3200mhz ram.
len_ere09/10/2019 10:16

I would recommend overclocking the 4670k to 4.5,4.6ghz over buying the …I would recommend overclocking the 4670k to 4.5,4.6ghz over buying the 2600.


My motherboard doesn't support overclocking unfortunately (even though it's supposed to), so would need a new one anyway. So I was thinking of getting a new one and going down the AMD route for a change.
abhijitdash12309/10/2019 10:19

Well, does the Intel one have an upgrade path? Pretty sure it does not. …Well, does the Intel one have an upgrade path? Pretty sure it does not. That was one of the buggest advantages of the Ryzen platform. Also the support for faster memory is huge with Ryzen and it makes the whole system and its usage so much responsive. If building a new PC, it would make no sense to go for intel as Ryzen provides an upgrade path with more cores and threads coming in the future that would be a lot helpful when everything is becoming multithreaded these days even games.And just for the sake of it, I would buy AMD anyway as if I were with Intel, they would never get their game up and be taking the customers for a toss. See this year for instance, Ryzen 3600 is outselling the entire Intel line up and that is no mean feat.


Yes the Intel platform can upgrade to a 9700k/9900k which in gaming will atleast match any Ryzen chip. Also Ryzen is only getting one more upgrade next year which isn't expected to be as big a jump as Zen 2 (we will see) - Also many people like to upgrade the motherboard at the same time for the extra features it provides.

Ryzen needs faster memory because of the way the infinity fabric works (CCX communication), Intel's ring bus is much lower latency and doesn't need very fast memory to get the most out of it - which in turn saves you money.

I doubt very much we will see games go beyond 8 cores any time soon, especially with PS5 and XB2 being 8 cores but who knows.

The 3600 is a good chip and should be selling well and probably what I would go for if building a new PC but it doesn't make an Intel deal pointless as your first post made out.
Turn off core boost,change the multiplier,Apply a voltage offset and you can easily get 4000mhz on all cores.
Gormond09/10/2019 10:56

Yes the Intel platform can upgrade to a 9700k/9900k which in gaming will …Yes the Intel platform can upgrade to a 9700k/9900k which in gaming will atleast match any Ryzen chip. Also Ryzen is only getting one more upgrade next year which isn't expected to be as big a jump as Zen 2 (we will see) - Also many people like to upgrade the motherboard at the same time for the extra features it provides.Ryzen needs faster memory because of the way the infinity fabric works (CCX communication), Intel's ring bus is much lower latency and doesn't need very fast memory to get the most out of it - which in turn saves you money.I doubt very much we will see games go beyond 8 cores any time soon, especially with PS5 and XB2 being 8 cores but who knows.The 3600 is a good chip and should be selling well and probably what I would go for if building a new PC but it doesn't make an Intel deal pointless as your first post made out.


Intel processors are more expensive than AMD Ryzen. Memory is hardly any cheaper as even DDR4 3000 costs less than £58 for 16gb. Intel processors dont come with a cooler or a bad cooler which adds cost. Most Intel processors dont have hyperthreading hence only limited cores which is no good for multitasking. Ryzen has a clear upgrade path as its on the same platform for a few years now. Ryzen is the one which forced Intel to adapt and seriously Intel needs to do a lot more.

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Edited by: "abhijitdash123" 9th Oct
Nautilus18609/10/2019 10:59

Turn off core boost,change the multiplier,Apply a voltage offset and you …Turn off core boost,change the multiplier,Apply a voltage offset and you can easily get 4000mhz on all cores.


Yeah 4Ghz is easily doable (maybe even 4.1 or 4.2) but I would recommend an aftermarket cooler as the Stealth probably wont cut it.
paulod09/10/2019 10:05

Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, …Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, Battlefield 1/5, Project Cars2, F1 etc, my graphics card is fine but my cpu is definitely a bottleneck on BF5.


I've just done that exact upgrade myself. With Battlefield V, like other games, I saw no noticeable gain in average FPS (RTX 2070) but it did seem to be smoother overall. Given I sold my old setup for only £60 less than the new one cost I would say it was worth it... just.
Gormond09/10/2019 11:40

Yeah 4Ghz is easily doable (maybe even 4.1 or 4.2) but I would recommend …Yeah 4Ghz is easily doable (maybe even 4.1 or 4.2) but I would recommend an aftermarket cooler as the Stealth probably wont cut it.


Yes l did mine with a wraith max. Tops out at 65 ° in prime 95.
Nautilus18609/10/2019 12:08

Yes l did mine with a wraith max. Tops out at 65 ° in prime 95.


Yeah that would work - If you're on a budget something like a Snowman from aliexpress for about £12 would also do the job.
paulod09/10/2019 10:05

Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, …Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, Battlefield 1/5, Project Cars2, F1 etc, my graphics card is fine but my cpu is definitely a bottleneck on BF5.


Huge bump in performance for multi-core apps and games. You would be going from 4 cores & 4 threads to 6 cores & 12 threads.
Nengwe09/10/2019 12:02

I've just done that exact upgrade myself. With Battlefield V, like other …I've just done that exact upgrade myself. With Battlefield V, like other games, I saw no noticeable gain in average FPS (RTX 2070) but it did seem to be smoother overall. Given I sold my old setup for only £60 less than the new one cost I would say it was worth it... just.


Yeah I'll probably go for it, just checked and my i5 was bought six years ago so definitely had my moneys worth out of that. Also noticed Aria take bitcoin and I've got a few hundred quids worth of that lying unused so may as well make the jump, may go for a 2700 instead though
paulod09/10/2019 13:18

Yeah I'll probably go for it, just checked and my i5 was bought six years …Yeah I'll probably go for it, just checked and my i5 was bought six years ago so definitely had my moneys worth out of that. Also noticed Aria take bitcoin and I've got a few hundred quids worth of that lying unused so may as well make the jump, may go for a 2700 instead though

Go for it!

I'd say for gaming the jump won't be big but it's a cheap upgrade by the time you sell the old kit off.

I got mine more for video editing than gaming - with the extra cores, threads and an nvme, the improvement is massive.
I was contemplating this over my i5 4690k or maybe the 2700 as PUBG doesn't run all that well. Processor seems to be the bottleneck over the gpu (1080gtx) for me but maybe I'm better trying a bigger overlock?

It's already running at 95%+ though :/
delsaber09/10/2019 13:44

I was contemplating this over my i5 4690k or maybe the 2700 as PUBG …I was contemplating this over my i5 4690k or maybe the 2700 as PUBG doesn't run all that well. Processor seems to be the bottleneck over the gpu (1080gtx) for me but maybe I'm better trying a bigger overlock?It's already running at 95%+ though :/


Try overclocking first
paulod09/10/2019 10:05

Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, …Is this a worthwhile upgrade from a i5 4670K? Mainly used for gaming, Battlefield 1/5, Project Cars2, F1 etc, my graphics card is fine but my cpu is definitely a bottleneck on BF5.


It's actually a massive upgrade especially in games that make use of the 12 threads on the ryzen CPU like battlefield 5.
I went from a 2500k 4.8ghz to a ryzen 2600 and the difference is night and day, no more stutters or 100% CPU usage.

I5 9400 is not worth it due to lack of hyperthreading which will lead to a short life span imo.
delsaber09/10/2019 13:44

I was contemplating this over my i5 4690k or maybe the 2700 as PUBG …I was contemplating this over my i5 4690k or maybe the 2700 as PUBG doesn't run all that well. Processor seems to be the bottleneck over the gpu (1080gtx) for me but maybe I'm better trying a bigger overlock?It's already running at 95%+ though :/


In my experience the overclock won't help much if the CPU is being topped out, games just need more than 4cores/threads these days especially when you have a decent gpu.

Give it a go by all means, but don't be surprised when it just adds 5fps and the CPU is still at 95%+ usage while the GPU is chilling at 50%
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admittedly I'm not blown away by the upgrade considering it also involved a new motherboard, DDR4 and a snazzy NVMe.
Is this better than an i7 6700k
H0lySm0kes09/10/2019 10:22

I feel your pain, brother. Battlefield 5 is a real struggle. And …I feel your pain, brother. Battlefield 5 is a real struggle. And unfortunately, I can't seem to get any stable overclock on mine . Gonna hopefully go for a 3600 upgrade around Christmas time


At max settings with my 2600 and Vega 56 I'm at a solid 100fps at 1440p. With DX12 the fps is all over the place it's a stuttering mess. It's a joke so I only play dx11
MBeeching09/10/2019 10:45

BF5 was one of the few titles where I felt my i7 4770k was bottlenecking …BF5 was one of the few titles where I felt my i7 4770k was bottlenecking the RTX 2080. Just done a Ryzen 3700x rebuild and need to retest that title, admittedly I'm not blown away by the upgrade considering it also involved a new motherboard, DDR4 and a snazzy NVMe.


Nvme drives are such an anti climax its untrue. I didnt notice a single thing when I switched from 2.5" to all singing all dancing nvme drive.

If I was building a new PC today I wouldn't even bother with an m.2 drive they offer no noticeable benefit whatsoever.
I was looking at this or the 3700x for a gtx 980ti, which one would be better for it?
Edited by: "evrain" 10th Oct
evrain10/10/2019 18:51

I was looking at this or the 3700x for a gtx 980ti, which one would be …I was looking at this or the 3700x for a gtx 980ti, which one would be better for it?


2600 all day long. No need whatsoever for the 3700x unless your doing heavy workload tasks.
Badjase09/10/2019 17:58

Is this better than an i7 6700k


About the same but the 260p is better for encoding.
bbfb12310/10/2019 22:22

2600 all day long. No need whatsoever for the 3700x unless your doing …2600 all day long. No need whatsoever for the 3700x unless your doing heavy workload tasks.


How about say for example having alot of emulators up simultaneously?
I just installed the 3600 on a msi b450, was alot more complicated than videos showed. Not sure if my backplate was faulty but either 1 or 2 screws from stock fan wouldnt bite. I only got slight bite on one then done diagonal. Is this normal? Also because I had to keep replacing the cooler some paste got on top sides of cpu, should I go back and clean this up? Under heat the paste won't spread more will it? I'm novice to new pc builds haha.
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