AMD Ryzen 5 2600X CPU Six Core 4.2GHz Processor Socket AM4 - Retail £192.95 @ AWD-IT
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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X CPU Six Core 4.2GHz Processor Socket AM4 - Retail £192.95 @ AWD-IT

£192.95AWD-IT Deals
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Found 14th Apr
Cheapest I could find for pre-order. Next is the scan.

Cores/Threads: 6/12
Core Technology: "Zen+" 12nm
TDP(W): 95
Max Boost (GHz): 4.2
Base (GHz): 3.9
Precision Boost: Y
Precision Boost Overdrive: Y
Smart Prefetch Cache: 19MB
PCIe Lanes (dGPU): 16
JEDEC DDR4 Support (MHz): 2933
Integrated Graphics: No, Discrete GPU Required
In Box Cooler: Wraith Spire
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robodan9181 m ago

Who pre-orders a CPU?


Usually people who want it, but it's not out yet
MysticalUndies4 h, 5 m ago

He's not.... AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect …He's not.... AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect against Spectre exploitsAMD is working on patches for Ryzen and Epyc chip vulnerabilitiesAMD finalizing fixes for Ryzen, EPYC security vulnerabilitiesAMD waited until an outside company revealed the flaws to admit it.


It's not helpful posting biased information like this, with your selective memory.
Intel chips suffered from more exploits than the amd chips, and vulnerabilities found in the AMD chips were found to be a non issue unless the person had physical access to your machine.
AMD were also mucb quicker to patch than intel were.
Now after saying this, both manufacturers are great but people need to stop posting rubbish, making one look inferior, because to those that have not read the news articles, they'll take your opinion as fact and ve scared away.
WessexUnderwater7 h, 28 m ago

Last gen you got free DLC to cripple the performance by patching heinous …Last gen you got free DLC to cripple the performance by patching heinous security issues.


Don't confuse Intel with AMD
Do you get any DLC or a season pass with the pre-order?
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Who pre-orders a CPU?
robodan9181 m ago

Who pre-orders a CPU?


Usually people who want it, but it's not out yet
There are some people.
The main reason for posting this was to inform that you can get it cheaper.
robodan9189 m ago

Who pre-orders a CPU?


Maybe someone who’s waited 3 months to complete a build. Doesn’t know what release stock will be like and is fed up waiting.
Do you get any DLC or a season pass with the pre-order?
As fa
McTabish19 m ago

Do you get any DLC or a season pass with the pre-order?



As far I know, no. But you get bezel sticker
Well we should also post post a prerelease b450 motherboard
ibzman2 h, 49 m ago

Well we should also post post a prerelease b450 motherboard


ok go on then.
UltimatePhoenix9 h, 0 m ago

Usually people who want it, but it's not out yet


Ohhhhhh
Thanks I had no idea
McTabish12 h, 32 m ago

Do you get any DLC or a season pass with the pre-order?


It won't even work if you don't buy the RAM and storage DLC, I've voted cold.
McTabish13 h, 47 m ago

Do you get any DLC or a season pass with the pre-order?


Last gen you got free DLC to cripple the performance by patching heinous security issues.
WessexUnderwater7 h, 28 m ago

Last gen you got free DLC to cripple the performance by patching heinous …Last gen you got free DLC to cripple the performance by patching heinous security issues.


Don't confuse Intel with AMD
MysticalUndies4 h, 5 m ago

He's not.... AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect …He's not.... AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect against Spectre exploitsAMD is working on patches for Ryzen and Epyc chip vulnerabilitiesAMD finalizing fixes for Ryzen, EPYC security vulnerabilitiesAMD waited until an outside company revealed the flaws to admit it.


It's not helpful posting biased information like this, with your selective memory.
Intel chips suffered from more exploits than the amd chips, and vulnerabilities found in the AMD chips were found to be a non issue unless the person had physical access to your machine.
AMD were also mucb quicker to patch than intel were.
Now after saying this, both manufacturers are great but people need to stop posting rubbish, making one look inferior, because to those that have not read the news articles, they'll take your opinion as fact and ve scared away.
technobot37 m ago

It's not helpful posting biased information like this, with your selective …It's not helpful posting biased information like this, with your selective memory.Intel chips suffered from more exploits than the amd chips, and vulnerabilities found in the AMD chips were found to be a non issue unless the person had physical access to your machine.AMD were also mucb quicker to patch than intel were.Now after saying this, both manufacturers are great but people need to stop posting rubbish, making one look inferior, because to those that have not read the news articles, they'll take your opinion as fact and ve scared away.


You didn't read the articles then and jumped to the conclusion I was talking about spectre. A total of 13 new vulnerabilities were found a month ago by an outside agency. They are just being patched now. Those articles are from 4 days ago to a month at most. Hence I backed up my comment with evidence.

You're talking about Spectre. These are completely unrelated and it's most definitely not rubbish.

forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2018/03/13/researchers-warn-of-dangerous-new-vulnerabilities-found-in-amd-chips/
Edited by: "MysticalUndies" 15th Apr
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MysticalUndies1 h, 34 m ago

You didn't read the articles then and jumped to the conclusion I was …You didn't read the articles then and jumped to the conclusion I was talking about spectre. A total of 13 new vulnerabilities were found a month ago by an outside agency. They are just being patched now. Those articles are from 4 days ago to a month at most. Hence I backed up my comment with evidence.You're talking about Spectre. These are completely unrelated and it's most definitely not rubbish. forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2018/03/13/researchers-warn-of-dangerous-new-vulnerabilities-found-in-amd-chips/


Your evidence there supports what he is saying. “It’s been reported that AMD may have been told about the flaws affecting its chips just days ago. “ so to claim that AMD were late to publishing information about it is total trash. Intel and AMD were told about spectre and meltdown months in advance not days. Further reading around that research company also seems to indicate them may have been trying to manipulate stock prices. Personally I don’t think either company is better or worse than the other when it comes to vulnerabilities.
vmistery57 m ago

FromYour evidence there supports what he is saying. “It’s been reported tha …FromYour evidence there supports what he is saying. “It’s been reported that AMD may have been told about the flaws affecting its chips just days ago. “ so to claim that AMD were late to publishing information about it is total trash. Intel and AMD were told about spectre and meltdown months in advance not days. Further reading around that research company also seems to indicate them may have been trying to manipulate stock prices. Personally I don’t think either company is better or worse than the other when it comes to vulnerabilities.


Where did I say they were late? I said they waited for an outside company to find the vulnerabilities until admitting them.

I've also not mentioned Intel once. All I've stated are facts.
Edited by: "MysticalUndies" 15th Apr
MysticalUndies7 h, 6 m ago

Where did I say they were late? I said they waited for an outside company …Where did I say they were late? I said they waited for an outside company to find the vulnerabilities until admitting them.I've also not mentioned Intel once. All I've stated are facts.


You are bad mouthing them for not disclosing vulns after only knowing about them a few days. Therefore the implication is they have done something bad / wrong which they haven’t when compared to spectre which affects intel...
Sticking with intel .. had amd in the past ... that was enough for me
how does this compear to a 6600k
vmistery8 h, 44 m ago

You are bad mouthing them for not disclosing vulns after only knowing …You are bad mouthing them for not disclosing vulns after only knowing about them a few days. Therefore the implication is they have done something bad / wrong which they haven’t when compared to spectre which affects intel...


I'm sure you're reading things I'm not writing. I've not bad mouthed anyone. You are obviously overly defensive. I litterally posted 3 articles about amd having security vulnerabilities in response to someone who thought Amd didn't have any and only Intel was affected. A lot of people wrongly believe AMD chips don't have vulnerabilities when the fact is Intel, ARM and AMD all suffer from their own variations.

Nowhere is safe now that AMD has suffered its own Meltdown
Edited by: "MysticalUndies" 16th Apr
overpriced. come back in 3 months.
RedRain4 h, 8 m ago

how does this compear to a 6600k


buy a used 6700k and sell the i5. (cheaper)
MysticalUndies3 h, 4 m ago

I'm sure you're reading things I'm not writing. I've not bad mouthed …I'm sure you're reading things I'm not writing. I've not bad mouthed anyone. You are obviously overly defensive. I litterally posted 3 articles about amd having security vulnerabilities in response to someone who thought Amd didn't have any and only Intel was affected. A lot of people wrongly believe AMD chips don't have vulnerabilities when the fact is Intel, ARM and AMD all suffer from their own variations. Nowhere is safe now that AMD has suffered its own Meltdown


Not really, you just came across as anti AMD. I agree they all have vulns. I just get miffed when people are not balanced which is how I interpreted your comments. Fact is we need competition in the market so the anti AMD brigade frustrates me.
vmistery1 h, 47 m ago

Not really, you just came across as anti AMD. I agree they all have vulns. …Not really, you just came across as anti AMD. I agree they all have vulns. I just get miffed when people are not balanced which is how I interpreted your comments. Fact is we need competition in the market so the anti AMD brigade frustrates me.


I'm am definitely not anti AMD. I wanted to correct the person who thought Amd didn't have any security issues as this is spreading misinformation and isn't correct because they all have their own issues. I litterally put about 2 sentances and linked articles. I didn't bad mouth the chip and say anything about it being inferior to other brands. I'm in no way brand faithful. I buy whatever suits my needs most and switch between brands when needed. These ryzen chips are great value for money and do a lot of things better and for less money than the Intel chips do. I've switched between the red and blue team many times in the past until it got a bit one sided over the last 7 years or so. It's great now there's competition like you said. They just need to bring that to the gpu sector now to balance that market as that's definately in Nvidias favour.
MysticalUndies6 h, 10 m ago

I'm am definitely not anti AMD. I wanted to correct the person who thought …I'm am definitely not anti AMD. I wanted to correct the person who thought Amd didn't have any security issues as this is spreading misinformation and isn't correct because they all have their own issues. I litterally put about 2 sentances and linked articles. I didn't bad mouth the chip and say anything about it being inferior to other brands. I'm in no way brand faithful. I buy whatever suits my needs most and switch between brands when needed. These ryzen chips are great value for money and do a lot of things better and for less money than the Intel chips do. I've switched between the red and blue team many times in the past until it got a bit one sided over the last 7 years or so. It's great now there's competition like you said. They just need to bring that to the gpu sector now to balance that market as that's definately in Nvidias favour.


Yea AMD are definitely behind Nvidia at the moment in GPUs. I’ve always been quite surprised about that considering AMD are in every console for several years now! The reason I took your comment the wrong way was just because it sounded like you were saying AMD had been negligent in not releasing the info on their issues after only knowing about it 3 days.
MysticalUndies15th Apr

You didn't read the articles then and jumped to the conclusion I was …You didn't read the articles then and jumped to the conclusion I was talking about spectre. A total of 13 new vulnerabilities were found a month ago by an outside agency. They are just being patched now. Those articles are from 4 days ago to a month at most. Hence I backed up my comment with evidence.You're talking about Spectre. These are completely unrelated and it's most definitely not rubbish. forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2018/03/13/researchers-warn-of-dangerous-new-vulnerabilities-found-in-amd-chips/


CTS labs LOL

You can not be serious? The chip flaws that require you to have root/admin access to the pc... Or my favourite one, the one where you need a modded bios to exploit it.

Yes they needed fixing. No it's normal to give a manufacturer 1 day notice of your findings.

Spectre and meltdown were also found by an "outside source" and given a very advance notice before the findings were made public.
MysticalUndies15th Apr

You didn't read the articles then and jumped to the conclusion I was …You didn't read the articles then and jumped to the conclusion I was talking about spectre. A total of 13 new vulnerabilities were found a month ago by an outside agency. They are just being patched now. Those articles are from 4 days ago to a month at most. Hence I backed up my comment with evidence.You're talking about Spectre. These are completely unrelated and it's most definitely not rubbish. forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2018/03/13/researchers-warn-of-dangerous-new-vulnerabilities-found-in-amd-chips/



Let me start by saying that you are fundamentally correct, there is no "perfectly safe" HW/SW - only bugs and exploits that haven't been yet found. Having said that, there are issues and issues. Those "terrifying" AMDFlaws are exploits that required unsigned bios reflashes and/or full local admin right to the box to be triggered. Worrying about them is akin to worrying that a crim can copy your locks and enter in your home again whenever he wants, after you let them in unsupervised and gave them the master key. If you are genuinely concerned about them, do some extra research, be glad that a resolution path is in place and please don't let stock manipulators win by keep on spreading FUDs that have been extensively debunked.
Anyway, there are degrees of unsafeness, and as far as it is known, amd has the "safest" products right now, which hardly means anything for most end users, as there are effective mitigation strategies around the meaningful exploits.
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