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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six Core 3.4GHz Socket AM4 Processor - 113.98 @ Laptops Direct
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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six Core 3.4GHz Socket AM4 Processor - 113.98 @ Laptops Direct

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Posted 21st Jul

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Key Specification
Brand: AMD
Socket: AM4
Model: 2600
Clock Speed: 3.4GHz
Core Count: 6
Series: Ryzen 5
Cache :16MB
Graphics: Graphics Card Required
Codename: Ryzen

2ND GENERATION AMD RYZEN 5

The Ryzen 5 2600 Gen2 can provide you faster and smoother computing experiences. Allow Ryzen to power your experience and be prepared to dominate tasks both in-game and out. Driven into existence by the user’s passion AMD have forged a processor with the performance power to dominate your favourite applications, games and more.

ZEN+ ON GEN 2 RYZEN

The 2nd Gen. 2000 Series AMD Ryzen processors build on the phenomenal performance the world witnessed with the legendary 14nm ‘Zen’ Architecture, by moving to a smaller fabrication process to deliver more efficient chips, running faster & cooler, while infusing the latest innovative technologies from AMD. This 12nm ‘Zen+’ Architecture at the heart of Ryzen 2nd Gen. CPUs, allows AMD to deliver some the best performing processors, ever.

AMD WRAITH COOLING FOR SOCKET AM4

AMD have stepped up the ante with a whole new line of AMD Wraith Coolers for the Ryzen 2000 processors. This 2600 AMD CPU comes free with the Wraith-Stealth cooler that features near-silent acoustics coupled with capable thermal performance.
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stuartc7421/07/2019 15:38

Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these …Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these processors unless you work in a particularly intense computing field. My 6 year old i5 easily still copes with everything thrown at it.


Same here, my 2012 i5 is still coping with what I need... light video editing, very light gaming and office tasks... I feel I should update but then remind myself I won't actually see any real improvements in most of my usage.
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A good deal, but you got the frequency wrong in the title. It's a 3.4ghz
Loreki21/07/2019 11:50

A good deal, but you got the frequency wrong in the title. It's a 3.4ghz


Good spot (blame Laptops Direct for that!). I have amended it, thanks.
I think this is the price/performance king atm.
Optimus_Toaster21/07/2019 12:58

I think this is the price/performance king atm.


yep but as there's places where you can get the 3600 for under £200 I wonder if that's worth it, also saw a second hand 1600 go for £70 on the bay
This was £99.99 on prime day... i know we dont have time machine but.....
Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these processors unless you work in a particularly intense computing field. My 6 year old i5 easily still copes with everything thrown at it.
Edited by: "stuartc74" 21st Jul
stuartc7421/07/2019 15:38

Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these …Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these processors unless you work in a particularly intense computing field. My 6 year old i5 easily still copes with everything thrown at it.


Same here, my 2012 i5 is still coping with what I need... light video editing, very light gaming and office tasks... I feel I should update but then remind myself I won't actually see any real improvements in most of my usage.
stuartc7421/07/2019 15:38

Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these …Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these processors unless you work in a particularly intense computing field. My 6 year old i5 easily still copes with everything thrown at it.


Complete nonsense. I think the sales of the ryzen series since launch shows that people are using their computational ability to get the best out of them.
Stephen_McGarrigle21/07/2019 15:52

Complete nonsense. I think the sales of the ryzen series since launch …Complete nonsense. I think the sales of the ryzen series since launch shows that people are using their computational ability to get the best out of them.


I think the wording of your post proves my point. People are buying products they don't need. Mobile phone upgrades is another classic example. It's called 'Consumerism'.
Edited by: "stuartc74" 21st Jul
Do you think the price on these will drop in August when Amazon sell off their 3600s?
Stephen_McGarrigle21/07/2019 15:52

Complete nonsense. I think the sales of the ryzen series since launch …Complete nonsense. I think the sales of the ryzen series since launch shows that people are using their computational ability to get the best out of them.


Have to disagree, you're making a definite assumption. Just because these CPUs sell well doesn't mean that people are using them to their full capabilities. There will be plenty of people who take advantage of the price/performance but never use the performance. The well reviewed Zen 2 CPUs which have just been released will be bought by many people who want the best performance for the price but in reality they just want the best for the money.
tince21/07/2019 15:35

This was £99.99 on prime day... i know we dont have time machine but.....


I got it for 79 quid after the 20 pounds I got from the audible trial (got ten, messed it up and the live chat guy gave me 20 off)!
shtivshtiv21/07/2019 16:45

I got it for 79 quid after the 20 pounds I got from the audible trial (got …I got it for 79 quid after the 20 pounds I got from the audible trial (got ten, messed it up and the live chat guy gave me 20 off)!


Lmfao I got £10 off from the top up and then they messed up my order on a pressure cooker [dont ask lol] so i got a £10 gift card. Prime day deals were a steal
stuartc7421/07/2019 15:38

Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these …Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these processors unless you work in a particularly intense computing field. My 6 year old i5 easily still copes with everything thrown at it.


I've only just upgraded from my 2010 i7 and that was because the motherboard died. The CPU was still absolutely fine for anything I needed it for.

Anyway, heat for the deal. My sister is looking for a new build and this will be perfect.
stuartc7421/07/2019 15:38

Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these …Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these processors unless you work in a particularly intense computing field. My 6 year old i5 easily still copes with everything thrown at it.


depends on what, editing, compiling etc definitely benefits with a faster cpu. For gaming if you want to play at 60fps medium quality+ then your 6 year old i5 will definitely bottleneck. Games such as AC:Odyssey, FFXV, SoTR etc all are heavy cpu usage games, and it's just going to get even more in the future.
dilzo21/07/2019 17:46

depends on what, editing, compiling etc definitely benefits with a faster …depends on what, editing, compiling etc definitely benefits with a faster cpu. For gaming if you want to play at 60fps medium quality+ then your 6 year old i5 will definitely bottleneck. Games such as AC:Odyssey, FFXV, SoTR etc all are heavy cpu usage games, and it's just going to get even more in the future.


or just buy a console and accept the tiny reduction in quality and save hundreds of pounds for a holiday.
Edited by: "stuartc74" 21st Jul
great chip got mine oc’d all cores to 4ghz
Edited by: "BabaGanoush" 21st Jul
tince21/07/2019 15:35

This was £99.99 on prime day... i know we dont have time machine but.....


Was best CPU bargain since probably the athlon.

Looking forward to a £99 3600 next year.
I bought the 2600 for £99 on the recent deal, happy to sell it someone's way if you're based within London.
kingLAWZA21/07/2019 19:33

I bought the 2600 for £99 on the recent deal, happy to sell it someone's …I bought the 2600 for £99 on the recent deal, happy to sell it someone's way if you're based within London.


Any reason for selling it?
tince21/07/2019 19:37

Any reason for selling it?


Have a 1600 already and just impulsed the 2600 because it was so cheap, did a bit more research and see it's not worth while upgrade rn
Most non gaming people would be fine with a compatible motherboard and a Pentium Two 233, or they have no choice as they have been forced into an upgrade by the market. Fools and their money are very easily parted. With strict programming, everything done today (outside of Government/Military/University research) could have easily be done 5 years ago.
Edited by: "stuartc74" 21st Jul
stuartc7421/07/2019 15:38

Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these …Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these processors unless you work in a particularly intense computing field. My 6 year old i5 easily still copes with everything thrown at it.


I upgraded from an i5 4690k to one of these a few months ago. I challenge you to edit a 4K video on your i5 and tell me it copes well 😜
stuartc7421/07/2019 15:38

Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these …Software has not kept up with hardware so there is no need for these processors unless you work in a particularly intense computing field. My 6 year old i5 easily still copes with everything thrown at it.


So because you don't want to upgrade, no-one else should either?
Yawn at the control freak.
slinger21/07/2019 19:54

I upgraded from an i5 4690k to one of these a few months ago. I challenge …I upgraded from an i5 4690k to one of these a few months ago. I challenge you to edit a 4K video on your i5 and tell me it copes well 😜


You proved my point. The vast majority of PC/Laptop users, probably over 99%, don't do what you do. They surf the net and check emails and watch YouTube. Only an absolutely tiny minority are editing 4k videos lol.
Edited by: "stuartc74" 21st Jul
mikebo121/07/2019 20:18

So because you don't want to upgrade, no-one else should either?Yawn at …So because you don't want to upgrade, no-one else should either?Yawn at the control freak.


Yes, I try to control people as most are too daft to be trusted on their own. They should be grateful.
Edited by: "stuartc74" 21st Jul
spannerzone21/07/2019 15:44

Same here, my 2012 i5 is still coping with what I need... light video …Same here, my 2012 i5 is still coping with what I need... light video editing, very light gaming and office tasks... I feel I should update but then remind myself I won't actually see any real improvements in most of my usage.


I'm the same - I keep thinking "I should build a new desktop" except my 2012 i5 based machine loads instantly and works fine..
stuartc7421/07/2019 20:20

You proved my point. The vast majority of PC/Laptop users, probably over …You proved my point. The vast majority of PC/Laptop users, probably over 99%, don't do what you do. They surf the net and check emails and watch YouTube. Only an absolutely tiny minority are editing 4k videos lol.



I proved your point? The only point I, and lots of others have made, is that your statement is absolutely untrue, and you clearly don’t know what you’re talking about. I on the other hand do, because I have had both of these CPU’s! Video editing is an every day task for a very high number of people.
slinger21/07/2019 20:32

I proved your point? The only point I, and lots of others have made, is …I proved your point? The only point I, and lots of others have made, is that your statement is absolutely untrue, and you clearly don’t know what you’re talking about. I on the other hand do, because I have had both of these CPU’s! Video editing is an every day task for a very high number of people.


No it's not lol. At home most people are using vastly unnecessary CPU's to watch YouTube. 4k editing is an absolutely TINY minority in home computing. Yes I understand you need the CPU but 99% of people don't.
Alansmithee21/07/2019 20:29

I'm the same - I keep thinking "I should build a new desktop" except my …I'm the same - I keep thinking "I should build a new desktop" except my 2012 i5 based machine loads instantly and works fine..


My i5 2500k is still holding up after 8 years Bought in late 2011. I'm not a gamer but do a small bit of video . Tempted by the 2600 but its a case of whether I upgrade calmly while not a hurry (and keep the i5 PC as back up) or suddenly if my current PC unexpectedly dies on me.
stuartc7421/07/2019 18:06

or just buy a console and accept the tiny reduction in quality and save …or just buy a console and accept the tiny reduction in quality and save hundreds of pounds for a holiday.


That has nothing to do with it, the point is that you claim these cpus are not needed and older one suffice when that's just not true.
dilzo21/07/2019 21:56

That has nothing to do with it, the point is that you claim these cpus are …That has nothing to do with it, the point is that you claim these cpus are not needed and older one suffice when that's just not true.


Incorrect. I stated they are not required for over 99% of the population and have been forced on 99% of the population due to the ideology of consumerism (of which the public have no one else but to blame than themselves). A prime example is mobile phones with 8gig ram that some people think they must have lol. I'm an IT hardware engineer, I know the corporate crap from reality.
Edited by: "stuartc74" 21st Jul
Oh Wow!
stuartc7421/07/2019 22:19

Incorrect. I stated they are not required for over 99% of the population …Incorrect. I stated they are not required for over 99% of the population and have been forced on 99% of the population due to the ideology of consumerism (of which the public have no one else but to blame than themselves). A prime example is mobile phones with 8gig ram that some people think they must have lol. I'm an IT hardware engineer, I know the corporate crap from reality.


I think at some point you just have to accept that

1) The type of people that are interested in buying CPUs aren't light users

2) £115 really isn't much money. If it seems like a lot to you then you need to get a new job.

3) Very few, if any, people care about your opinion on what they are are not allowed to buy. I'm sure you buy things that other people think you don't need too. Just let people do what makes them happy and stop trying to police everyone else's lives.
Great deal. I managed to get one with Amazon prime student offer for £99 for my new build.

Have it paired with a b450, 16gb 3200 and m2 drive and its blazing fast. If you are looking for a budget build this is the one. Price to Power is amazing
kingLAWZA21/07/2019 19:33

I bought the 2600 for £99 on the recent deal, happy to sell it someone's …I bought the 2600 for £99 on the recent deal, happy to sell it someone's way if you're based within London.


I might be interested. DM me with details like price, where you could meet, etc?
Edited by: "khodos" 22nd Jul
zkssyth22/07/2019 07:56

Great deal. I managed to get one with Amazon prime student offer for £99 …Great deal. I managed to get one with Amazon prime student offer for £99 for my new build.Have it paired with a b450, 16gb 3200 and m2 drive and its blazing fast. If you are looking for a budget build this is the one. Price to Power is amazing


What graphics card are you using with that?
Justmeeee22/07/2019 11:05

What graphics card are you using with that?


Sapphire rx580 4gb. I'm not really a hardcore gamer so that suited me best. And managed to get it for 110 on prime day which was a decent price
zkssyth22/07/2019 11:09

Sapphire rx580 4gb. I'm not really a hardcore gamer so that suited me …Sapphire rx580 4gb. I'm not really a hardcore gamer so that suited me best. And managed to get it for 110 on prime day which was a decent price


Not a bad card by any means. Your build is very similar to mine, nabbed a 590+ myself but spent far more for the minimal increase in improvement over your card so well done there!
I'm absolutely amazed that the machine I'm typing on right now (AMD Phenom X4 955BE CPU) still does everything I need it to do including 3D gaming.

I also bought an ancient Intel Q9660 based system for my 7 year old son to play Roblox, LEGO games and Minecraft. I honestly can't believe it's still an acceptable machine to use!

Best upgrade in recent years has been to change to an SSD. It turned my 10 year old Gateway FX from a complete slug to a snappy machine and it runs a Core2Due CPU.

I used to upgrade my systems every 6 month or so, back in the day, perhaps I'm just getting old...

For now, I'll wait for a great deal, these Ryzen CPU's are certainly heading in the right direction.
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