AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 3.7GHz 8x Core Processor 16 Thread CPU - 20MB Cache-AM4 Socket - Wraith PRISM RGB Cooler for £167.98 Delivered @ AriaPC
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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 3.7GHz 8x Core Processor 16 Thread CPU - 20MB Cache-AM4 Socket - Wraith PRISM RGB Cooler for £167.98 Delivered @ AriaPC

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YD270XBGAFBOX - 3.7GHz (4.35GHz Turbo) 8 Core, 16 Thread CPU - 20MB Cache - TDP 105W - AM4 Socket - Wraith PRISM RGB Cooler

Description
Is your processor intelligent? Every AMD Ryzen™ processor is armed with a true neural net to help analyse your computing needs and optimise responsiveness every millisecond. Improved performance and more advanced features, 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors provide faster, smoother computing experiences than you thought possible.

Zen+ on 2nd Gen. 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.

X470 Optimised
The 2nd Gen. AMD Ryzen processors using ‘Zen+’ are optimised for use with the brand new X470 motherboard platform, allowing users to take advantage of all the improvements & new technologies packed into the ultra-small 12nm CPU die.

Backwards Compatible with Existing AM4 Motherboards*
Already have an AM4 Motherboard, or don’t need all the features of the X470? Don’t sweat. AMD AM4 Motherboards shipping now with the ‘AMD Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready’ badge on the box are guaranteed to be compatible, while many motherboard manufacturers are offering BIOS updates to enable support on previously purchased motherboards*. Once you know your AM4 motherboard is compatible, or you have installed your BIOS update, installation is the same as any other Ryzen 3, 5 or 7 Processor. Even better – cooler compatibility is the same too!


Optimised Cooling
Each 2nd Gen. Ryzen CPU comes with a cooler in the box, perfectly tailored to the thermal performance of each model. This means less time worrying about how you are going to cool you CPU - and more time gaming. The cooler include with this CPU even features RGB lighting, so there is no need to look at 3rd party coolers to match your theme.

FEATURES:
  • The latest 12nm ‘Zen+ Architecture.
  • Smaller manufacturing process means faster clocks, lower thermals & higher efficiency vs previous generation of Ryzen CPUs.
  • Advanced Octa core performance with 16 processing threads.
  • Optimised for X470 Motherboards - Backwards Compatible with AM4 Socket (BIOS update may be required).
  • Fully unlocked CPU for easy overclocking via Ryzen Master and/or BIOS.
  • Includes Wraith Prism RGB CPU Cooler.

SPECIFICATIONS:
  • CPU Type AMD Ryzen™ 7
  • CPU Model 2700X
  • Socket AM4
  • Architecture Zen+
  • Manufacturing Process 12 nm
  • No. of Cores 8 Core
  • No. of Threads 16
  • Clock Speed 3.7 GHz
  • Turbo Speed 4.35 GHz
  • Turbo Speed (On 1 Core)
  • FSB/HT Speed
  • Unlocked CPU Yes
  • Max. Memory Size 64 GB
  • Max. Memory Speed DDR4 - 2933
  • Max. Memory Channels Dual (2)
  • ECC Memory Support No
  • Scalability 1 Socket/Processor ONLY
  • PCIe Lanes Supported 16
  • Processor Graphics N/A
  • GPU Compute Units
  • GPU Cores/Streams N/A
  • GPU Clock N/A
  • L1 Cache
  • L2 Cache
  • L3 Cache
  • Voltage
  • Max. TDP 105W
  • Thermal Specification
  • Heatsink/Cooler Included? Wraith PRISM Active Fan Air Cooler with RGB LEDs
  • Package Type Retail
Warranty Information:
  • Manufacturer amd
  • Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
  • Manufacturer Websiteamd.com

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i'd buy the Ryzen 3600 over this for gaming, for productivity its a nobrainer
AlexJames10212/10/2019 18:34

what do you mean by perfectly? I'd have assumed that "not perfectly" means …what do you mean by perfectly? I'd have assumed that "not perfectly" means unstable.


Until this latest bios the boosting wasn't quite where it should be. Some folks got it working nice, others had issues. ABBA brought the performance basically up to where it should be for pretty much everyone. Brings the average vs a... decent clocked Intel of similar core count to basically trading blows (depends on memory bandwidth/etc). But the 3600X is... pretty even to an Intel 6/12. The 3800X is pretty similar to the 9900k.

Intel probably still has it by the thinnest margins in gaming but the price cuts due with their next gen tell the story pretty well. AMD generally comes out ahead pretty much everywhere outside of gaming. Pricing is still a factor but... generally unless you literally have an unlimited budget for all parts... you'll get a MUCH better rig from the Ryzen build.

Before I get jumped on for any of the above... if you take money saved from a "tinyest margin behind" CPU+Board and spend it on a bigger GPU/other part... you'll end up with a better rig overall in 9/10 cases
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i'd buy the Ryzen 3600 over this for gaming, for productivity its a nobrainer
Picco12/10/2019 12:40

i'd buy the Ryzen 3600 over this for gaming, for productivity its a …i'd buy the Ryzen 3600 over this for gaming, for productivity its a nobrainer



Completely agree.

however....
Urgh, there goes my 2nd hand sale for one of these. Silly good price.
llamaalarmallama12/10/2019 13:01

Completely agree.however....Urgh, there goes my 2nd hand sale for one of …Completely agree.however....Urgh, there goes my 2nd hand sale for one of these. Silly good price.


Yeah, my 1700 worth about nothing now...still thinking if i should upgrade to 3rd gen or wait for next year's EUV manufacturerd series...black friday prices will tell
llamaalarmallama12/10/2019 13:01

Completely agree.however....Urgh, there goes my 2nd hand sale for one of …Completely agree.however....Urgh, there goes my 2nd hand sale for one of these. Silly good price.



This will be sub £150 come Black friday sell it quick lol
Ive not even bothered trying to sell my previous gen Ryzens.
What really made me laugh tho was i had a few skylake boxes being used - so i sold those CPUs/Mobos instead and probably got more than i would for the much better AMD cpu's i had. So it was sort of win-win. The better AMD cpu's got kept and I got money for what were little more than paper weights.

Dont rule out the 3600 for productivity, its a better CPU and you really need to be loading all the cores all of the time for the 2700x to be 'better'.
what does make it better is the cooler it comes with. Effectively makes it another 20-30 quid cheaper.
Is the 3600 the best CPU around the £200 mark?
Great value for the 2700x ,less than 4 months ago this was the flagship model of Ryzen processors.
gstewart7912/10/2019 13:42

Is the 3600 the best CPU around the £200 mark?


Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen shits all over the i5 9600K. The only thing the latter has got going for it over AMD is stability. But I'm currently assembling a new build, and I'm seriously considering getting a Ryzen chip for my next CPU. Why would I pay £300+ for an Intel i7 with less threads and less multi-core speed when I can get a Ryzen? I don't like what people are (frequently) reporting with regards to Ryzen's stability issues but that feels a bit exaggerated. If, on Black Friday a Ryzen 3600/3700 is going for the £150-200 mark I'm going for it.
AlexJames10212/10/2019 13:51

Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen …Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen shits all over the i5 9600K. The only thing the latter has got going for it over AMD is stability. But I'm currently assembling a new build, and I'm seriously considering getting a Ryzen chip for my next CPU. Why would I pay £300+ for an Intel i7 with less threads and less multi-core speed when I can get a Ryzen? I don't like what people are (frequently) reporting with regards to Ryzen's stability issues but that feels a bit exaggerated. If, on Black Friday a Ryzen 3600/3700 is going for the £150-200 mark I'm going for it.


With the Ryzen stuff - unless you're VERY unlucky... stability isn't an issue. Getting the chip performing PERFECTLY is still a bit troublesome (though the last bios updated - ABBA sorted most issues) but otherwise I've had nothing cause stress with the 3800X I went with this time.
Picco12/10/2019 13:12

Yeah, my 1700 worth about nothing now...still thinking if i should upgrade …Yeah, my 1700 worth about nothing now...still thinking if i should upgrade to 3rd gen or wait for next year's EUV manufacturerd series...black friday prices will tell


I'm waiting for a second hand 16 core in five years
Picked up a 3700X for £236 delivered - (Amazon Warehouse deal).
If it wasn't for that bargain, I'd have snatched this.
Just bought a 3600x 16gb ram mobo and psu 455... probs be 350 quid in a couple months :/ psus seems to hold value so doubt that will drop much but these amd cpus just plummet.
llamaalarmallama12/10/2019 15:00

With the Ryzen stuff - unless you're VERY unlucky... stability isn't an …With the Ryzen stuff - unless you're VERY unlucky... stability isn't an issue. Getting the chip performing PERFECTLY is still a bit troublesome (though the last bios updated - ABBA sorted most issues) but otherwise I've had nothing cause stress with the 3800X I went with this time.


what do you mean by perfectly? I'd have assumed that "not perfectly" means unstable.
ws00712/10/2019 16:11

I'm waiting for a second hand 16 core in five years


Same. I will probably waste money on an upgrade for my 1700 sooner however.
AlexJames10212/10/2019 18:34

what do you mean by perfectly? I'd have assumed that "not perfectly" means …what do you mean by perfectly? I'd have assumed that "not perfectly" means unstable.


Until this latest bios the boosting wasn't quite where it should be. Some folks got it working nice, others had issues. ABBA brought the performance basically up to where it should be for pretty much everyone. Brings the average vs a... decent clocked Intel of similar core count to basically trading blows (depends on memory bandwidth/etc). But the 3600X is... pretty even to an Intel 6/12. The 3800X is pretty similar to the 9900k.

Intel probably still has it by the thinnest margins in gaming but the price cuts due with their next gen tell the story pretty well. AMD generally comes out ahead pretty much everywhere outside of gaming. Pricing is still a factor but... generally unless you literally have an unlimited budget for all parts... you'll get a MUCH better rig from the Ryzen build.

Before I get jumped on for any of the above... if you take money saved from a "tinyest margin behind" CPU+Board and spend it on a bigger GPU/other part... you'll end up with a better rig overall in 9/10 cases
Zoea12/10/2019 18:57

Same. I will probably waste money on an upgrade for my 1700 sooner however.


my 1700 will do me fine for a good few years
AlexJames10212/10/2019 13:51

Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen …Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen shits all over the i5 9600K. The only thing the latter has got going for it over AMD is stability. But I'm currently assembling a new build, and I'm seriously considering getting a Ryzen chip for my next CPU. Why would I pay £300+ for an Intel i7 with less threads and less multi-core speed when I can get a Ryzen? I don't like what people are (frequently) reporting with regards to Ryzen's stability issues but that feels a bit exaggerated. If, on Black Friday a Ryzen 3600/3700 is going for the £150-200 mark I'm going for it.


yeh ive had 4 ryzen cpus and 4 different boards and had zero issues with them.
Ive not even had any memory issues. All the sticks i used on my intel boards worked at the same speeds in the AMD boards.
Skwoddie12/10/2019 17:55

Picked up a 3700X for £236 delivered - (Amazon Warehouse deal).If it …Picked up a 3700X for £236 delivered - (Amazon Warehouse deal).If it wasn't for that bargain, I'd have snatched this.


That was great value.
Skwoddie12/10/2019 17:55

Picked up a 3700X for £236 delivered - (Amazon Warehouse deal).If it …Picked up a 3700X for £236 delivered - (Amazon Warehouse deal).If it wasn't for that bargain, I'd have snatched this.


Woah
AlexJames10212/10/2019 13:51

Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen …Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen shits all over the i5 9600K. The only thing the latter has got going for it over AMD is stability. But I'm currently assembling a new build, and I'm seriously considering getting a Ryzen chip for my next CPU. Why would I pay £300+ for an Intel i7 with less threads and less multi-core speed when I can get a Ryzen? I don't like what people are (frequently) reporting with regards to Ryzen's stability issues but that feels a bit exaggerated. If, on Black Friday a Ryzen 3600/3700 is going for the £150-200 mark I'm going for it.


I'm in a similar boat to you. Problem is most apps don't leverage multi core performance very well.
AlexJames10212/10/2019 13:51

Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen …Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen shits all over the i5 9600K. The only thing the latter has got going for it over AMD is stability. But I'm currently assembling a new build, and I'm seriously considering getting a Ryzen chip for my next CPU. Why would I pay £300+ for an Intel i7 with less threads and less multi-core speed when I can get a Ryzen? I don't like what people are (frequently) reporting with regards to Ryzen's stability issues but that feels a bit exaggerated. If, on Black Friday a Ryzen 3600/3700 is going for the £150-200 mark I'm going for it.


Stability issues with Ryzen??? What are you talking about?

Never seen that in the last 3 years.
What x570 board would you guys recommend to accompany this? I've been looking at the tai chi. Last upgraded my PC 8 yes ago and needing something that will last a few yrs again
llamaalarmallama12/10/2019 15:00

With the Ryzen stuff - unless you're VERY unlucky... stability isn't an …With the Ryzen stuff - unless you're VERY unlucky... stability isn't an issue. Getting the chip performing PERFECTLY is still a bit troublesome (though the last bios updated - ABBA sorted most issues) but otherwise I've had nothing cause stress with the 3800X I went with this time.



What mobo you gone with (infact tell me your parts if you have time.) I’m looking to upgrade from a i7 2600k but so many motherboards and options I been out of the game for a while, so would be nice to know what’s best bet to go for to bundle with the 3700x or 3800x
satty8313/10/2019 00:49

What x570 board would you guys recommend to accompany this? I've been …What x570 board would you guys recommend to accompany this? I've been looking at the tai chi. Last upgraded my PC 8 yes ago and needing something that will last a few yrs again


You're more than likely to be fine with a B450 or X470 board(selling selling for excellent price), unless you're planning to use the PCIe 4.0 with the latest NVMe for fast transfers. Only the latest Radeon cards can take advantage of PCIe 4.
Picco12/10/2019 12:40

i'd buy the Ryzen 3600 over this for gaming, for productivity its a …i'd buy the Ryzen 3600 over this for gaming, for productivity its a nobrainer


For gaming the no brainer is 2600 surely. It will be £100 soon judging by recent price drops.
Picco12/10/2019 12:40

i'd buy the Ryzen 3600 over this for gaming, for productivity its a …i'd buy the Ryzen 3600 over this for gaming, for productivity its a nobrainer


You seem like you know your stuff. Can you name a few good laptop processors that will handle Broadcasting webcams ? 2 webcams 1080p ?
Jawz13/10/2019 01:02

What mobo you gone with (infact tell me your parts if you have time.) I’m l …What mobo you gone with (infact tell me your parts if you have time.) I’m looking to upgrade from a i7 2600k but so many motherboards and options I been out of the game for a while, so would be nice to know what’s best bet to go for to bundle with the 3700x or 3800x



Took the words out of my mouth. Was going to ask the same
That's an incredible price, not as techy as some on here but realised how beast the ryzen processors are when my last gen £100 ryzen 5 benchmarked forza at 150fps, bottlenecked by my rx570 at 30
AlexJames10212/10/2019 13:51

Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen …Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen shits all over the i5 9600K. The only thing the latter has got going for it over AMD is stability. But I'm currently assembling a new build, and I'm seriously considering getting a Ryzen chip for my next CPU. Why would I pay £300+ for an Intel i7 with less threads and less multi-core speed when I can get a Ryzen? I don't like what people are (frequently) reporting with regards to Ryzen's stability issues but that feels a bit exaggerated. If, on Black Friday a Ryzen 3600/3700 is going for the £150-200 mark I'm going for it.


Well, I bought this back in February for £199 (good price then). If you're mainly gaming then I'd go for the 3600. Alternatively, pick up a a used used 1xxx or 2xxx and wait wait for Black Friday.

I only just put it together my first system this week. The 2700x has been solid with a 5% overclock. The Wraith Prism is adequate for the 2700x, but over clocked then it's bit too warm. I'll look for a (used) cooler that will improve matters. Also the memory (Patriot Viper 16Gb £80) needed to be bumped up from the default 2133 MHz to 3600 MHz. The rest if you're interested ROG Strixs X470-I £90, Sabrent 512Gb Rocket £80(now x£60l),Vega 64 Red Devil £250, SF750 £127 and Sharkoon C10 £10.
AlexJames10212/10/2019 13:51

Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen …Intel guy here, but I'd say so. Realistically, a 3rd generation Ryzen shits all over the i5 9600K. The only thing the latter has got going for it over AMD is stability. But I'm currently assembling a new build, and I'm seriously considering getting a Ryzen chip for my next CPU. Why would I pay £300+ for an Intel i7 with less threads and less multi-core speed when I can get a Ryzen? I don't like what people are (frequently) reporting with regards to Ryzen's stability issues but that feels a bit exaggerated. If, on Black Friday a Ryzen 3600/3700 is going for the £150-200 mark I'm going for it.


I've not heard any reports about AMD stability issues. Other than a FUD campaign by Intel at a conference, that used a survey sourced from a youtuber..
Do you have the link to the reports?
bbfb12313/10/2019 02:05

For gaming the no brainer is 2600 surely. It will be £100 soon judging by …For gaming the no brainer is 2600 surely. It will be £100 soon judging by recent price drops.


It was £103 a while back when an eBay and Currys deal stacked.
2600 is plenty for gaming for a long while.
Unless you play at 1080 with a 2080ti it's not really worth upgrading from.
AMD have very good stability levels now. Just need to keep it cool.
A good and easy way to think of this is....

The ryzen 3600 is 10-20% faster at tasks that don't fully utilize all the cores.
The ryzen 2700x is 10-20% faster as tasks that do.
Any thoughts on an itx motherboard to go with this?
Is there any decent deals on the 3rd generation Ryzen
Will the 2700X be future proof with the next gen consoles? I think it will as it is 8c/16t...in gaming I would think the different between 2700x and 3700x at 1440/4K wouldn’t be much I suspect..

I am looking at a cheap upgrade so bundle below could be as low as £310 with a 20% off eBay code which looks like a bargain.

Gigabyte B450M DS3H AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard



AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz Octa Core (Socket AM4)

Includes AMD Stock Cooler

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x 16GB) 3000MHz DDR4
My ex work pc brought for £60- Intel i7 2nd gen 2600 still beats most things in 2019.... I have a 970 GTX 4GB and run it at 1080p. Why are people wasting money on high end rigs just to get ego-centric FPS boosts?

The REAL WORLD difference is not worth the money. So untill you can show me HALF the loading the times or DOUBLE the frame rate. I will stick with what I have.
Edited by: "SPLE22" 13th Oct
Asus are offering a cashback promotion when purchasing an Asus motherboard with a Ryzen 2000 seires CPU.
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OOS as ss
I know it's a grey area so please don't school me about it, but for a low budget has anyone used Intel Confidential chips?
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