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Found 13th Apr
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.
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Great price for a great CPU. Think these can be overclocked to around 4.2ghz. The new cooler looks sweet too.

6 cores, 12 threads. Bargain frankly.
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Great price for a great CPU. Think these can be overclocked to around 4.2ghz. The new cooler looks sweet too.

6 cores, 12 threads. Bargain frankly.
Not a deal, retail price, cold.
iehrgeizi2 h, 51 m ago

Great price for a great CPU. Think these can be overclocked to around …Great price for a great CPU. Think these can be overclocked to around 4.2ghz.


No, these are the new Zen+ CPUs. Reviews aren't out until the 19th. Given that the best leaked overclocking result is "4.05GHz", it looks like they're still struggling to break 4GHz generally.

(Quite irrelevant to actual performance, of course! Who cares if it's 4GHz or 0.4GHz, as long as you're getting the performance you need?)
4.2 to 4.4 ghz seems to be the lottery with the ryzen 2x chips. Some have had 4.4ghz with reasonable volts others have had stupid volts.

because this is a die shrink with little additional gates, it will be cheaper to produce than the original 1x series ..

We could see £230 to 250 for the 2700x by the end of the year. Intel have got problems
If these stay within 10% performance of the equivalently priced Intel CPUs for gaming, Intel CPUs will make no sense for a prospective PC builder. Because even the current Ryzens pi#s all over Intel for multi core productivity.
I am hoping to see some bigger price dips on the 1st gen. these look about 10% fast but next year the 3rd gen 3000 chips will be made in Zen2 7nm process so we should see a big jump then. My plan is get a cheap 1600 now, then next April grab a 3600 which should be good for a few years!
Looks like a decent price I paid £152 for the 1600 a couple of months ago and overclocked to 3.9ghz. So feels like paying £15 for 200mhz. So which isn't to bad.
bouttime21 h, 28 m ago

If these stay within 10% performance of the equivalently priced Intel CPUs …If these stay within 10% performance of the equivalently priced Intel CPUs for gaming, Intel CPUs will make no sense for a prospective PC builder. Because even the current Ryzens pi#s all over Intel for multi core productivity.



lol, the way cheaper i5-8400 will stomp this. and comes with an igpu too.
pidgin22 m ago

lol, the way cheaper i5-8400 will stomp this. and comes with an igpu too.


"Stomp this" at what? The 8400 doesn't even stomp 1st Gen Ryzen. And if you are talking about gaming, the iGPU is irrelevant anyway.
Such a strong price for these new CPUs. Paid roughly £160 for the 1600 when it was on sale and love it, £170 RRP is extremely competitive.
AMD...... Cold
INTEL.....Hot
bouttime23 h, 8 m ago

If these stay within 10% performance of the equivalently priced Intel CPUs …If these stay within 10% performance of the equivalently priced Intel CPUs for gaming, Intel CPUs will make no sense for a prospective PC builder. Because even the current Ryzens pi#s all over Intel for multi core productivity.


For equivalently priced, I think it would keep up with intel, but honestly, after owning first gen ryzen, I have had so many problems with it that I should have just gone for an 8700k for a bit more. Unfortunately my timing was bad as ryzen came out a few months before it. Unless AMD has something up their sleeves, these aren't going to perform much better. I read somewhere it was like 15% better on certain benchmarks (1700 vs 2700).
*Sloman*14th Apr

8400 only has 6 threads, is locked and has slower base clock.Depends what …8400 only has 6 threads, is locked and has slower base clock.Depends what features you want from a cpu, I think Ryzen is better valuecpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-8400-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-1600/3939vs3919



You cannot compare clock speeds between AMD and Intel directly, also IPC is far more important
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 16th Apr
McTabish3 h, 23 m ago

I am hoping to see some bigger price dips on the 1st gen. these look about …I am hoping to see some bigger price dips on the 1st gen. these look about 10% fast but next year the 3rd gen 3000 chips will be made in Zen2 7nm process so we should see a big jump then. My plan is get a cheap 1600 now, then next April grab a 3600 which should be good for a few years!


Your reading my mind!

You getting a new chipset motherboard too?
Probably best waiting for reviews
Aleksandr_Cepurnych1 h, 10 m ago

AMD...... ColdINTEL.....Hot


Well after that in depth reasoning I'm convinced, never buy a AMD cpu again!
ws00741 m ago

Your reading my mind!You getting a new chipset motherboard too?


Yeah. I'll see what the price is for X470 as it's worth it for the few extra features. I don't think B450 are out until June/July though based on AMDs release charts.
WIll you need BIOS updates to use these in 300 series mobos ? You really dont want all that "borrowed CPU" nonsense , or will AMD even do that for these chips?
Its really a fairly even match ryzenv1 vs ryzenv2 vs Intel (cost -wise).
I did see the 2400g for £99 which also tempted me but cant remember where
Are the 2600's still the same principle as the 1600; two CCU's with a core disabled in each?
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 14th Apr
Very good price for a fast 6-core. Basically same as the 1600 but with a few hundred more mhz of base frequency, at least 200Mhz more overclockability (likely +300Mhz), more useful precision boost/turbo, and better memory latency. All for about £20 more than the price of a heavily discounted 1600.
Edited by: "CoumbBarr2000" 14th Apr
Just need DDR4 to come down then time to upgrade.
What’s AMD’s equivalent of the 4790K? And what would be a noticeable upgrade for AutiCAD and gaming?
MeguminBestWaifu5 h, 57 m ago

For equivalently priced, I think it would keep up with intel, but …For equivalently priced, I think it would keep up with intel, but honestly, after owning first gen ryzen, I have had so many problems with it that I should have just gone for an 8700k for a bit more. Unfortunately my timing was bad as ryzen came out a few months before it. Unless AMD has something up their sleeves, these aren't going to perform much better. I read somewhere it was like 15% better on certain benchmarks (1700 vs 2700).


No issues with my R7 1700. No regrets. And I got for £206 new due to an ebuyer misprice. It will be a while until I need an upgrade.
Edited by: "bouttime2" 14th Apr
bouttime223 m ago

No issues with my R7 1700. No regrets. And I got for £206 new due to an …No issues with my R7 1700. No regrets. And I got for £206 new due to an buyer misprice. It will be a while until I need an upgrade.


Buyer misprice?
SweeneyUK1 h, 48 m ago

Buyer misprice?


ebuyer. Now edited. Thanks.
Edited by: "bouttime2" 14th Apr
McTabish6 h, 25 m ago

Yeah. I'll see what the price is for X470 as it's worth it for the few …Yeah. I'll see what the price is for X470 as it's worth it for the few extra features. I don't think B450 are out until June/July though based on AMDs release charts.


Found out about the b450 motherboards later release the other day, gutted, as you say see how much the X470 go for.
ws0075 h, 34 m ago

Found out about the b450 motherboards later release the other day, gutted, …Found out about the b450 motherboards later release the other day, gutted, as you say see how much the X470 go for.


There might be a lower end x470 for about £130. I hear MSI have 5 boards. I'd say that isn't bad to get on the platform now. A good b450 will be £85 anyway and you could save the difference by buying well in case, psu, ram etc. It's exciting really that it's becoming a bit more mainstream to like pc parts and building a pc!!
I could not wait any longer and bought i5-8400 £145 + GIGABYTE Z370P £86
Edited by: "KRIS.DEE" 15th Apr
McTabish1 h, 27 m ago

There might be a lower end x470 for about £130. I hear MSI have 5 boards. …There might be a lower end x470 for about £130. I hear MSI have 5 boards. I'd say that isn't bad to get on the platform now. A good b450 will be £85 anyway and you could save the difference by buying well in case, psu, ram etc. It's exciting really that it's becoming a bit more mainstream to like pc parts and building a pc!!


I'd rather go for a b450, as I feel the bells and whistles on a x470 would be a waste for me, all I want from a board is a 16 speed PCIe slot, a m. 2 slot, and a good over clocker.
McTabish19 h, 6 m ago

I am hoping to see some bigger price dips on the 1st gen. these look about …I am hoping to see some bigger price dips on the 1st gen. these look about 10% fast but next year the 3rd gen 3000 chips will be made in Zen2 7nm process so we should see a big jump then. My plan is get a cheap 1600 now, then next April grab a 3600 which should be good for a few years!



Yeah, keep an eye out on your local used market (gumtree or whatever), should be some good deals on the 1st gen chips as some people feel like the upgrade. I will be, so I'll be selling my 1700x and probably the mobo too, for a good price.
Yeah I can see lots of used parts hitting eBay and the like from Thursday. Look forward to seeing a 1600 that has been run at 4ghz for 23 hours a day, in CEX for £199
ws0077 h, 8 m ago

I'd rather go for a b450, as I feel the bells and whistles on a x470 would …I'd rather go for a b450, as I feel the bells and whistles on a x470 would be a waste for me, all I want from a board is a 16 speed PCIe slot, a m. 2 slot, and a good over clocker.


Yeah I don't really need an x470 either. Same as you my criteria is 4 dimm slots, m.2, and maybe built in wifi for ease.... I have waited though for this built so I just want to get going with it.
You'd be crazy to buy a used unlocked CPU. Not telling what torture it's been put through and what damage has been done.
McTabish15th Apr

Yeah I can see lots of used parts hitting eBay and the like from Thursday. …Yeah I can see lots of used parts hitting eBay and the like from Thursday. Look forward to seeing a 1600 that has been run at 4ghz for 23 hours a day, in CEX for £199


1600's are £135 @ CEX; they've been that price for a while now.
Pictured as boxed too, so should come with HSF.
Still makes little sense given the current price new (unless you've got a pile of credit you got cheap...)
TehJumpingJawa6 h, 42 m ago

1600's are £135 @ CEX; they've been that price for a while now.Pictured as …1600's are £135 @ CEX; they've been that price for a while now.Pictured as boxed too, so should come with HSF.Still makes little sense given the current price new (unless you've got a pile of credit you got cheap...)


I would never buy anything from CEX more than about £30. The guys testing the stuff are clueless and wouldn't know the difference between a CPU and the CPS. If anyone wants to got used, Amazon Warehouse deals are the best. Cheaper than CEX and generally just open box returns.
McTabish6 h, 45 m ago

I would never buy anything from CEX more than about £30. The guys testing …I would never buy anything from CEX more than about £30. The guys testing the stuff are clueless and wouldn't know the difference between a CPU and the CPS. If anyone wants to got used, Amazon Warehouse deals are the best. Cheaper than CEX and generally just open box returns.


I agree there's definitely a lack of diligence in their product identification and testing procedure (for certain item types), but this can be made to work to your advantage. (undervaluing due to misidentification)

Moreover if it doesn't work, or isn't as advertised (their strict grading definitions work in your favour in this instance), simply send it back.
There's absolutely no risk.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 18th Apr
TehJumpingJawa2 h, 25 m ago

I agree there's definitely a lack of diligence in their product …I agree there's definitely a lack of diligence in their product identification and testing procedure (for certain item types), but this can be made to work to your advantage.Moreover if it doesn't work, or isn't as advertised (their strict grading definitions work in your favour in this instance), simply send it back.There's absolutely no risk.


... and which store do you work in?? it's a good point though. Their two year guarantee policy is pretty good to be fair.
McTabish11 m ago

... and which store do you work in?? it's a good point though. Their …... and which store do you work in?? it's a good point though. Their two year guarantee policy is pretty good to be fair.


Haha, nah I've never worked for CEX.
I just think that dismissing them based upon some preconceived notions of quality is a mistake.

This is HUKD after all, we're here to hunt down bargains without prejudice of store clientele, or personal hygiene
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