Ryzen 5 2600 CPU with Wraith Stealth cooler £160.99 @ Amazon
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Ryzen 5 2600 CPU with Wraith Stealth cooler £160.99 @ Amazon

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Found 25th Apr
Ryzen 5 - 2600 cpu New at Amazon. Considering the last gen 1600 is still £140 this is a good deal in my opinion. Comes with Wraith Stealth cooler.
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simonwakefield125th Apr

Can’t decide if it’s worth the extra £20 over the 1600. It’s obviously not …Can’t decide if it’s worth the extra £20 over the 1600. It’s obviously not much but the benchmarks for the two aren’t a major improvement and there are other areas that extra £20 could go towards


But realistically, it is just £20. I'd pay the extra personally.
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Can’t decide if it’s worth the extra £20 over the 1600. It’s obviously not much but the benchmarks for the two aren’t a major improvement and there are other areas that extra £20 could go towards
simonwakefield125th Apr

Can’t decide if it’s worth the extra £20 over the 1600. It’s obviously not …Can’t decide if it’s worth the extra £20 over the 1600. It’s obviously not much but the benchmarks for the two aren’t a major improvement and there are other areas that extra £20 could go towards


But realistically, it is just £20. I'd pay the extra personally.
simonwakefield116 m ago

Can’t decide if it’s worth the extra £20 over the 1600. It’s obviously not …Can’t decide if it’s worth the extra £20 over the 1600. It’s obviously not much but the benchmarks for the two aren’t a major improvement and there are other areas that extra £20 could go towards


Do it. It's about 5% faster across the board, is on a 12nm process (down from 14nm), should be better to take advantage of precision boost 2 and is 12 months newer so should get better legacy support.... £20 is a good deal. But I think the 1600 might drop now and if that hits £120 it's much closer!
McTabish16 m ago

Do it. It's about 5% faster across the board, is on a 12nm process (down …Do it. It's about 5% faster across the board, is on a 12nm process (down from 14nm), should be better to take advantage of precision boost 2 and is 12 months newer so should get better legacy support.... £20 is a good deal. But I think the 1600 might drop now and if that hits £120 it's much closer!


The thing is though the 2600 has higher clock speeds which accounts for some of that increase and it also comes with a worse stock cooler so you can’t push it as far without adding a 3rd party cooler. You also have the fact that while you can be sure any mobo you receive being fine with the 1600 on the bios it comes with it’s less certain with the 2600. If it was a few months later where you could be almost certain it has the right bios then it would be an easier decision
simonwakefield12 m ago

The thing is though the 2600 has higher clock speeds which accounts for …The thing is though the 2600 has higher clock speeds which accounts for some of that increase and it also comes with a worse stock cooler so you can’t push it as far without adding a 3rd party cooler. You also have the fact that while you can be sure any mobo you receive being fine with the 1600 on the bios it comes with it’s less certain with the 2600. If it was a few months later where you could be almost certain it has the right bios then it would be an easier decision


So wait a few months, prices are going to drop further anyway.
simonwakefield114 m ago

The thing is though the 2600 has higher clock speeds which accounts for …The thing is though the 2600 has higher clock speeds which accounts for some of that increase and it also comes with a worse stock cooler so you can’t push it as far without adding a 3rd party cooler. You also have the fact that while you can be sure any mobo you receive being fine with the 1600 on the bios it comes with it’s less certain with the 2600. If it was a few months later where you could be almost certain it has the right bios then it would be an easier decision


I'd say if you are buying an X470 motherboard then BIOS will be fine and will work. If you are pairing this with a B350 board then you probably won't be bothered about the 2nd gen features anyway so just get a 1600. The cooler is better in the 1600 but if you want to push it by much you'll most likely want to invest in a £20 cooler anyway just to prolong the life of the CPU.
Is this the new cpu that has built in graphics?
masai6 m ago

Is this the new cpu that has built in graphics?


No mate. That is the Ryzen 3 2200g or Ryzen 5 2400g.
The motherboard bios thing is a real issue. Just got an Aurus gaming k7 x370 and it came with F4 bios from the factory which doesnt support the newer cpu's. Thats why I got a 1600.
AMD offer a free (borrow) CPU service if you need to boot to update a motherboard bios for a 2xxx chip

Though I wonder if a 2xxx chip bought 2nd hand would still qualify?
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 25th Apr
I wouldn't hang about if you want a 1600 , i expect they will be cleared off the shelves pretty quick. Dont think they will have time to drop to 120
simonwakefield17 h, 53 m ago

Can’t decide if it’s worth the extra £20 over the 1600. It’s obviously not …Can’t decide if it’s worth the extra £20 over the 1600. It’s obviously not much but the benchmarks for the two aren’t a major improvement and there are other areas that extra £20 could go towards



It performs better clock for clock, has lower memory latency and a better memory controller on the chip. The main thing though is that it requires roughly 0.2v less to hit 4Ghz on all cores (1.4v for 4Ghz on a 1000 series vs 1.2v or less on a 2000 series chip), and can still be pushed higher (though the voltages goes up exponentially past 4Ghz).


Not really worth the upgrade for an existing owner like myself, but definitely worth the extra £20 if you're buying one or the other today.
This is a steal at this price. The Intel 8600K is £218 on SCAN. This has more threads and loses negligible gaming performance in terms of FPS unless you are gaming at the extreme (unrealistic) scenario of having a 1080 Ti and 1080p monitor... it also comes with a good stock cooler, and AM4 motherboards are much cheaper (considering you can buy older B350 motherboards that are compatible with this).
Edited by: "CoumbBarr2000" 26th Apr
CoumbBarr200026th Apr

This is a steal at this price. The Intel 8600K is £218 on SCAN. This has …This is a steal at this price. The Intel 8600K is £218 on SCAN. This has more threads and loses negligible gaming performance in terms of FPS unless you are gaming at the extreme (unrealistic) scenario of having a 1080 Ti and 1080p monitor... it also comes with a good stock cooler, and AM4 motherboards are much cheaper (considering you can buy older B350 motherboards that are compatible with this).


Depends what you're doing with your pc. If you're just gaming an i5 8400 seems to be the way to go benchmark wise.

If you're using it as a workstation with some gaming too then I would agree, this or the Ryzen 5 1600 are both good choices.
Great deaI but unfortunately I came to the party late
Amazon's price has gone back up to £169.99, so perhaps this deal should be expired.
Hopefully Amazon will soon drop back down!
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