All AMD Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2018
Cold from me. Perfect for eSports. .. LOL
nothing special tbh.
Everyone knows you need at least 16GB on the GPU to run Minecraft
Ryzen 3 *system may not be delivered until spring 2019
Also... win 10 disc...but no optical drive lol!
Would really recommend Dell Outlet. Mate at work got one of these for £589. The condition when arrived was like new. Lovely laptop. After testing he found the 2tb hdd kept disappearing from windows. Put in a call to Dell and they were very helpful. After a few tests they sent an engineer out pronto and he fitted a new hard drive. You wouldn't get service like this if you brought new from a shop. Keep an eye out as stocks changes daily. Cheers to the hukd guys and gals who originally posted the deals.
they are gone!
1 ounce = 28g so I've heard.
At OP or whoever, how many was in stock?
Expired, some other decent spec ones on there but well done whoever bagged that one.
There are no Ti cards being released, so assuming the trend of performance % is mainted in the next gen, then you will be about on par with your current card.
Would a 2600x be better gaming wise due to the higher single core speed or would this match/beat it generally speaking?
From what I can tell recent BIOS updates have fixed a lot of the memory compatibility issues that were plaguing the Ryzen lineup 6+ months ago. Seem rock solid now.
Are these fussy with RAM? I just ordered it as was looking to build something and this is ideal, but i'm a bit out of the loop with AMD chips. Can anyone recommend 16GB of RAM and maybe a good value Motherboard?
Good price for an AM4. Wow £190 for 1800x and £70 for this !! Such a shame RAM prices are so high or there would be the bones of a “budget pice” top end PC.
Are the vrm heatsinks pretty good for overclocks Thanks OP :)
That's a real shame, I really like AriaPC too.. Heat for this price though - you could build a top end foundation for sub £300 today!
To upgrade the bios without buying an older cpu, you can either contact msi/whatever manufacturer and they might be able to do it for you, or amd will send you a temporary cpu to do it. https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/2Gen-Ryzen-AM4-System-Bootup.aspx
Congratulations. That is the point. The newer CPUs don't boot on older BIOSes, so you need an older generation CPU to install, boot, update the bios to the newer version, remove the heatsink/CPU install your NEW CPU/heatsink then you're good to go. So you EITHER need to buy/borrow an older gen CPU, or pay someone else to do that first step. Are you SURE you're not "Ken M"?
I have actually gave up on pc gaming/upgrading.. it's a damm expensive hobby. I purely play on the PS4 PRO now. I still have an rig i7 6700k r9 290x (I sold my gtx 1070 but I couldn't part ways with this card (lol) ) 500GB SSD, 250GB SSD, 750w gold psu etc.. mostly just parts i had at hand.. it's now used for college work 😁
tell me about it. quite a few of us got conned by intel with skylake and kabylake. What makes me laugh is some people still are getting conned, even tho intel have openly admited it!
Wrong, GPU's are more complex now, going forward the indication is that the cpu will integrate with gpu, not the other way round as at present Mining machines use GPU's for a good reason, and the mining activity over the past few years have also driven gpu prices up
The 1080 is their midrange chip, sold as a high end part. It's their smaller midrange chip. Typically we got the "big chip" as the high end part. Due to lack of competition, Nvidia has successfully shifted their chips down a tier. So what would have been the 1060 is the 1080. The chip behind the 1050/ti would have been the 1060, the 1030 would have used the 1050/ti chip and actually been worth getting. And they get to keep their actual big chip and sell it as a Ti(tan), first milking people with the titan variant, then later selling it as a 1080 Ti. Even then, it's still not the fully unlocked big chip. They just don't need to. It's not the first time they've done it, the 600 series was shifted down a tier due to lower than expected performance from the Radeon 7000 series. Then the 700 series was a rebrand of the 600 series, but at the original tiers. So a 680 was renamed the 770 and so on. They can do this due to lack of competition from AMD. Instead of releasing their big chip as the 1080, they can simply shift tiers and sell their smaller midrange chip as an x80, and reap the extra profits. We still haven't seen their fully unlocked "big chip" in a consumer card for the 1000 series, even the 1080ti is still cut down, they simply don't need to as there's no competition. The 1080 for sure is their high end SKU, but they're selling you their midrange chip in that SKU.
The 1080 is not a mid range chip it's the second best consumer GPU available. And no I don't have a 1080 that's just bs.
Ha - you're right. Saw an interesting article though that demonstrated the i7 was inferior at all multi thread computational tasks but inferior for gaming. Making the Intel i7 a better FPS/£ ratio.
Thanks Gavin, I'll check it out.
Well personally I would go with a 1800x for now which will give you 8 core and 16 threads (big jump from from your 4 cores). I would also get a new generation board (B450) as it's been suggested AMD will move to 6 core CCX's for Ryzen 3rd gen. So 12 core 24 thread should be available as an upgrade path in the future (just rumours). This should leave more money to upgrade your GPU to whatever comes next (RTX 2080 or RTX 2070).
Tempted by this, I need an upgrade to my ancient gaming PC.... what's this CPU like for transcoding/converting video? I have an i5-3570 3.40Ghz, reckon this is worth the upgrade? (I know I'll need mainboard, memory etc)
Really? Show me all the cheap X299 motherboards that can take an i9? Magically they are around the same price as AMDs X399! So they are either both on the money or both charging too much.
states 21 Aug. 2018 - 3 Sept. 2018 for me, though Amazon are always conservative with these dates I've found. Never used Box but wouldn't ever use Ebuyer again due to postage costs to Northern Ireland and RMA issues in the past.
Just as a warning, the estimated delivery time for me was 30 aug to 3 Oct, so it won't be arriving anytime soon - it's the same price on ebuyer and box with 5 day delivery.
Any reccomendations for a motherboard sub 100 to use with a ryzen 3 2400.. Won't be used for gaming machine only for desgining on illustrator and virtual machines.
If someone's using @Mrswitch 's superb ebay 15% US discount thingy that's live for a few hours today, this is on CCL's ebay store. Makes it an effective £140 with that discount. It worked last time I ordered something from CCL using a US discount code. Worth jumping through some hoops for. eBay item number: 112949736611
Surely you're getting some help with your build... right?
Well that was quick! https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amd-ryzen-threadripper-1920x-35ghz-1224-corethread-34999-ccl-online-3006817
CeX sell the 1950X at £520 at the moment so eBay prices you should be looking for will be under that.
Think there’s still some room for further drops as the 2nd Gen come in. I’d expect 1950X near £500 I think. Problem with the 12 core version is you could get 2/3rds the performance with an 8 core Ryzen 2 and the motherboard/RAM/cooling is much cheaper
Pre order at near £/usd rates sadly (the euro version is too) for the 2990wx. I'd wait a bit if you want the 32c.
The new big daddy 2990WX drops on Monday. I predict there's going to be a few of these and the 1950x floating on ebay for steal prices this month.
I’ve got an old AMD A10 laptop with duel graphics, just in normal use ie internet or Microsoft word it raises the temperature of the room by approx 5 degrees (poo) i wouldn’t touch AMD again due to the temp issues. I had an old i5 5th Gen a while ago and hardly every got warm, just a cool summers breeze
Stay away from these AMD old mobile cpus . Worse performance than celeron to keep the power consumption/ heat output down to conserve battery and cooling requirements. Look nice on paper only. Also no usb c , no hdmi 2.0 , no displayport , all old ports.
How ryzen vs nvidia gpus
Have to agree with the above comment the cooling is pants, The ryzen cannot stretch its legs this performs below the i5 version and only just better then the i3. Such a shame this has throttling issues as the build quality is good at the price range
I have an older version of this laptop but the chassis looks largely the same. It's a good laptop and performs well, but on mine the fans are quite loud when they come on and it gets quite hot underneath. Battery isn't great either, that is probably less applicable to this newer model though. Don't waste your money on Lenovo's supposed warranty either - it's an absolute joke.
This laptop has awful cooling, the 2500u in this performs half as well as other similar laptops with 2500u. They are charging a premium for power you can't use.
Love Lenovo but dislike amd, love 256ssd but would prefer 16gb ram, over all tho, pretty hot machine mate
Nope, they sent out cancellation emails to everyone stating it was a mis-price.
So did anyone actually get one of these sent out?
Mis-price I'm afraid.
Was it a misprice? Did anyone get it?
That's Ziggy being not so "over it" :p You're also bang on - it was a misprice ;)
Awesome board, just ensure the BIOS is updated. This is x370 (Ryzen first gen) but will work with the Ryzen 2 (or is it 1.5!) chips.
Down voting as mis-tagged sounds sensible. Thanks for explaining the tagging mechanism. Knowing the poster is able to correct them, albeit not directly their author, is helpful :D
Indeed, HUKD autotags posts. This item is listed with a "gaming laptops" tag probably because of that. I always find the irons tagged as "steam" entertaining, but downvote such mis-taged posts, because ultimately the poster should check that the tags are correct.
"We found a deal matching your 'gaming laptop' keyword alert!": So you have a laptop case I could put this into then? I've had this keyword alert set for months. It seems to be just the last few days I've started getting large numbers of incorrect matches. Some person or algorithm is unhelpfully labelling AMD desktop components as matches for "gaming laptop". Please stop it.
Sorry, it doesnt seem like a good deal to me really, dual core processor, poor graphics, sorry, seems a lot of money for a dual core used laptop in "acceptable" condition For less you can pick up the newer version at the Dell Outlet typically with a i5 8250u and dedicated 4gb 530 card, usually with a decent SSD too. Just keep an eye on the outlet.
Can't see how this would be preferable to the msi and the acer gaming machines posted at almost 100 less but both way faster
If it had a ssd it would be nice as the processor and ram is decent
Wicked spec for the money! Ah.. ok.. the graphics card isn't as strong as I thought. Damn it! Still very good spec. Ok to play wow and older games.
Out of stock.
Nice find @tc_Joness thanks for posting
yeah exactly I said "I class that as hot" I know most people think 65c is fine, I'm just an obsessive at getting it cool, my Hyper Evo 212 used to run on my old AMD processor before I got my i7, when it got repurposed I upgraded it with noctua fans btw I think the Noctua nd15 is sexy, I'm now slightly attracted to you! lol.
You may call it hot but absolutely more than acceptable. My point is, stock coolers can work and don’t always need upgraded. I personally run an Noctua ND15, as I already had it on my I5-2500k, so why not.
yeah I class that as hot, i7 6700k running at 4.2 and I don't get over 50c except last week when the weather was at 32c, I got up to 55c that day. that's going at it with sc2 running in 2k 144hz which as most ppl know sc2 is cpu heavy.
I was reply more along the lines against stock coolers being crap. Not all are created equally but the Ryzen ones are far better than the Intel false pretenders.
Stock 1700 cooler is the Wraith Spire 95W. The 2600 comes with the inferior Wraith Stealth 65W cooler. (Slim-line & no copper core) Hence, crap.
"We found a deal matching your 'gaming laptop' keyword alert!": Are you sure? Are you really sure? Please fix the inappropriate matching.
How much is slightly more? If you're talking about the 8700K then you compare that to a 2700X. In regards to the actual post there's absolutely nothing wrong with the 1800X. It's a great CPU. I'd still opt for the 1700 and overclock tbh.
yes, any GPU
Noob question but can this work with a 980Ti or does it need an AMD card? My system is decent but been thinking of upgrading my i5 3570k
1800x doesnt come with a cooler for the record. Lower speed too. Still a good deal. Especially if you dont need the higher speeds of Ryzen 2xxx
originaly it was "I’m pulling 300W from the wall with GPU at 100% load." now its 350 or 400w .. Either case i would not run 400w load on a 500w psu. thats 80% usage!
I’ve just loaded my system up. Running GPU at 100% and Prime95 running. At the wall, measured using a digital power display plug. It was an indicated 400W. That is with my system clocked at 3.7GHz. There was one error I made, I have my GPU power dialled down in Afterburner, though slightly over clicked. With no heavy load on the CPU but full power to the GPU it’s at 350W. Making your 450W for my system off, especially if I was to reset to stock speeds.
I put your specs into this http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/ (and the 1700 running at stock speeds) took your hdds as 7.2k models and your 8x fans as 120mm.. The load came to 451w. Otherwise you are quite right about the psu effeiency being 50% as that will reduce fan speed as well . Meanwhile @Oneday77 I think you owe me an appology . Edited to add this .. https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-pascal,review-33557-10.html the 1080gtx can peak to over 311w. That alone would make make me want a 600w pus with the correct amps on the pcie rails.
Thinking of getting one of these and undervolting for a 24/7 server. This seems to be the normal price now, they are all probably trying to flog their final stock. Not sure how long to wait for the price to keep dropping before buying!
No prob. Could try running something like Rivatuner while gaming. Will show an overlay of %GPU usage and %CPU usage while gaming so you know what the bottleneck is.
Just to update, i requested a refund over the weekend, there was a small issue with them trying to offer me an exchange or store credit but all resolved in the end. CS is odd, 24/7 but the chat never worked on desktop, works fine in app but very slow to respond, works more like a messaging service but it did work. Was told refund would take 7-14 days, which I partly expected, however the money turned up in my account 10 minutes ago so pretty happy with the CS there.
Noted. Hopefully the 1700 I ordered arrives without hassle and won't need to deal with them.
I'm always surprised by the number of positive comments their products get. The accounts seems legit too. My instinct is to avoid them, or just go through Ali Express for the same prodcut
Read what I wrote about the fraudulent way they lied to PayPal in the dispute process. Their actions go way beyond poor customer service, if they were in the West they likely would be shut down or have such a bad rep they couldn't continue doing business.
Don't understand the fuss about Gearbest. It literally says 14-28 days delivery from China before you check out. And coming from China you know the returns process is going to be rubbish beforehand also.