AMD Ryzen 1600 Six-Core 3.2 GHz CPU Is $99.99

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if someone return one so can get open box and been waiting a while, likely says there is not nearly as many up and finding out "is not what was claimed to be, this is a POS CPU grrrr...."

not many open box anything Ryzen since launch tbh, well, not CPU at least, motherboard, sadly for Gen 1 and a chunk for gen 2 hopefully next to none for gen 3 AM4

meaning, likely a good chunk of whatever returns were folks had issues to get OS sorted out, some might have wanted day 1 all the performance possible and when touch slower "send it back" and of course there is likely to be many that buy to get a "golden chip" so can hit 4.4Ghz at lowest volts etc, gen 1 this seemed happening far more often vs gen 2 is almost useless to manually OC so likely not near as many returned, not nearly as many day 1 returns because "did not work" etc.

Now all we need is ALL motherboard makers to start putting their drivers on a USB stick, this way here the chance of "not working" is likely to become mostly past history at that point...as far as I am aware, only EVGA currently does the motherboard base drivers (BIOS, sata, ethernet, audio etc) on a USB stick so is stupid quick to be up and running vs having to find possible specific drivers which not always very easy to find.
 

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if someone return one so can get open box and been waiting a while, likely says there is not nearly as many up and finding out "is not what was claimed to be, this is a POS CPU grrrr...."

not many open box anything Ryzen since launch tbh, well, not CPU at least, motherboard, sadly for Gen 1 and a chunk for gen 2 hopefully next to none for gen 3 AM4

meaning, likely a good chunk of whatever returns were folks had issues to get OS sorted out, some might have wanted day 1 all the performance possible and when touch slower "send it back" and of course there is likely to be many that buy to get a "golden chip" so can hit 4.4Ghz at lowest volts etc, gen 1 this seemed happening far more often vs gen 2 is almost useless to manually OC so likely not near as many returned, not nearly as many day 1 returns because "did not work" etc.

Now all we need is ALL motherboard makers to start putting their drivers on a USB stick, this way here the chance of "not working" is likely to become mostly past history at that point...as far as I am aware, only EVGA currently does the motherboard base drivers (BIOS, sata, ethernet, audio etc) on a USB stick so is stupid quick to be up and running vs having to find possible specific drivers which not always very easy to find.
I've seen a handful of 2600s open box for $129.
 

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Hasn't it been this price for a while now? Dunno, maybe I just saw it on sale. It's a decent price, but I already own one. Waiting on Zen2.
 

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I hope that Google Express has Zen2 based parts at launch. I have a $40 discount with no restrictions that ends on July 12th.!

This is a great deal, and with the flood of cheap b350/450/x370/x470 Mobos that hit POST launch of X570, would make for a great gaming box on a budget. Pair it with 16GB of 3200 ram for ~$85 and you are on your way to a nice system. If you already are on AM4, (unless it is an A320 board) then it will most likely be a better bet to hold out for the $149 6c/12t 3600. I have a feeling that CPU is going to sell out everywhere, since it offers a great core/potential OC ratio. $149 for cutting edge performance and 12 threads is insane. Thanks AMD !!!!
 

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I hope that Google Express has Zen2 based parts at launch. I have a $40 discount with no restrictions that ends on July 12th.!

This is a great deal, and with the flood of cheap b350/450/x370/x470 Mobos that hit POST launch of X570, would make for a great gaming box on a budget. Pair it with 16GB of 3200 ram for ~$85 and you are on your way to a nice system. If you already are on AM4, (unless it is an A320 board) then it will most likely be a better bet to hold out for the $149 6c/12t 3600. I have a feeling that CPU is going to sell out everywhere, since it offers a great core/potential OC ratio. $149 for cutting edge performance and 12 threads is insane. Thanks AMD !!!!

AMD must have produced a ton of them. I am thinking because I bought one back in March for $79 from Microcenter and they are still on sale for $79 and none of the stores are anywhere near out of stock.
 

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Jeez... 6c/12t processors for $80. God bless AMD and Ryzen LOL. I have some old Q6600 rigs around that could benefit. Must resist. XD

Get a good mITX board with this and you will be grinning from ear to ear.
 

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Get a good mITX board with this and you will be grinning from ear to ear.


Agreed. Give it a decent $50-70 dollar AIO and it will sustain a 4.2Ghz AC OC unless it's a terrible chip. Should be able to get the single/dual core boost to 4.35 as well. Hell of a deal for $99.

If I didnot have a spare 1600 that does 4.1Ghz AC OC, I'd buy one just to have.
 

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Jeez... 6c/12t processors for $80. God bless AMD and Ryzen LOL. I have some old Q6600 rigs around that could benefit. Must resist. XD

This is exactly what I did to my garage PC. Instead of dealing/diagnosing what seems like bad ram or a bad ram channel on a setup that can barely run what I want for media and browsing.... I'll just throw $200 at a new board, chip and mATX case.
 

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My 1600 at 4.0 is running good and stable. (Prime 95 stable.) I just installed another with the stock cooler on a Prime X370 Pro and it overclocked to 3.7GHz, 1.150v LLC4 and it is Prime 95 stable as well. These 1600's are fantastic chips.
 

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At $99 I was like... nah spend $20 more and get the 2600. But now Microcenter has it for $79, so that's different.

I am actually kind of shocked there are still this many Ryzen 1 chips left in circulation, but AMD probably cranked out 80 bazillion of them. But then again you could probably still buy an FX-8 cpu brand new off the shelf if you wante.d
 

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2600x is $140

Has the better cooler and 300mhz more boost for $20

The problem with that is now you are $9 less then getting a Ryzen 3600 which will most likely hit 4.4-4.5Ghz AC OC depending on your cooling. Add in the IPC gains and better memory support AMD has made and I would never consider the 2600x at this point.
 

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The problem with that is now you are $9 less then getting a Ryzen 3600 which will most likely hit 4.4-4.5Ghz AC OC depending on your cooling. Add in the IPC gains and better memory support AMD has made and I would never consider the 2600x at this point.
Probably the only exception is if your mobo doesn't support Ryzen 3000, than a Ryzen 2000 does make sense, other than that, I fully agree with you.
 

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The problem with that is now you are $9 less then getting a Ryzen 3600 which will most likely hit 4.4-4.5Ghz AC OC depending on your cooling. Add in the IPC gains and better memory support AMD has made and I would never consider the 2600x at this point.
3600 is $199
 

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Hello guys I’m at frys electronics Duluth Georgia they have a ryzen 5 1600x for 59.90 is that a good deal I wan to save money for the ryzen 3000 later but not now I will go from and Athlon to a ryzen and also planing on gettin a 470 motherboard
 

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Hello guys I’m at frys electronics Duluth Georgia they have a ryzen 5 1600x for 59.90 is that a good deal I wan to save money for the ryzen 3000 later but not now I will go from and Athlon to a ryzen and also planing on gettin a 470 motherboard
Yes thats a sweet deal, especially if its a 1600x
 

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I'll have a 4.1Ghz 1600 with the stock or Wraith Spire cooler (whatever comes with the 3700x) for sale in the next few days along with a brand new x370 Prime Pro Mobo.


Looking for around $190 or so. Will be up in FS/FT by tomorrow.
 

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The problem with all deals like this is that for anybody that this is an upgrade for would have to spend considerably more for a system to use it in. That means at a minimum getting an AM4 motherboard and DDR4 RAM. The incremental cost for a better CPU doesn't look as large when you look at the costs in total.
 

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The problem with all deals like this is that for anybody that this is an upgrade for would have to spend considerably more for a system to use it in. That means at a minimum getting an AM4 motherboard and DDR4 RAM. The incremental cost for a better CPU doesn't look as large when you look at the costs in total.

$250 moves you to a feature packed platform with a6c/12t cpu, a mobo will a lot of bells and whistles (and s clear upgrade to 8/12/16c 3000 models down the road) along with 16GB of 3200 ram.

How is that overly priced or expensive? You could not buy an Intel 7700k 4c for understanding $279-300 2.5 years ago.
 

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I was commenting on the original post and not your FS/FT deal.
$250 moves you to a feature packed platform with a6c/12t cpu, a mobo will a lot of bells and whistles (and s clear upgrade to 8/12/16c 3000 models down the road) along with 16GB of 3200 ram.

How is that overly priced or expensive? You could not buy an Intel 7700k 4c for understanding $279-300 2.5 years ago.
 

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I was commenting on the original post and not your FS/FT deal.

And he is not referring to the FS/FT deal either but, brand new buy in store deals. And in fact, I could get a really good deal at Microcenter with this processor, an X370 Pro and ram for about $160. (When the board was in stock, anyways.)
 
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