AMD Ryzen 5 1500X - $69 @ Amazon

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  1. Eshelmen

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    Showing only available from 3rd party sellers starting at $141.10 for me.
     
  3. Puterguru

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    Shows $69 for me.
     
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    Eshelmen [H]ardness Supreme

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    hmm not sure, maybe try the PC Gamer link I found it at? .

    Shows up for me

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    Yeah, $69. I'd buy one just to have except I have a 1200 doing nothing.

    Wonder if that one is built on Zen+ like the 'new' 1600x is, and it's measurably faster than an older 1600x. UFDtech had a thing on it, and they have a new part number
     
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    "AF" are the newer editions of the 1x00 series.
     
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    How would these be for a cheap ESXi whitebox build?
     
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    The 1600 is a damn good CPU. I've built multiple PC's with them for friends and family, thanks to Micro Center selling them for $79 with $30 off a motherboard. For $120, on average, for a 1600 and B450 motherboard after bundle discount (now only $20 off), it's probably the best CPU deal ever. 6 cores, 12 threads, with a very nice Wraith Spire cooler to boot.
     
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    That CPU has Zen+ IPC too. I never understood why AMD made a pinnacle ridge version of the 1600.
     
  11. sirmonkey1985

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    probably cost and easier to bin since they can configure each chip using the microcode. what i find more surprising is that they're still producing the 1x00 series and 2x00 series..
     
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    Wait, what.
    There's a Ryzen 1600 that's based off the 2XXX series architecture? I.... was never aware of this.
     
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    Yes, there is one, sorta. What it most likely is is a failed Ryzen 2600 which can't hit the stock clocks of the 2600 but does hit the stock clocks of the 1600.
     
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    Yes it's the 1600 processors with "AF" in the part number
     
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    It's stopping Intel purchases ;)
     
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    6c/12t for $85 and an updated process seems more deserving of a hotdeals thread than the 1500X (4c/8t) honestly.

    If only there was a Matisse version of the 2600 lmao.
     
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    You guys are killing me. I want this but do not need it.

    I don't suppose it would benefit me much starting a new system with this coming from an I7-4770 would it?
     
  19. Dayaks

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    No.
     
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    It depends on how much you can recoup by selling your 4770 combo. I think you could probably break even, or even pocket a few dollars, with how much crazy people pay for these old Intel parts.
     
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    3950x or bust. Otherwise it is not worth it.
     
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    This combined with an RX570 is not much more than a 3400g. Even if you are going SFF, combining it with a GTX 1050ti SFF would still make this setup far better at gaming.
     
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    Me neither. Came to look at the 1500X...left wanting to buy a 1600 "AF"
     
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    Crazy good deal - basically a 2600 for $85. The 1500x at $69 is still a solid deal, but this takes things to another level.

    I will probably get the same amount for my 2400g I am selling on ebay as what I paid for my new 1600 AF I just bought.
     
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    Also came to look at the deal for the Ryzen 1500X and left thinking about buying the Ryzen 1600. That processor alone needs it's own deal thread.
     
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    More info on the new AF 1600:
     
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    you're right, I made a new link in the hot deals page.
     
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    If anyone plans on buying this CPU, or any other 1000 series Ryzen (besides the refreshed 1600) for use on *nix, be warned, there be dragons.

    There are many chips out in the wild with the so called "segfault bug". It was supposed to be limited to batches of chips produced prior to a certain date, but as I found out the hard way with a 1500X I bought, it had the segfault bug and was made long after supposedly bad batches. AMD did send me out a new non-faulty 1500X when I told them about my problem, but it did take a few weeks.

    If you install *nix on one of these CPUs and get "Watchdog timeout" on random threads, mysterious kernel panics or dreaded "bus errors", you probably have a faulty chip. AMD said they'll send replacement CPUs for affected users, but it just takes time.

    I hope after all this time that the defective CPUs have been flushed out of the retail pipeline, but you really never can be sure what you get from Amazon.
     
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