Get a Ryzen 5 2600 for $160 with this Newegg deal

Heads up, gerbils! We're going to keep this short and sweet. Just a few minutes ago, Newegg let the world know that it's offering a Real Sweet Deal on the Ryzen 5 2600 processor—the slightly slower brother of the Ryzen 5 2600X that got a TR Editor's Choice award just a little while back.

The Ryzen 5 2600 has six cores and twelve threads of Zen goodness. The processor's single-core boost clock rings in at 3.9 GHz, and there's 16 MB of L3 cache on tap. AMD helpfully includes its pretty darn good Wraith Stealth cooler in the box, too. Newegg's selling the chip for (drum roll, please) only $160 for the time being with the promo code NENAMD6. That's an insane price right there. If you're thinking of building a Ryzen-powered box, hurry up—stocks aren't likely to last long.

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    • Geonerd
    • 1 year ago

    Mildly tempting, but I’m holding out for a discounted 1st-gen ‘Ripper….

    • maxxcool
    • 1 year ago

    /sigh/ THIS DOES ME NO GOOD WHEN 32GB OF RAM IS 2X THE PRICE! /RANT/

      • strangerguy
      • 1 year ago

      I got a feeling AMD would have sold a lot more Ryzens if they had hybrid DDR3/DDR4 CPU and mobo support.

        • Amien
        • 1 year ago

        I for one would have bought one instantly, sitting on really fast DDR3 and don’t like the idea of spending on an equivalent 4 kit.

        Edit: In reality there would probably be some voltage restrictions, likely limiting options to DDR3L, just like on Intel stuff.

          • Eversor
          • 1 year ago

          Regular DDR3 should have not been a problem since the core isn’t shared with the laptop platformas. For low power there was the APU die.

        • maxxcool
        • 1 year ago

        Had not even thought of that, yeah i have (6) PC’s running ddr2133+ in them.. yep i might have scavenged them for feed a zen+..

        BUT .. AMD sells their own ‘branded ram’ .. they aught to bundle at discount some FRIGGING RAM!@#$% .. IF they are really serious about pushing market share.

        but i do not think they can .. either the margins are too thin or they cant keep up cpu with demand if the get too successful.

    • Chrispy_
    • 1 year ago

    Whilst the 2700 drops to base clock very quickly (it is hampered by its overly-optimistic TDP), the 2600 boosts properly, just like the 2600X.

    I’m not in the market for a new build but the 2600 is probably the chip I’d recommend anyone looking for a general-purpose sweet-spot right now. That there is 80-90% the performance of an 8700K for less than half the price.

    Oh, and you get a free cooler that won’t go straight in the trash.

      • albundy
      • 1 year ago

      how well does it cool? it’s half the size of the cooler that came with the 1700.

        • Chrispy_
        • 1 year ago

        Oh, does it come with the Stealth instead of the Spire? I thought that was for quad-cores?

        I’ve not used a stealth, I guess it’s the same great fan and copper-slugged alloy fin stack, but it’s probably not going to let you overclock a 2600 much.

          • neblogai
          • 1 year ago

          Stealth is just aluminum and no copper. It is fine for stock 2600, but for overclocking- at least a €10-15 cooler like Gammaxx 200T, 300 or S40 is needed to dissipate 100W+ of heat.

            • biffzinker
            • 1 year ago

            Correction for the Spire, it has a copper vapor column. Have both stock coolers. The Spire is double the size and weight of the Stealth.

    • DragonDaddyBear
    • 1 year ago

    This is a nice processor to go with that GPU and motherboard from yesterday.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      Hmm…it sure is. $460 for motherboard, CPU, and GPU and they’re all very capable. Too bad to get 16GB of fast memory you’re stuck spending such a large % of the savings.

        • Chrispy_
        • 1 year ago

        Just put in a single 640kb DRAM stick. I hear that’s enough memory for anyone….

        • K-L-Waster
        • 1 year ago

        Well, just remember the other deal from this week.

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    • atari030
    • 1 year ago

    Timing could not be more perfect. I was looking at the Ryzen 5 1600 as a ‘starter’ or cheaper option for my new build of late, but now I have a 2600 instead for the same price. Thank you for always keeping on top of these deals!

      • Acidicheartburn
      • 1 year ago

      Congrats on the new processor, hope you enjoy it.

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