AMD released the new Ryzen 3000-series processors on Sunday night, but those who don’t need the latest and greatest can now pick up the previous generation Ryzen 5 2600X with Wraith Spire Cooler for $160. With only a week left before Prime Day, Amazon looks to be clearing out its stock of the previous generation processors. This current price is 38% off the $259.55 MSRP and also matches Amazon’s all time low for the Ryzen 5 2600X.
The Ryzen 5 2600X features 6 Cores/12 threads, a frequency of 4.2 and 19MB of combined cache. Its max temperature is 95°C and includes Wraith Spire Cooler.
We praised the Ryzen 5 2600X for its lower cache and memory latencies, more sophisticated multi-core boosts, and felt that the extra threads were helpful for both gaming and everyday productivity.
Ryzen 5 2600 Hits All-Time Low
The Ryzen 5 2600 has hit an all time low of $140 with a Wraith cooler. It's also a 6C/12T processor, but as we said on our review, the extra $20 (even in this sale) can get you the 2600X more overclocking headroom
Ryzen 7 2700X Gets Cheaper
AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X with Wraith Prism LED cooler is selling for $259.99 on Amazon. We've seen it at $254 before, so this isn't the cheapest it's ever been, but it's pretty close.
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