AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX)
- Frequency: 3.6GHz precision boost
- 6 cores/12 threads unlocked
- Cache: 3MB/16MB (l2/l3)
- Socket type: Am4; Max Temps : 95°C; PCI Express Version : PCIe 3.0 x16
- Thermal solution: Wraith Stealth cooler; Base Clock:3.2GHz
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822 points • Hoosier_Hardware
[CPU] AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12 nm "AF" version) (6-core, 12-thread) - $85
18 points • Lethality0
9 points • SlackBanter
If you want a cpu closer to the 2600 get the 1600AF. Its $85 USD and is built on the 12nm chipset.
8 points • ShaKsKreedz
You can get this exact processor for $85.
Also this one is the AF version which is practically a 2600 due to the 12nm vs your 14nm.
GL on the sale. $100 is way to much. https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-YD1600BBAFBOX/dp/B07XTQZJ28/
7 points • NotsofastTwitch
6 points • RebelTexan79
On Amazon it's the $85 R5 1600. Look at the part number, it has AF in there.
Edit with the right link: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28
6 points • CertsAddValue
You can get the 12nm r5 1600 for $85 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-YD1600BBAFBOX/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ Basically a 2600. Some people have claimed overclocking it to 2600x levels
6 points • sillyvalleyserf
R5 1600 AF would give you a healthy boost for only $85 - see elsewhere in this subreddit. Though 8 cores for $135 ain't a bad deal either.
[ETA:] Here's one example.
26 points • SurfaceDockGuy
tldr; the $85 Zen+ refresh of the Ryzen 5 1600 is 5-10% faster than the older Ryzen 5 1600 in gaming and benchmarks. It also mostly meets the performance of the Ryzen 5 2600. It comes with the smaller Wraith Stealth heatsink (same as Ryzen 5 2600) rather than the larger Spire (like the older Ryzen 5 1600).
Gamers Nexus Youtube review: https://youtu.be/wRO_AUdmfis
12 points • VerenGForte
If you claim the games from the very, very finnicky site that AMD has for redeeming these gifts, they actually just give you a code that you can redeem, which you can just sell off to someone else.
For upgrading, I recommend you focus on upgrading your CPU first. Maybe you can snag a 1600 AF along with a decent motherboard which leaves you an opportunity to maybe upgrade to the 4th gen Ryzen CPUs when you get the money to do so.
12 points • gr33nmonk3y
too high buddy. $85 new from Amazon.
5 points • bunthitnuong
Get this for $85. There are few threads here indicating it's a 1600 re-fresh or in other words a Zen+ 2600 chip. Read Amazon reviews as well. Best bang for buck.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ZYIdEbHJEFKY2
5 points • theobsoletist
Your current platform is still fine for the games you want to play, so here's what I would do:
- Buy the 570 and install it in your current system and see if that fixes the problem, if not:
- Buy a new PSU and see if that's the issue. You don't need anywhere near 850W btw, even 500W is plenty for most machines. If that still doesn't work:
- Get a Ryzen/mobo/RAM combo and reuse the other parts. Right now Amazon is selling the new AF (ie Zen+) Ryzen 5 1600 for $85 shipped, pair that with a B450 board and 16GB of DDR4-3200 ($120-150) and you've got a great system now and an even better one down the line if you upgrade later.
5 points • 907Shrake
4-core/4-thread CPUs are on their way out. Might be a good idea to buy a 1600AF and sell your 3200G.
4 points • Rndy9
Why a ryzen 3 when you can grab a 1600AF for 85$?
No, just no, even if you are on a low budget, 4gb nowadays is just a bad idea. either grab 2x4 or 2x8.
4 points • kaptain__katnip
For the lazy, here is a link to the Ryzen 5 1600 AF: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-YD1600BBAFBOX/dp/B07XTQZJ28
4 points • One2Rex_
4 points • GibralterRaleigh
These are selling on Amazon new for 85 AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3vjfEbCM61ZEG
4 points • crazyjake60
No, it's not overkill because games have required higher thread counts for a while. Get this 1600 because it is a slightly downclocked 2600 and not a ryzen 1600 for much cheaper than a 2600x.
3 points • flynn78
this is the cpu you want, cheaper and better “1600AF”: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28
Ditch those hard drives. Get a 500GB-1TB nvme ssd
Get a rx 580 so You can take full advantage of your 144hz monitor
I’d get a 550w power supply just to be on the safe side and to allow for a later gpu upgrade
3 points • fyrefox45
Trade that CPU for https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28
Get a 580 or 590 for a much much better gpu.
3 points • Cintra0362
The Ryzen 5 1600 AF will still do great for that gpu :) and if you're interested, you could overclock the 1600 on the stock cooler, and if you're picky like me you could pick up some thermal grizzly kyronaut thermal paste and wipe the stock paste off the cooler. It actually does make a pretty good difference in temps, and hopefully you can get at least 3.9ghz all cores no problem, hopefully even push for 4ghz.
Speaking from personal experience, OCing my stock 1600 to 4ghz made a world's difference in a lot of the games I play like apex, GTAV, OW, etc. Massive 20 to even 50fps gains despite being on a crappy old RX470. I play all of them 1080p above 60fps and average 110fps all games (except GTA ofc), so you'll have absolutely no problems hitting ur 144fps goal at 1080p
Edit: here's the Amazon link just in case you can't find it!
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_PIkmEb9WHR5Z0
3 points • ozzmarleyman
Ryzen 5 1600 af is essentially the same thing as the R5 2600 but the af is only 85 dollars US.
3 points • FearlessMage
That case's clearances for PSU and GPU look good.
I would suggest the updated Ryzen 5 1600 "AF" for $85. Better performance for fewer bones. https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28
I was looking for a similar GPU and ended up choosing the GTX 1650 Super. Only a couple bucks more on NewEgg / EVGA website. Very similar performance to the RX 570 / 580 from what I've seen, but it runs cooler and uses less power. 5 - 10 FPS and 5 - 10 degrees Celsius difference.
I would go with a more reputable brand SSD myself. I'll leave the research for that and the motherboard to you.
3 points • RiftBladeMC
Look at the model number.
YD1600BBAFBOX = 1600 AF
YD1600BBAEBOX = regular 1600
Edit: Here's the Amazons listing of the 1600 AF.
3 points • NerfGunCaleb
Looks good, but I would spend $40 less on the CPU and go with the 1600 AF which is like 2% slower. And spend that extra towards a RX 580 which outputs like 9% more FPS than a 570.
3 points • koopahermit
Ryzen 5 1600 AF. Despite the name, it's actually a slightly lower clocked version of the Ryzen 5 2600. The main advantage is that its only 85 dollars.
3 points • rallymax
If you want to save money, get $85 Ryzen 5 1600 AF from Amazon.
E5-2650v2 is was launched in 2013 and 1600 will outperform it on all counts.
3 points • christenlanger
Lose the cooler and can get a B450 motherboard which will be a better platform for future upgrades.
3 points • Some_Derpy_Pineapple
preferably 3600 if you don't want to upgrade the cpu too much in the future but otherwise the 1600 AF (a slightly slower 2600 but much cheaper)
3 points • tehwoflcopter
I think that AEs (old ones) and the AFs (new ones) are being sold concurrently right now. Here's an amazon listing, I believe this one is an AF.
3 points • thunderz1337
Switch that 1600 out for the 1600 af https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28 like $40 cheaper same perf
2 points • E-Man1864
It's not listed on PCPartPicker yet. There is a link on Amazon for it, which would be this: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-YD1600BBAFBOX/dp/B07XTQZJ28/
2 points • leaferiksson
Look into the 1600 AF processor. Basically just a 2600 with the stock boost clock brought down to 3.6 from 3.7 (can easily OC it to the same speeds as the 2600). Only $85 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_nyqKEbPEYVZWB
Spend the money saved on a better GPU.
2 points • Olorin919
2 points • Darkdemonpig830
It’s at $105. AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked 65W Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Xnd0Eb6EZ8PFC
2 points • Max1627
It doesn’t show up on pcp. It’s a 1600 refresh. It is just a tad less powerful than the 2600. https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ryzen+5+1600&qid=1586091671&sprefix=ryzen+5&sr=8-1
Make sure when buying that it has af in the title like this : YD1600BBAFBOX
2 points • 77xak
Get an R5 1600 AF instead if you're going to be pairing it with a GPU. It's about the same price as the 2200G, and is basically an R5 2600. And yes, it comes with a cooler.
2 points • Evil_Kittie
the performance difference between a 550/560 and a 570/580 is massive and you can get a ryzen 1600 AF (rebranded 2600) for $85
make sure you are running your ram at XMP or custom dialed in and you are running in dual channel (2 sticks not 1)
how much stuff is running in the background?
2 points • verystrongbigmuscles
Great list but you can the the Ryzen 5 1600 AF for $85 on Amazon. With the money saved OP might want to get some more case fans or a better motherboard.
2 points • Hqck3r
You can't buy it on PCP for some reason, here's a link to it on Amazon:
2 points • SmileAsTheyDie
Its just called the 1600. Here is a US link to the AF if you look at the model number on this page "YD1600BBAFBOX". This should be the same on any other site that has the model number. If it says "AFBOX" in the model number its the AF. If it says AEBOX then its the original R5 1600 from 2017 which you don't want.
This is the only way to determine between them because on the surface they look exactly the same and share the same product name
2 points • gastank3
For entry gaming CPU I'd grab these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ for $85.
You can pair that with a modern GPU corresponding to what level of settings you want to game at and how much you want to spend.
Low-med 1080p: RX570 ~$100-110
Med-high 1080p: GTX1650 Super ~$160-180
Ultra 1080p: GTX1660 Super ~$220-$240
2 points • _japam
2 points • kjm015
I would skip the 14nm version of the Ryzen 5 1600 and go for the cheaper and more efficient 12nm version. I would also highly recommend investing in an SSD as your boot drive, as loading speeds will be significantly improved.
2 points • DJMUSTARD18
My bad, it’s not listed as the AF version but it definitely is (check reviews).
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (YD1600BBAFBOX) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.dthEbP4R3NRX
2 points • etnguyen03
Ryzen 5 1600 "AF" version. Here. You want the model number "YD1600BBAFBOX".