AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Drops to $114, Less Than $20 Per Core

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Building a gaming rig in 2019 requires quality hardware—your CPU needs to be ready to handle today's AAA titles. With plenty of holiday tech deals to go around, high-performance hardware doesn't have to empty your wallet. The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is equipped to handle all your gaming needs and it's available now for $114 on eBay (via seller aaawavecom).

AMD Ryzen 5 2600: was $249 now $114 @eBay

AMD Ryzen 5 2600: <a href="https://www.ebay.com/itm/183823784667?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5337827784&customid=hawk-custom-tracking" data-link-merchant="ebay.com"">was $249 now $114 @eBay
This AMD CPU features 6 cores and 12 threads. It has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost speed of 3.9 GHz. You'll need a motherboard with AM4 socket support.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Specs

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Cores6
Threads12
Speed3.4 GHz
Boosted Speed3.9 GHz
MicroarchitectureZen+
Socket TypeAM4
Max Memory Supported64 GB

This chip uses an AM4 socket type, so make sure you've got a motherboard lined up to support it. The Ryzen 5 2600 might not be the latest from AMD, but it's definitely ready to run today's latest titles. It was only released in April of 2018, making it a little under 2 years old.

The Ryzen 5 2600 comes bundled with the Wraith Stealth Cooler—a heat sink and fan combination designed by AMD. This CPU usually retails in the $160 range, but has been in the $119 range most of this season. But today, it's at $114 on eBay.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer at Tom's Hardware US. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting.