AMD Ryzen 5 7600
“Powerful Gaming Starts Here. This overclockable processor is built for intense gaming, and comes bundled with a low-profile AMD Wraith Stealth cooler.”
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AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series may have gotten off to a slow start due to lofty platform costs, but the picture is beginning to look a whole lot prettier in mid-2023. CPU prices have been slashed amid fierce competition from Intel, motherboard costs are coming down nicely, and DDR5 is suddenly cheap as chips. Better still, AMD’s Starfield bundle adds genuine attraction with a free game code for one of the most eagerly anticipated titles in years.
Taking all that into account, we’ve singled-out the Ryzen 5 7600 as a particularly sweet deal. The frugal 65W chip can boost to 5.1GHz and is now available for £209 GBP / $226 USD direct from Amazon.
The sticker price is already tempting for a latest-generation chip, yet added incentives further the appeal. We favour Ryzen 5 7600 over 7600X for the sake of efficiency, and the fact that it includes a competent Wraith Stealth cooler in the box.
More importantly, AMD’s six-core, 12-thread CPU is eligible for a Starfield Standard Edition game code, which typically retails for £69.99. If you were planning to pre-order the game regardless, the chip’s effective cost drops below £140. That’s not a bargain, it’s a steal.
Starfield is now just a month away, with an official release date of September 6, and there are no hoops to jump through in order to claim the free code. Add an eligible CPU to your basket and the offer is automatically applied at checkout. Simples.