Newegg currently has the processor on sale for $164.99, which is a price matched by other retailers like Amazon. However, with the coupon code EMCTYWT23, you'll get an additional discount which brings the price down to just $149.99 with free shipping. In order to take advantage of the discount code, you’ll need to sign up for Newegg’s email newsletter.
The Ryzen 5 2600 is a respectable gaming chip based on AMD's 12nm Zen+ microarchitecture. It features 6 physical cores capable of executing 12 total threads. The processor has a base clock of 3.4GHz and can boost to 3.9GHz. Other specs include 16MB of cache, support for dual-channel DDR4-2933 memory and a TDP of 65 watts. The Ryzen 5 2700 will get the best performance with a X470 motherboard, but is backwards compatible with X370. It will also work in the forthcoming X570 motherboards, which will support PCIe 4.0 and Ryzen 3000 Series 7nm Zen 2 processors.
In addition to the sweet $149.99 (after coupon) pricing, the AMD50 festivities mean that you will get digital codes to download Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Gold Edition and World War Z for free. Newegg says that the combined value for the two games is $139, but you'll get them automatically added to your cart for free during checkout.
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