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CPU - AMD

The CPU (Central Processing Unit) or processor, is arguably the most important component in a computer. It's responsible for processing instructions and controlling the other components. Many CPUs include basic on-board graphics too so you can power a display without needing a separate graphics card. AMD's new performance Ryzen processors offer a wide range of models suited to different tasks and budgets. Low-end, dual-core chips can be had for £25 or even less, but are only well-matched to basic tasks, while high-end Ryzen CPUs are multi-core, high-frequency monsters that can tear through the world's most intensive software. Before buying, ensure you've got a compatible motherboard and a cooler that can take the heat.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Gen. Socket TR4 Processors

AMD 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs feature improved performance over 1st gen CPUs and up to 32 cores with SMT technology and so can process up to 64 threads in parallel. This makes these ultra high-end processors ideal for heavily multi-threaded applications such as video encoding and 3D rendering or running lots of applications at once. These multi-core CPUs support ultra-fast quad-channel DDR4 memory and with 64 PCI-E lanes can support multiple graphics cards and other devices such as RAID controllers, sound cards. These high-end CPUs use the special Socket TR4 and require a motherboard based on the AMD X399 chipset.

Some 2nd gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs have a very high TDP. Please ensure that your motherboard and CPU cooler are adequate before installing the CPU.

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AMD Ryzen 7 2000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 7 2000-series processors are 2nd generation AMD CPUs based on the Zen+ architecture. Featuring 8 physical cores plus a further 8 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 7 CPUs deliver excellent performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding and with new and improved Precision Boost 2 they also perform great in lightly threaded software such as games as well. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

These CPUs are compatible with all Socket AM4 motherboards, but older motherboards may require a BIOS update before the CPU is installed.

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AMD Ryzen 5 2000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 7 2000-series processors are 2nd generation AMD CPUs based on the Zen+ architecture. Featuring 6 physical cores plus a further 6 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 7 CPUs deliver excellent performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding and with new and improved Precision Boost 2 they also perform great in lightly threaded software such as games as well. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

These CPUs are compatible with all Socket AM4 motherboards, but older motherboards may require a BIOS update before the CPU is installed.

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AMD Ryzen G Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen G Series are entry-level AMD CPUs based on the Zen architecture. Featuring 4 physical cores, Ryzen CPUs provide solid performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding or when running a couple of applications at once.

These Ryzen processors have integrated AMD Radeon Vega graphics so there's no need to buy a separate graphics card for a home/office system or for playing online MOBA and MMORPG games. Some older AM4 motherboards may require a BIOS update to work with these CPUs.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Socket TR4 Processors

AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs feature up to 16 cores with SMT technology and so can process up to 32 threads in parallel. This makes them ideally suited for heavily multithreaded applications such as video encoding and 3D rendering or running lots of applications at once. These multi-core CPUs support ultra-fast quad-channel DDR4 memory and with 64 PCI-E lanes can support multiple graphics cards and other devices such as RAID controllers, sound cards. These high-end CPUs use the special Socket TR4 and require a motherboard based on the AMD X399 chipset.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 7 processors are the first of the new generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen architecture. Featuring 8 physical cores plus a further 8 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 7 CPUs deliver excellent performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 5 processors are the mid-range models of the new generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen architecture. Featuring 4 physical cores plus a further 4 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology or 6 physical cores plus a further 6 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology, Ryzen 5 CPUs provide great performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

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AMD Ryzen 3 1000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 3 processors are the entry-level models of the new generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen architecture. Featuring 4 physical cores, Ryzen 3 CPUs provide excellent performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding or when running a couple of applications at once. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

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AMD FX-Series Multi Core Socket AM3+ Processors

The FX-Series is where you'll find AMD's highest performing desktop processors. Most models have unlocked multipliers for easier and higher CPU overclocking. With between four and eight cores, the chips are best suited to multi-threaded applications and games. They use the AM3+ socket so you'll need an AM3+ motherboard to match. These chips can also generate a lot of heat, especially when overclocked, so a cooler capable of taming them is a must.

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AMD A-Series Socket AM4 APU Processors

These affordable APUs combine either a dual or quad-core CPU with integrated graphics based on the AMD Radeon architecture. These entry-level processors provide a good starting point for a home or office PC, and require a Socket AM4 motherboard based on the AMD chipset.

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AMD A-Series Socket AM1 APUs

AMD's APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) combine standard CPU cores with Radeon graphics cores on the same silicon. These low-end Athlon and Sempron models use the AM1 socket and retail for between £20 and £40, yet are capable of handling everyday tasks and high definition video playback without needing a graphics card. They're the perfect starting point for building a basic, budget PC.

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AMD Athlon Socket AM4 Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics

AMD Athlon GE Series are entry-level AMD CPUs based on the Zen architecture. Featuring 2 physical cores plus 2 SMT cores, Athlon GE CPUs provide good performance in everyday applications.

These Athlon GE processors have integrated AMD Radeon Vega graphics so there's no need to buy a separate graphics card for a home/office system or for playing online MOBA and MMORPG games. Some older AM4 motherboards may require a BIOS update to work with these CPUs.

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AMD Athlon Socket AM4 NPU Processors

These processors provide quad-core performance at an affordable price and are a good starting point for a home or office PC. They require a Socket AM4 motherboard based on the AMD chipset.

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AMD EPYC 7000 Series 1P Socket SP3 Server Processors

AMD EPYC CPUs are designed for tower and rackmount servers and based on the latest Zen architecture. There are a wide variety of models available with different core and cache configurations, but all models support ECC Registed DDR4 memory and up to 128 PCI-E lanes for unparalleled connectivity.

These particular EPYC CPUs support a single processor per server.

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AMD EPYC 7000 Series 1P/2P Socket SP3 Server Processors

AMD EPYC CPUs are designed for tower and rackmount servers and based on the latest Zen architecture. There are a wide variety of models available with different core and cache configurations, but all models support ECC Registed DDR4 memory and up to 128 PCI-E lanes for unparalleled connectivity.

These particular EPYC CPUs support two processors per server.

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AMD Opteron Single Core Socket 940 Processors

The AMD Opteron™ processor, enabling simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing, represents the landmark introduction of the AMD64 architecture. The AMD Opteron processor is designed to run existing 32-bit applications with outstanding performance and offers customers a simplified migration path to 64-bit computing. This evolutionary processor provides a dramatic leap forward in compatibility, performance, investment protection, and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). The AMD Opteron processor is offered in three series: the 100 series (1-way), the 200 series (1 to 2-way), and the 800 series (up to 8-way).

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AMD Opteron Dual Core Socket 940 Processors

The AMD Opteron™ processor, enabling simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing, represents the landmark introduction of the AMD64 architecture. The AMD Opteron processor is designed to run existing 32-bit applications with outstanding performance and offers customers a simplified migration path to 64-bit computing. This evolutionary processor provides a dramatic leap forward in compatibility, performance, investment protection, and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). The AMD Opteron processor is offered in three series: the 100 series (1-way), the 200 series (1 to 2-way), and the 800 series (up to 8-way).

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AMD Opteron Dual Core Socket F Processors

Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ processors with Direct Connect Architecture introduce several new features including quad-core upgradeability, AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™), and energy efficient DDR2 memory. In addition, Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to advance AMD’s performance-per-watt capabilities and leverage the proven technologies introduced in 2003 with first-generation AMD Opteron processors.

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AMD Opteron 4 to 8 Core Socket G34 Processors

Opteron 4 & 8 Core processors are designed for severs, which means they have more cores than desktop chips in order to handle intensive multi-threaded workloads. They support huge amounts of memory, and use AMD's Socket G34, which is also designed for specifically for servers.

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AMD Opteron 6 to 8 Core Socket C32 Processors

Opteron 6 Core to 8 Core processors are designed for severs, which means they have more cores than desktop chips in order to handle intensive multi-threaded workloads. They support huge amounts of memory. These Processors use AMD's Socket C32.

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AMD Opteron 12 Core Socket G34 Processors

Opteron processors are designed for severs, which means they have more cores than desktop chips in order to handle intensive multi-threaded workloads. They support huge amounts of ECC memory, and use AMD's Socket G34, which is also designed for servers.

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AMD Opteron 16 Core Socket G34 Processors

AMD's sixteen-core Opterons are server chips designed using the same process as twelve-core models, but they're clocked slightly slower than those chips in order to allow for all of those cores. That means they're ideal for highly specialised, multi-threaded tasks, even if their raw speed isn't quite as impressive on paper.

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3XS Professionally Overclocked AMD Ryzen Bundles

Save yourself the hassle of picking and assembling all the components you need to upgrade your PC. Scan 3XS Overclocked Bundles are pre-built, tested and configured so all you need to do is screw the motherboard and cooler into your case. Our engineers have even overclocked the CPU too, ensuring maximum performance. Choose from a selection of bundles using the finest components.

These overclocked bundles are based on AMD's latest Ryzen CPUy. This new platform supports 14nm Ryzen processors and features PCI-E 3.0, PCI-E M.2 SSDs and ultra-fast DDR4 memory. Choose a B350 motherboard for a great value for money system or a X370 motherboard for added SLI and CrossFire support.

Please note you will require a discrete graphics card to use these bundles.

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Scan Value Gaming CPU, RAM, Motherboard & Cooler Bundles

Save yourself the hassle of picking and assembling all the components you need to upgrade your PC. Scan Gaming Bundles are pre-built, tested and configured so all you need to do is screw the motherboard and cooler into your case. Choose from a selection of bundles using the finest components.

These bundles are based on AMD's latest AM4 platform. This platform supports the latest AMD processors and features PCI-E 3.0, PCI-E M.2 SSDs and ultra-fast DDR4 memory.

If you don't see the exact specification you want and would like us to custom build a Gaming bundle for you, please click HERE.

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Scan Home & Office CPU, RAM, Motherboard & Cooler Bundles

Save yourself the hassle of picking and assembling all the components you need to upgrade your PC. Scan Home & Office Bundles are pre-built, tested and configured so all you need to do is screw the motherboard and cooler into your case. Choose from a selection of bundles using the finest components.

These bundles are based on AMD's latest AM4 platform. This platform supports the latest AMD processors and features PCI-E 3.0, PCI-E M.2 SSDs and ultra-fast DDR4 memory.

If you don't see the exact specification you want and would like us to custom build a Home & Office bundle for you, please click HERE.

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