CPU - AMD
The CPU is the central processing unit, literally the central component in a computer. It's responsible for processing instructions and controlling the other components. Many include basic on-board graphics processors too so you can power a display without needing a separate graphics card. Intel and AMD rule the desktop processor market, and each has 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 the high-end is home to 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 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.
- AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X, S AM4, 8 Core, 16 Thread, 3.4GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo, 16MB Cache, 95W, CPU, RetailWas: £319.99£279.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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.
Please note: In order to use an AMD A320, B350 or X370 Motherboard with these AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs, you may need to update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version before installing the CPU.
- AMD Ryzen™ 5 1500X, S AM4, Quad Core, 8 Thread, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo, 16MB Cache, 65W, CPU, Retail,+ Wraith Spire CoolerWas: £163.99£154.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600, S AM4, Six Core, 12 Thread, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz Turbo, 16MB Cache, 65W, CPU, Retail,+ Wraith Spire CoolerWas: £181.99£169.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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.
- AMD Athlon X4950, S AM4, Quad Core, 4 Thread, 3.5GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo, 2MB Cache, 65W, CPU, RetailRRP: £47.48£46.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYLow stock