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CPU - AMD

Not sure which processor is right for you? Read our AMD CPU Buying Guide

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 9 3000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 9 3000-series processors are the flagship models of the latest generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen 2 architecture.

Featuring 12 physical cores plus a further 12 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 9 CPUs deliver outstanding performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding and 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 most Socket AM4 motherboards, but older motherboards may require a BIOS update before the CPU is installed.

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AMD Ryzen 7 3000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 7 3000-series processors are the high-end models of the latest generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen 2 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 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 3000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 5 3000-series processors are the mid-range models of the latest generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen 2 architecture.

Featuring 6 physical cores plus a further 6 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 5 CPUs deliver excellent performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding and 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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3XS Professional Built AMD Ryzen Component Bundles

Save yourself the hassle of picking and assembling all the components you need to upgrade your PC. Scan 3XS 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 Ryzen CPUs. This new platform supports 12 & 14nm Ryzen processors and features PCI-E 4.0 or 3.0, PCI-E M.2 SSDs and ultra-fast DDR4 memory. Choose a B*** motherboard for a great value for money system or a X*** motherboard for added SLI and CrossFire support.

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

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