[SOLVED] Ryzen 5 1600 AF - US availability?

Has anyone heard when the Ryzen 5 1600 AF (Zen+ 12nm) CPU will be available in the US? I've been trying to help a friend find one on either NewEgg or Amazon, but it's been out of stock lately.
I've seen it in stock in the past so keep checking, it's pretty popular. With the pandemic and all, supply chains everywhere are under stress so restocks are probably spotty.
 

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Has anyone heard when the Ryzen 5 1600 AF (Zen+ 12nm) CPU will be available in the US? I've been trying to help a friend find one on either NewEgg or Amazon, but it's been out of stock lately.
FYI, AMD does not "create" new 1600 AFs.
1600 AFs were actually 2600s which failed to match 2600 requirements.

So, 1600 AFs are actually limited in numbers, unlike the 3rd gen Ryzen, which AMD keeps making indefinitely until the new gen arrives.
 
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drea.drechsler I just checked, and I only see one unit in stock, and unfortunately it's being sold by a 3rd party on Walmart's site for $135. The normal price of the R5 1600 AF chip is $85 USD. For $135 I would probably steer my friend to upgrade her budget to $172 and buy the R5 3600 directly from Amazon. But I thank you for the tip, as it keeps me hopeful. I will continue to vigilantly search online today, and I've turned email alerts "on" for this thread. Thank you so very much.
 
drea.drechsler I just checked, and I only see one unit in stock, and unfortunately it's being sold by a 3rd party on Walmart's site for $135. The normal price of the R5 1600 AF chip is $85 USD. For $135 I would probably steer my friend to upgrade her budget to $172 and buy the R5 3600 directly from Amazon. But I thank you for the tip, as it keeps me hopeful. I will continue to vigilantly search online today, and I've turned email alerts "on" for this thread. Thank you so very much.
LOL...I clicked back to the link and they got 5 again, but now at $168! I'm pretty sure price changes with hits on a lot of these things. Maybe tomorrow morning it will be back down.

But yah, $168 is a clear loser compared to $172 for 3600.
 
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Ryzen 5 1600 AF is now available on Amazon from official 3rd party seller AMD, albeit at a $20 premium. However, please keep in mind that the Ryzen 5 3600 is only $62 more. I'd probably just go for the 3600, unless money was tight.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (YD1600BBAFBOX)
$104.99
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XTQZJ28/?coliid=I34OJ6TBUHHMPM&colid=2E863IC0KL4RY&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
167.00
https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-3600-12-Thread-Processor/dp/B07STGGQ18/
I think at this points, the Ryzen 3 3300X for $120 is a better buy over the Ryzen 5 1600 AF or 2600, because it's as fast per core as the R7 3700x. The only reason to get the 1600 AF or 2600 is if you actually have a need for extra cores/threads. The R3 3300X is basically just an i7 7700K in performance and that CPU is still very good for high fps gaming. Most games coming to PC in the next 1-2 years probably won't even need more than 8 CPU threads anyway. If a game does need more threads, you could upgrade to a Ryzen 4000 series 12-16 thread CPU for much less than the initial CPU release prices.
 
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I respectfully disagree. I've played Call of Duty Modern Warfare on a Ryzen 5 2600 / 16 GB / GTX 1660 Ti, on 1080p resolution. The CPU consistently stays at 80% utilization on a 6 core / 12 thread processor. Unless you play esports titles, or overwatch, csgo, etc, I wouldn't recommend a 4 core / 8 thread processor. That's just based on my personal experience.

On a side note, if I were building a new PC to last the next five years, then I would honestly recommend the Ryzen 9 3900X, as there is no way a 4 or 6 core processor will play games optimally within the next 3-5 years. It's too good a deal in the US at $420 USD.
 
Bonus note - the 1600 12nm now shows up separately on PCPartPicker, where it never used to show up at all.

Hmm, it's a little harder to take the 1600AF I would say. I know @rcald2000 you mention the 80% utilization on the 1600AF, but is that because it's using more than 8 threads?

The comparisons in the 3300X to the 3600 in game performance were astonishing, in terms of how competitive it was.

That said, the 1600AF is, well, a little irksome at the $20 premium. It's still a very good value, don't get me wrong - maybe I'm a bit spoiled by the fact that it was $85 for so long.
 
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