Monday, May 18th 2020

GIGABYTE Supports Ryzen 5 1600 "AF" on X570 Motherboards

GIGABYTE is among the first motherboard makers to come out with support for "first gen" Ryzen 5 1600 "AF" processors on its AMD X570 chipset motherboards, for those brave enough to pair the two. This support probably leverages the fact that the 1600 revision AF (model: YD1600BBM6IAF) is actually based on the 12 nm "Pinnacle Ridge" silicon and the "Zen+" microarchitecture, that's supported by the AGESA ComboAM4 microcode on X570 motherboards. Nomally, all X570 motherboards should support "Pinnacle Ridge," but the 1600 AF isn't drop-in compatible. The Ryzen 5 1600 AF is a 6-core/12-thread processor that offers performance matching the 2017 mid-range performance king, the then $200 Ryzen 5 1600, at a current price of just $85. Based on "Pinnacle Ridge," this is essentially an underclocked Ryzen 5 2600.
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11 Comments on GIGABYTE Supports Ryzen 5 1600 "AF" on X570 Motherboards

#1
ironwolf
Good luck finding a 1600 AF at $85 or even close. Scalpers are losing their minds pricing that CPU these days. Also it supports the smaller brother 1200 AF 4C/4T.
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ODOGG26
ironwolf
Good luck finding a 1600 AF at $85 or even close. Scalpers are losing their minds pricing that CPU these days. Also it supports the smaller brother 1200 AF 4C/4T.
Yea I paid like 110 for mine.
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newtekie1
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ironwolf
Good luck finding a 1600 AF at $85 or even close. Scalpers are losing their minds pricing that CPU these days. Also it supports the smaller brother 1200 AF 4C/4T.
Yeah, at the current going rate for the 1600 AF, it doesn't make sense when the 3600 is only $20-30 more.
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#4
jmcslob
The 2600x is the new 1600 AF...It can be found for $99
I'ts cool gigabyte is doing this...I suppose

the cheapest Gigabyte x570 is $160...if you can get it when it's in stock.
Most x570's are upwards of $275...do I need to go on?
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ShurikN
jmcslob
The 2600x is the new 1600 AF...It can be found for $99
I'ts cool gigabyte is doing this...I suppose

the cheapest Gigabyte x570 is $160...if you can get it when it's in stock.
Most x570's are upwards of $275...do I need to go on?
Proper good x570 mobos start at $190 (GB included). Whether they are in stock or not is a different topic
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#6
Countryside
1600AF is Zen+ and x570 supported Zen+ since launch.
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jmcslob
ShurikN
Proper good x570 mobos start at $190 (GB included). Whether they are in stock or not is a different topic
Believe it or not but even the $120 x570 is good enough.
With extreme rarity all x570 models have 1 x16 PCI-E 4.0 and 2 PCI-E 4.0 x4 NVMe slots...If you're buying an x570 for anything else you're wasting your time.
AMD already binned everything and took it to it's max...
Outside of Aesthetics, sound and motherboard size they all do the same thing.
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EzioAs
Countryside
1600AF is Zen+ and x570 supported Zen+ since launch.
I think AMD is moving towards only supporting Zen 2 & Zen 3 (& possibly later versions) on 500 chipsets. Their slide would indicate this. That's why there's been a lot of backlash from people regarding no Zen 3 support for B450 (and X470)

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Countryside
jmcslob
Believe it or not but even the $120 x570 is good enough.
With extreme rarity all x570 models have 1 x16 PCI-E 4.0 and 2 PCI-E 4.0 x4 NVMe slots...If you're buying an x570 for anything else you're wasting your time.
AMD already binned everything and took it to it's max...
Outside of Aesthetics, sound and motherboard size they all do the same thing.
From where can you get an 120$ x570, in my local shops the cheapest x570 is 165 eur thats 180$
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jmcslob
Countryside
From where can you get an 120$ x570, in my local shops the cheapest x570 is 165 eur thats 180$
Newegg.
The x570 I'm using was $135.
The low end x570's only last minutes when they come in stock.
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Countryside
jmcslob
Newegg.
The x570 I'm using was $135.
The low end x570's only last minutes when they come in stock.
Wow lucky you with that price it's a steal, quite impossible to get them their out of stock in seconds.
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