In the mood for some free hardware? Well then you're in luck: our awesome community team has collected a few of AMD’s Ryzen CPUs and put together a giveaway for this weekend. Altogether we’re giving away one each of the six-core Ryzen 5 1600X, the four-core Ryzen 5 1500X, and the four-core Ryzen 3 1300X.

Ryzen Processor Giveaway Prizes
  Cores/
Threads
Base/
Turbo
XFR L3 TDP
Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 3.6/4.0 +100 16 MB 95 W
Ryzen 5 1500X 4/8 3.5/3.7 +200 16 MB 65 W
Ryzen 3 1300X 4/4 3.5/3.7 +200 8 MB 65 W

Needing no introduction, AMD’s Ryzen CPUs have reinvigorated the company over the past several months. Offering a massive leap in performance over AMD’s prior generation designs, AMD’s Zen CPU architecture is now much more competitive with Intel’s Core CPU architecture. Coupled with AMD’s aggressive pricing for their latest processors, it has significantly shaken up the desktop CPU landscape and has made 4+ core CPUs the de facto baseline for all but the most budget desktop builds. In short, the market is now awash in great CPU choices, a very welcome change from the half-decade before.

The giveaway is running through December 11th and is open to all US residents. You can find the full details for entering the giveaway over on the CPU section of our forums.

Source: AnandTech Forums

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  • Hrel - Saturday, December 09, 2017 - link

    I haven't tried an AMD chip since the Athlon X2. Sadly, at least at that time, the "myth" of AMD cpu's not working with certain, niche, high value programs turned out to be true. And I had to build a whole second intel machine that really just put the AMD out of use for everything but gaming. Then came Conroe and the death of AMD.

    Especially given Intel's shady actions of putting hidden software in our CPU's I'm more inclined than ever to give AMD another shot. This would be the PERFECT WAY for me to confirm that there aren't any niche, power user programs out there that simply don't work on AMD, like there used to be.
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  • HStewart - Saturday, December 09, 2017 - link

    CPU without Motherboard - that is makes things different - especially if you don't use AMD in the first place Reply
  • powersmo - Saturday, December 09, 2017 - link

    Well, i could sure use this to replace my aging Athlon 2 3.0ghz cpu. Reply
  • ET - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - link

    Just let me win some RAM. The rest I'll buy. Reply
  • insane_sockeye - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - link

    I like pie Reply
  • Native7i - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - link

    “..open to all US residents“
    Feels like brown in wrong country. :/
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  • Native7i - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - link

    *born Reply
  • Morawka - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - link

    Thanks! I'll enter now Reply
  • Wolfclaw - Monday, December 11, 2017 - link

    Nice prezzies, my poor old Plex server could do with an upgrade and keep the kids happy with streaming performance. Reply

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