Looking to upgrade your desktop on the cheap? AMD just revealed its new Combat Crate hardware bundles starting at $263. For now, there are only three, focused on AMD’s first-generation Ryzen 5 1600 processor sporting an included Wraith Spire CPU cooler, but the company says it plans to provide bundles with its first-generation Ryzen 7 1700 processor at a later date. For $276, you can get AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600 processor bundled with Gigabyte’s GA-AB350-Gaming 3 motherboard. Featuring AMD’s B350 chipset, this board provides four memory slots supporting up to 64GB of DDR4 system memory clocked up to 3,200MHz. It also provides two USB-A 3.1 Gen2 ports supporting 10Gbps transfers, an M.2 slot supporting PCIe Gen3 x4 connectivity, integrated illumination with multiple lighting zones, and more. Meanwhile, AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600 processor consists of six cores with a base speed of 3.2GHz and a maximum speed of 3.6GHz. Other notable features include 12 threads, 16MB of L3 cache, a default power requirement of 65 watts, and the included non-illuminated Wraith Spire cooler. The chip is unlocked so you can push the CPU beyond its out-of-the-box limits. Note that it only supports memory at 2,667MHz or slower. If you root for Team… Read full this story
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