AMD released a brand new CPU, called Ryzen 5 1600 AF, with an amazing price at only $85.
The Ryzen 5 1600 AF is mostly a Ryzen 5 2600 with a minor decrease in clock speed, which makes the new CPU such a budget friendly version of the latter. Also, you can overclock the Ryzen 5 1600 AF as it’s fully unlocked.
The new CPU is different from the original Ryzen 5 1600 AE model and is also cheaper and faster than the original model and it should overclock better.
The new 1600 AF is a 2nd-gen Ryzen part or a Zen+ 6-core, 12-thread processor, which also features the 12nm process. It runs at a base clock of 3.2 GHz with an all-core of 3.6 GHz and is also able to hit 4.2GHz using 1.4V.
What makes the new Ryzen 5 1600 AF the best budget CPU you can buy is that it has the same performance as the Ryzen 5 2600 and is a little bit faster than the original 1600 and you get all of that for such a small value.