Upgrade your computer's processor on a budget with the AMD Ryzen 5 down to $115

Grab an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 computer processor (opens in new tab) with a Wraith Stealth Cooer on sale for $114.99 at Amazon. This processor was selling for around $130 before Black Friday and has been settling for a more reasonable $120 since then. The drop today is the second lowest price we've ever seen. This is a price-match of the same deal at Newegg (opens in new tab), which is part of a temporary sale. Take advantage of the deal before it expires!

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 computer processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler (opens in new tab)

The deal comes with three months of Xbox Game Pass, too. The Ryzen 5 has six cores and 12 threads unlocked. It can boost to 3.9GHz and has a 19MB combined cache. The Wraith Stealth Cooler helps keep it below the 95-degree max temp.

No matter which retailer you get it from, the deal also includes three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC. Game Pass is sort of like Netflix for video games. You pay a subscription fee (but not for 3 months in this case) and get access to play whatever games you want, including modern hits like The Outer Worlds or Gears of War 5. Take a look at some of the best options available on Game Pass for PC.

The computer processor is one of the fundamental pieces you start with when building a new PC. If the motherboard is the brain, the processor is the heart. This one comes with a Wraith Stealth Cooler, which performs just fine and will save you money on an aftermarket cooler. The cooler helps keep the Ryzen 5 below its max temperature of 95 degrees, too. It can be boosted up to 3.9 GHz, has a 19MB combined cache, and a maximum temp of 95-degrees Celsius. The motherboard you're going to install this processor on requires an AM4 socket.

There are plenty of great reviews out there on the Ryzen 5 if you're interested in learning more. It's generally considered a very good balance of price and performance. The Ryzen 5 is definitely a couple generations behind at this point, but that's not a terribly bad thing because it means you're getting a lot of power at a super affordable price.

John Levite
Deals Editor

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.