AMD A8-9600 Review

Entry-level desktop processor released in 2017 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.1GHz, max speed at 3.4GHz, and a 65W power rating. A8-9600 is based on the Bristol Ridge 28nm family and part of the A8 series.
Price 100%
Speed 65%
Productivity 57%
Gaming 73%
Category Desktop
Target entry-level
Socket Compatibility AM4
Integrated Graphics Radeon R7 (on-die)
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 0 %
Year 2017 Model
Price 78 USD
Number of Cores 4 Cores
Number of Threads 4 Threads
Core Frequency 3.1 GHz
Boost Frequency 3.4 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 3.4 GHz
Power Consumption 65 W
Manufacturing Process 28 nm
L3 Cache 0 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 64 GB
Price-Value Score 100 %
Speed Score 65 %
Productivity Score 57 %
Gaming Score 73 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 60 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 30 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 15 %
Overall Score 33/100

The A8-9600 is one of AMD's entry-level Desktop processors. It was released in 2017 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.1GHz, max speed at 3.4GHz, and a 65W power rating. The A8-9600 is based on the Bristol Ridge 28nm family and is part of the A8 series.

A8-9600 is also the successor of AMD's last gen A8-7600 processor that was based on the Steamroller and 28nm process and was released in 2014.

AMD's Excavator+ series has landed, upping the ante with Intel in its high-stakes game for desktop PC market dominance with a well-rounded lineup of new chips that push mainstream platforms to higher core counts and more raw compute than we've ever seen. As a result, Intel's commanding presence in the enthusiast space is threatened in a way we haven't seen in over a decade.

As we've seen, gaming remains an advantage for Intel, so if squeezing out every last frame is all you care about, Intel's processors are a good choice. Much of that performance advantage will be less noticeable when gaming at higher resolutions, or if you pair the processors with a lesser graphics card.

We stand by that assessment, but that won't escape us from running a few up to date benchmarks. We'll focus on gaming performance which should make life a little easier for Intel's CPU. For application performance you can refer back to our day-one coverage of the Core i5-9600K where the A8-7600 was included. You can safely bet the 2.5% factory overclock isn’t going to make the A8-9600 any more than about 1-2% faster than those figures.

One of the nice things about the AMD A8-9600 processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the AMD A8-9600 up for $78 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The AMD A8-9600 retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 65W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

The AMD A8-9600 seems to be a decent performing chip that is readily available for $78 at your favorite retailer. The main competition for this processor is the Core i5-9600K 6-Core unlocked desktop processor with Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics ($198 shipped).

Bottom Line, the AMD A8-9600 does not get much media attention since it is entry-level 7 Gen Core Bristol Ridge processor, but it is a very capable processor that still delivers a good computing experience for entry-level users.

The A8-9600 clocks up to 3.4Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 3.5GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

That said, to squeeze out all the potential of this surprisingly potent entry-level chip, you’ll want (and need) to splurge on an enthusiast-grade X370, X470, X570 motherboard.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream A8 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the entry-level with its A8-9600 processors, which the company is making available as of Apr 2017.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD A8-9600

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the AMD A8-9600.

GPU Price Cost/Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $2,499 $33.1 75.5 FPS
100.6 FPS
73.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $1,299 $17.7 73.5 FPS
98 FPS
71.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $699 $10.5 66.7 FPS
88 FPS
63.8 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $2,999 $46.9 63.9 FPS
85.2 FPS
63.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $699 $11.1 63 FPS
82.4 FPS
59.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $759 $12.8 59.1 FPS
78.6 FPS
56.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $499 $8.5 58.7 FPS
75.8 FPS
54.9 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $1,199 $20.7 57.9 FPS
75.8 FPS
56.2 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $699 $12.1 57.9 FPS
75.3 FPS
53.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $399 $7.1 56.4 FPS
73.3 FPS
52.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $499 $9 55.6 FPS
70.9 FPS
51.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $400 $7.6 52.7 FPS
66 FPS
47.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $349 $6.8 51.7 FPS
67.2 FPS
47.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $499 $9.9 50.2 FPS
64.2 FPS
45.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $350 $7.1 49.6 FPS
60.7 FPS
42.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $279 $5.7 48.8 FPS
62.8 FPS
44.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $1,499 $31.9 47 FPS
59.3 FPS
45.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $499 $10.6 46.9 FPS
61 FPS
43.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $409 $8.8 46.5 FPS
59.5 FPS
42.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $999 $22.1 45.2 FPS
57.2 FPS
40.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $279 $6.3 44.2 FPS
56.6 FPS
40.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $399 $9.1 44 FPS
57 FPS
40.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $399 $9.3 42.8 FPS
54.3 FPS
38.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $229 $5.5 41.7 FPS
53.4 FPS
38.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $649 $16.5 39.3 FPS
50.1 FPS
35.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $220 $5.6 39.2 FPS
50.2 FPS
35.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $279 $7.5 37.2 FPS
46.3 FPS
32.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $649 $18.2 35.7 FPS
47.6 FPS
34.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $160 $4.7 34.2 FPS
43.6 FPS
31 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $199 $5.9 33.9 FPS
42.1 FPS
29.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $549 $16.3 33.7 FPS
42.5 FPS
30.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $229 $6.9 33 FPS
41 FPS
28.3 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $649 $20 32.5 FPS
42.5 FPS
30.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $999 $31.7 31.5 FPS
39.4 FPS
29.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $549 $17.9 30.7 FPS
40.1 FPS
28.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $254 $8.3 30.6 FPS
38.3 FPS
27.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $169 $5.6 30.4 FPS
37.8 FPS
26.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $429 $14.5 29.6 FPS
38.4 FPS
27.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $170 $5.8 29.1 FPS
36.5 FPS
26 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $329 $11.5 28.6 FPS
35.5 FPS
26.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $400 $14.4 27.8 FPS
35.8 FPS
26.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $329 $11.9 27.6 FPS
35.1 FPS
23.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $169 $6.2 27.2 FPS
34.6 FPS
24.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $149 $5.7 26 FPS
33.1 FPS
23.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $179 $7.4 24.3 FPS
31 FPS
22 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $229 $11.2 20.4 FPS
25.8 FPS
18.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $249 $13.5 18.4 FPS
23.3 FPS
15.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $199 $10.9 18.2 FPS
23 FPS
15.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $169 $9.4 18 FPS
22.8 FPS
16.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $279 $15.7 17.8 FPS
22.7 FPS
15.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $199 $11.3 17.6 FPS
22.1 FPS
15.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $169 $11 15.3 FPS
19.2 FPS
13.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $99 $7 14.1 FPS
17.6 FPS
12.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $159 $11.4 13.9 FPS
17.2 FPS
12.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $149 $11 13.6 FPS
16.2 FPS
11.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $149 $11 13.5 FPS
15.6 FPS
11.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $140 $11.2 12.5 FPS
15.6 FPS
11 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $149 $12.4 12 FPS
13.4 FPS
9.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $79 $8 9.9 FPS
12.4 FPS
8.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $79 $8.4 9.4 FPS
11.7 FPS
7.9 FPS

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SuperRentendo May 20, 2020

The i5 9600kf is 10-20 FPS more if I remember so just get the one you want. The 9600 is cooler so it’s better for overclocking but whatever you can afford will still be good

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The A8-9600 is one of the new seventh-gen APUs from AMD, using the AM4 socket, with four cores, 3.4 GHz maximum clock, and TDP of 65 W. Let’s find out how fast it is.
A8-9600 processor released by AMD; release date: 27 July 2017. At the time of release, the processor cost $78. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Bristol Ridge microarchitecture. CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 4. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.4 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 90°C.

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Notredamus August 01, 2020
Reviving old PC - question about compatibility of the components.
Hello

I have couple questions regarding reviving my old PC.

I got it in 2009 and it contains following specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-2SH
RAM: 2 x 2GB Kingston DDR2 (forgot the clocks)
GPU: Gainward GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB
PSU: I-BOX 400W
HDD: Samsung 1TB SATA2 (5400rpm i think)

About a year ago when I turned it on there was nothing being displayed on the monitor however the sound of windows 7 booting up was there.
I disconnected the GPU and plugged monitor into D-SUB on the motherboard to use integrated gpu and everything was ok.
Since this integrated GPU won't run almost anything i was thinking about buying new dedicated one.

I was also thinking that the problem may be this generic cheap PSU (that was probably being bundled with the case since its the same brand).
Would it be possible that the gpu is not working because PSU has been worn out through the years but everything else is being powered? - GPU uses a 6 pin connector
Don't know if it means anything but when (this possibly broken) GPU is plugged in PC is running very very loud.

Anyways my choice regarding new GPU would be Sapphire Radeon RX 550 Pulse G5 4GB GDDR5, and for the PSU Chieftec ECO 500W.
My question is will i run into any compatibility problems with the new gpu/psu and the rest of the hardware that old.
I know the bottleneck will probably be huge but i just want to know if its going to work as a temporary solution until i decide to upgrade rest of the hardware.
I only hope it is not PCI Express port that broke.

Link to current Motherboard - https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-MA74GM-S2H-rev-1x#ov (i think its rev. 1 based on the looks)
Link to new GPU - https://www.sapphiretech.com/en/consumer/pulse-rx-550-4g-g5
Link to new PSU - https://www.chieftec.eu/en/psus/ps-2/eco-series/gpe-500s.html
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clutchc April 22, 2009
Before you assume the GPU is dead, you should try it on another machine. It would be a shame to invest money in upgrades to the rest of the system if the board is bad.

Yes, those components should be fine even with that old motherboard. I still have an old AMD board and CPU from that same era. Every GPU and PSU I've used it works fine.
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Bulache05 June 22, 2020
EVGA precision gives me no option for overclock
i can't move any slider exept voltage and it does nothing. the only thing i can change about my graphics card is the fan speed anything else is grayed out and it says core clock and memory clock 0 mhz and the slider is maxed out. i tried msi afterburnet and its fine but i can't increase voltage so pls help , any idea?

specs
psu: Segotep 500w
cpu:i5 6500 3.20ghz
Mobo;Gigabite b150m d3h
ram;8gb ram 2133 single channel
Gpu; gainward gt 9600 512mb ( yes i know i am aiming to upgrade) (latest drivers 342.01 WHQL and bios 62.94.82.00.00 )
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QwerkyPengwen January 16, 2014
after doing some digging, it seems like I was right.
It's just a really old card so overclocking is limited.

As far as I can tell you can't up the voltage like you want, all you can do is overclock the core, and the memory (being careful with the memory since it's probably not gonna handle you doing anything to it very well)

If you use the old RivaTuner overclocking software (from back in the day before it got absorbed into becoming MSI Afterburner) then you can also adjust the shader clock as well if interested.

Disclaimer warning:
If you use this software, you do so at your own risk, and anything negative that comes of using it is on you and I will not take responsibility.

This is a post about overclocking that specific card using the older software.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-graphics-card,1916-3.html
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riobijoy May 30, 2020
Upgrading my system
Hi,

I want to upgarde my system to Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite Motherboard with Core i5 9600 k Processor and Zotac RTX 2060 Amp Card,so i am previosuly using Cooler master thunder 600W SMPS so it my Power Supply is enough for this Specs,Please suggest moreover i dont want to spend another bucks in buying smps.
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refillable November 15, 2011
https://www.amazon.in/Corsair-CP-9020120-NA-CX450-Power-Supply/dp/B01MTZ96RU/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=cx450&qid=1590837682&s=computers&sr=1-1&th=1

I'm not sure why it shows a CV 450 on the picture. I wouldn't use it to run a 2060 with a 9600K, but if it's REALLY a CX, then this is the lowest I would go.

https://www.amazon.in/Antec-Zen-Modular-Supply-efficient/dp/B07XDHXTB3/ref=sr_1_51?dchild=1&keywords=smps&qid=1590837583&refinements=p_36:300000-&rnid=1318502031&s=computers&sr=1-51#customerReviews

This one, is much better for a bit more.

https://www.amazon.in/Cooler-Master-Bronze-Certified-Supply/dp/B074ZQXBHX/ref=sr_1_34?dchild=1&keywords=smps&qid=1590838065&refinements=p_36:300000-&rnid=1318502031&s=computers&sr=1-34

If it isn't a CX, this one might do it. It's sadly still Double Forward, though, so the CX is technically better. If you can't afford any of these, don't go for a 2060. Go for a 1660 Super and allocate the budget into a better PSU.
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riobijoy March 14, 2020
Power required for Inter core i5 9600k and RTX 2060
Hi,

I am having a cooler master Thunder 600 w smps presently,now i am going to upgrade my cpu with i5 9600 k with zotac rtx 2060,will 600 w smps will run fine.
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clutchc April 22, 2009
The 564W available at the +12V rail on that PSU should be more than enough for that combo.
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ultradragonx08 March 03, 2020
cant find my GPU.
I wanted to compare my AMD RADEON HD 5700 series GPU on GPU Boss with a Nvidia GEforce GT 9600 but my processor is not in the list
now i dont know If iam typing my GPU wrong or is it not there. Plz tell me another name for my GPU or tell me a new site to compare my GPU.
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DSzymborski November 19, 2010
That's because "5700 series" isn't really an individual GPU, but the name given to the mini-family of two GPUs, the 5750 and 5770. You need to see what actual GPU you have if you want to compare.

That being said, even the slower of the two cards (the 5750) should comfortably outperform the GT 9600. The 5700 cards were decent budget cards released a decade ago while the GT 9600 was a cheaper, entry-level GPU from a year earlier.

Neither, of course, will perform even remotely well in a 2020 context.
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Nathan-08 January 12, 2020
Building a computer to run TRADOS Studio
Hello,

I am currently preparing to build a PC for my wife who works from home. Her work laptop is no longer cutting it, so I am looking to build her a PC replacement. She is a translator who uses TRADOS Studio (currently the 2017 edition.) I have read that TRADOS tends to run better on Intel processors more so than Ryzen, so I went with an Intel build. Even if you do not have any experience with TRADOS, I would be interested in hearing your advice on the build I have prepared for a work desktop.

Proposed budget - About $650 Canadian (or $500 USD)
Time frame: the next 2-3 weeks
Case: Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Case - M Black - 39.99 CAD/$30.63USD + local tax
PSU: Apevia ATX-AS450W Astro 450W ATX Power Supply with Auto-Thermally Controlled 120mm Fan, 115/230V Switch, All Protections - $41.27CAD/31.61USD + local taxes
Motherboard: Asus Intel 8th Gen DDR4 HDMI VGA Micro ATX Motherboards (Prime H310M-E R2.0) - 81.99CAD/62.80USD + local taxes
CPU: Intel i5-9400 with onboard graphics - $284.50CAD/217.93USD + local taxes OR i3-8100 - 0$ as I already have it
RAM - Patriot Signature Premium DDR4 16GB (1x16GB) 2666MHz (PC4-21300) UDIMM with Heatshield PSP416G26662H1 - $70.99CAD/54.38USD + local taxes
SSD - Kingston Digital SA1000M8/240G A1000 240GB PCIe NVMe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive $54.52CAD/41.76USD + local taxes
Total with local taxes - 659CAD/504USD with i5-9600, OR $332.74CAD/254.78 USD
-We already have an aditional HD for storage, so I did not include one with this build.
-All parts are sourced from Amazon, as they had better prices/shipping than newegg

Note: I have an i3 8100 processor at home that is not being used. Would that be sufficient, or do I need to go for the i5 or even greater? Budget wise, I could always begin with the i3 and see how it works, and then upgrade to the i5 9400 or the i7 9700 if need be. It would save me about 300 canadian if I went with the i3-8100, but at the same time, I am looking to build a PC as a workstation and would like it to run well.

-The board I selected only has 2 RAM slots, which is why I went with 1 stick of 16gb instead of 2x8gb dual channel. I wanted to leave it open to upgrading later on without having to take out a stick.

Any comments would be appreciated. Is the PSU and case a good mix? Is this an alright build for a work pc? Does anyone have any experience with TRADOS that can say if this build will work well?

Thanks again to the community
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Flayed June 23, 2015
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($0.00)
Motherboard: ASRock B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($90.59 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Rosewill FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $430.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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ajinkys December 30, 2019
GTX 1660 SUPER BUILD SUGGESTIONS
Guys kindly help with best performance with lower temperature and better cooling manufacturer for GTX 1660 SUPER ( not interested in OC for any components since I don't know how to do it and manage the same ) if there exist anything auto OC or something then ok.

AMD RYZEN 5 3600 -16299
ASYS TUF X570 GAMING PLUS WUFU 18299
1TB WD - 2799

1TB 660 P NVMWE Intel- 9600 .. is this a good choice for it's price ?

GSKILL 16GB DDR4 3600 MHZ- 7350 ( any varient I need to choose from any specific series ? )

ASUS 2060 Strix - 42299 ( this price caused a major setback for my GPU downgrading to GTX 1660 SUPER ( 20,000 ) as I have to shell double the amount for slighter better performance model - do correct me if I am wrong here )

Chassis CM H500M - 17000
RM 650 - 9000
27UK850 - 21000 ( I work in LG that's why the discount

UPS ???? PLEASE RECOMMEND
2.1 SURROUND SOUND ??? PLEASE Recommend

please help with compatibility for the above build for MOBO & RAM & GPU and other compliments if everything is in order. Sorry I am just doing my best from reading things on internet.

Any changes or alternative to above build is most welcome but my budget is maximum 1.20L including monitor

Purpose and usage
  • Gaming - 60mhz is the monitor with 4k display & HDR so all latest games with 60fps minimum with higher settings.
  • Movies & entertainment
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    extreme_noob July 30, 2018
    A 2060 does have much better performance but its definitely not worth double the 1660 super.
    There is actually an "OC Finder" function in MSI Afterburner. Just let it run and in 45 minutes or so it will give you a reasonable overclock on your gpu. Still, manually overclocking a gpu isn't too hard, since it's basically just playing around with two sliders in MSI Afterburner, while unigine heaven runs in the background.

    What country are you located in? If you can find a Ryzen 5 2600 and a B450 motherboard for cheaper, I recommend you do that. I'm not sure about pricing but keep in mind the 660p will start to slow down slower than even hard drive speeds after it reaches around 3/4s capacity, due to QLC.

    Unless power outages are really common where you are a UPS is basically unnecessary.

    Do you need a headset or speakers?

    I don't think you'll be able to run some of the more intensive games on minimum 4K at 60fps on a GTX 1660 Super.
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    Dwindwin December 28, 2019
    New conf no post even after new motherboard
    Hello, I'm not a native English speaker so I hope I don't make a lot of spelling error.
    I recently bought PC parts to build my very first PC. After building it, putting it in the case without testing it (yup im dumb) I realised that there was no post, no bios, no beep whatsoever.
    I tried a CMOS clear, switching RAM slot, dual and single, nothing not even a beep. Fans were on and LEDs of MB, GPU and RAM too.
    After contacting Asus to help me out they said that because my LED are switching on and the fans too it was probably the BIOS that was not the right one (They said to update it to 2606), so I sent back my mobo to the company that sold it to me.
    However the company that sells the mobo just send me back a new one. So I tried once again to get a post. Placing CPU, cooler, RAM, GPU then PSU, booting with a screwdriver but still no post.
    Fans are on, cooler is making noise and LED are making beautiful lights as if it was Christmas.... oh.
    Anyway guess what still no boot nor post.
    So I tried again a CMOS clear, unplugged the PSU, remove the mobo battery then waited about 8 minutes or so.
    I also tried removing the RAM sticks but I have no sound, maybe it's just the mobo that don't make beep, idk.
    So I started wondering if there's a chance that I had 2 faulty mobo or I'm dumb.. Or even worse it's the CPU or less worse the PSU
    Also, note that the CPU I have does not have an integrated GPU so I have to place my RTX to have any hope of post.
    I don't have any more ideas so I am asking here if anyone know what is the problem with me or the PC.
    Thanks a lot!
    Config :
    CPU : I5 9600 KF
    MB : Asus TUF Z390 PLUS GAMING
    RAM : Corsair Vengeance RGB C15 8x2 3000 MHz
    GPU : Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super 8 OC (the one with 3 vents)
    PSU : Corsair RMX 750x
    I also have an SSD and HDD but they are not relevent, I think...

    Edit : It was because I didn't connected the 8 pins of the CPU... First timer mistake I guess..
    However if you have an issue read the comments below it might help you since some help was provided for different possibilities.
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    Terox December 26, 2019
    Things you need to check
  • Check the QVR list for tested RAM against the ram you have used
  • Check on the CPU list what version of the BIOS is required to support your CPU
  • Check both power plugs are connected to the motherboard from the PSU, the 8 pin one connected to the PSU CPU 8 pin plug and the 24 pin power plug which is normally hard wired into the PSU
  • Using 1 or 2 ram sticks in the default slots as per the mboard instruction manual

    Unplug everything else apart from your CPU cooler
    so you just have RAM, CPU & Cooler and PSU (No monitor, gpu etc)

    Then boot it up

    Take note and log what LED's on the motherboard light up, in what order and whether they stay on or go off.
    If your motherboard has a speaker (Most do not) log any beeps you hear


    Then report back.

    typical LED sequence for a successful boot is
  • CPU LED On then off
  • DRAM LED On then Off
  • 3)_VGA LED On then off
    4) BOOT LED


    I suspect your boot up process will stick on an orange DRAM LED
    If it posts to VGA LED then stick your GPU in and connect up a monitor

    If it does stick on the DRAM orange light then this best guess is either an incompatibility with the CPU or the RAM and will most likely need a bios update which if it isn't posting to BIOS you cannot do with your current hardware. (Small chance it could be a cpu issue as the memory chip is onboard the cpu)
    Your cpu i believe does not have onboard graphics, however until you can get it to fully post you are not likely to have any video output

    Things you can try that aren't that expensive
    1) Remove all your current ram, Buy a single stick of 4GB cheap slow ram that is on the QVR list plug that in, clear the cmos and power up and see what you get.
    If it doesn't post, RMA the board


    I have a new build on a z390-A with a similar issue, not posting to BIOS.
    If you contact ASUS with your PPID number they will be able to tell you what BIOS version was shipped with your board.
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    FishDad December 10, 2019
    New System Setup Issues
    I just got the parts installed tonight and it all started with great promise...the system came on and went into the initial BIOS setup. I looked around but changed nothing until I finished surveying the land. It looked good until I got to the memory info and found that only 4GB was being seen by the BIOS not the full 8GB installed. So, I shut down, pulled the power and re-seated the memory. Once again the BIOS said 4GB so I went through the same process but this time only installed one of the DIMM's. The power comes on but the BIOS doesn't load...no POST. So, again I disconnect the power, etc. and swap the DIMM's...this time using just the one DIMM I'd left out of the system. Same result...powers on but never goes beyond that. I've tried it with both DIMM's in, just 1 DIMM and in different slots...the board has 4 DIMM slots.

    The board also has a MemOK! switch and it was in the On position throughout but at no point did I see the LED come on or flash as the manual says. Frankly I can't even see an LED...might be there but I can't see it. I tried powering off and switching MemOK! off...restarting...powering off...switching MemOK! back on and then powering up again but it made no difference. At no time did I see any time of memory training occurring though the LED's on the two PCI slots flash...not that it helps.

    Also, when I was able to get the BIOS to load I saw that it recognized the SSD...so at least that worked right.

    I don't have access to any test equipment or other hardware I can experiment on so I'm limited in the additional testing I can do. Ideas are welcome as I'm at a loss right now.

    Other than the parts you see below nothing else was connected to the system...no USB drives, no HDD's or SSD's...nothing else. Well, keyboard, mouse and monitor (via HDMI) of course.

    Key system specs are as follows and from what I read before buying everything is (should be) compatible:

    New Parts :
    Motherboard : Asus Prime Z390-P
    CPU : Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor
    RAM : Patriot Viper 4 Series 3000MHz Dual Channel DDR4 2x4GB
    SSD : Samsung 970 EVO Plus - 250GB
    GPU : This is a simple work computer for my wife so I'm not planning to add a graphics card...the CPU has the Intel UHD Graphics 630 chipset so I don't need one on this build
    OS : None yet...this is a new build and I haven't gotten that far but it will be Win10

    Used Parts (harvested from recently deceased PC):
    Optical Drive : Pioneer Black Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer SATA BDR-205BKS (will have to be replaced as I discovered tonight that it won't open...lol) ... note too that I disconnected the power to this drive during troubleshooting but it had no effect
    2nd SSD : Older Samsung SSD from the old PC but although I connected the SATA data cable at no time was the drive powered on...I wanted to get the system fully operational on the Samsung 970 EVO+ drive before connecting the old SSD. The goal is to just harvest old files from this drive and then use it for some extra storage if needed...the new OS will be a fresh install on the 970 EVO+.
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    Fix_that_Glitch March 31, 2019
    Just to clear things up a bit more, your motherboard was made for the i5-9600 it came out in End of 2018. Then in Mid 2019 your cpu, 9600k was released. So a new bios had to be made to be able to use your cpu on the motherboard. So updating the bios is a must.
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    Pirarurinca December 09, 2019
    Can I get this upgrade on my PC?
    I currently have:

    i5-6600 CPU
    16GB RAM
    ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard
    GTX 1070 GPU
    Corsair 750w PSU

    My gpu recently failed, so I wanna make an upgrade using my current config. Can I add the following? Will everything work out, from motherboard to PSU's cables compatibility?

    RTX 2070 Super
    i5-9600
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    R_1 September 08, 2015
    in order listed
    yes
    not with that motherboard. you have a 6th generation intel and the best you can use on that board is a 7th generation. you can upgrade to one of the intel i5 7xxx or i7 7xxx or an i7 6xxx.
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    antti251 December 02, 2019
    IS 750W psu enough / ok ?
    I build new pc. My items:
    i5 9600
    ASUS z 390 f
    2x8gb Kingston
    Samsung 970 evo 500gb

    Old parts: GTX 970 2pcs
    Psu: Corsair RM750X - 750W

    I was buying 850W psu, but somehow i bought this 750W..
    I get another GTX 970 from My friend.

    Is it possible build this build? Or do I have to buy bigger PSU? Or leave only 1pcs GTX 970?

    I would like to try SLI first Time on My Life!

    I am bot clocking anything.

    Thanks you guys for answering!
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    rounakr94 July 28, 2013
    Sell the 970s and get a 2060 super or 1080ti. It will give much better performance and also less hassle of some games not supporting SLI.
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    plnunn November 21, 2019
    New motherboard in, GPU fans spin for a second and then nothing, no display
    Intel Core i5-9600 3.1 GHz 6-Core Processor
    ASRock Z390M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
    Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card


    So I think a power surge fried my old motherboard and I replaced it. I got it up and running but when I connect the video card the computer will start up, GPU fans spin for a second and then stop and I get no display. If I shut it down and remove the card and connect to on board video it boots up and runs just fine. I've checked the PSU cables several times, reseated them and nothing. Video card is brand new, bought it when I bought the new motherboard. I've reset the BIOS too and that didn't help. Just looking for anything else I can try before I take it to someone and spend money, thanks
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    cin19 March 14, 2011
    1) the power surge may kill the PSU too. 2) or maybe the PSU can't handle the rtx 2060. 3) the GPU is DOA, because you said you can use the onboard iGPU, the iGPU only draw little little power from the PSU.

    And try
  • test the rtx 2060 in other PC.
  • try other PSU.
  • try other GPU.
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    AidenLee November 18, 2019
    Under-performance after upgrade. In need of some help.
    My name is Aiden, I recently upgraded a majority of my computer parts. I upgraded my motherboard from one that supports 4-5th gen processors and ddr3 ram to one that supports 8th and 9th gen processors and ddr4 ram. I upgraded my CPU from an i5 3.2 4750 to an i5 3.7 9600. I upgraded my ram from ddr3 to ddr4 (both were 16gb). My current GPU is an Nvidia GTX GeForce 1060 3GB. I upgraded to a used 1070 8GB.

    Now here's what happened. At the start, I felt as if my PC was under-performing immensely. I was pulling worse frames than I was with my old build. I did some research about the problem. I wen't into settings and made sure everything was in performance mode. Updated my drivers as well as installed MSI Afterburner. This did not help, I then replaced my GPU back to my 1060. It was pulling the same frame rate as the 1070. I did more research which led me to reinstall my OS. I did a clean wipe on my PC. The one thing I will say is that my games were never deleted. I made sure to select the option to wipe everything, I came back to a clean PC, but when I installed Steam and the Rock star launcher, all I had to do is click install and then all my games were there. From there I was getting okay frames on the 1070, but in doing research on how the 1070 should perform with my specs, it again was under-performing, and in all honesty it was under-performing quite majorly. Even the 1060 was having some issues with how it used to run games. Out of frustration, and a severe lack of money after the upgrades, I refunded the new 1070. I figured since it was used someone could've overclocked it too much and ruined the card, or something else to hinder its performance. As of right now, I am using my 1060 with all my new upgrades and am still under-performing compared to my old build. I have done everything that I can find to do. If anyone knows how to fix this I would love to hear from you as soon as you can as I've lost quite a bit of money.

    Thanks!