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This rare AMD chip is the cheapest 16-core CPU right now


Nearly 10 years ago, AMD attempted to break Intel’s stranglehold on the server market with the Opteron 6272, a 16-core processor with 16 threads. Its price at launch was $523, but you can now get hold of one for £31.99 (around $40/AU$60) on eBay – and yes, you can fit up to four of them in a server or workstation.

AMD Opteron 6272 CPU – £31.99 on eBay
(roughly $40/AU$60)
This rare AMD CPU is available for a tiny percentage of its launch price – and eBay is littered with them. Predecessor to the EPYC range, the Opteron was originally designed for use in data centres. However, there’s nothing stopping you sticking four of them into a workstation…View Deal

The vendor is based in the UK, but will ship to many countries worldwide for an additional fee. Should remaining stocks run dry, there are still a fair few 6272s available from other sellers.

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