AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs Are An Absolute Steal Right Now: Ryzen 9 5950X 16 Core Available For $520 US, Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core As Low As $370 US

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While we are still months away from the launch of the Ryzen 7000 CPUs, AMD's existing Ryzen 5000 family has got some really impressive price cuts. High-end chips such as the Ryzen 9 5950X and the Ryzen 9 5900X are now available at up to $250 US discounts at various retailers.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU Price Drop Continues: Ryzen 9 5950X 16 Core For As Low As $520 US, Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core For $370 US

AMD is taking steps to ensure that its AM4 platform can still grow in terms of market share. So far, the red team has launched several mainstream Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 4000 Desktop CPU options, will soon be introducing its fastest gaming chip yet, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and it looks like retailers have been directed to offer huge discounts on the existing Ryzen 5000 CPUs.

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It can be seen on various US-based outlets that the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X which had an MSRP of $799 US can now be purchased for $520 US. This is an absolutely fantastic deal for a processor that rocks 16 Zen 3 cores & slightly cheaper than Intel's Core i9-12900K. The Ryzen 9 5900X is also seeing a major price drop of $370 US from its launch MSRP of $599 US.


Meanwhile, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X can be bought for $322 US which is a $128 US drop from its MSRP. The chip was also seen available for $299 US which is around the same pricing as the Intel Core i5-12600K. As for the Ryzen 5 5600X, it is currently going for as low as $209.99 US which is the same pricing as the Intel Core i5-12400. For users who haven't upgraded from their older Ryzen CPUs on the AM4 platform, these new prices provide an incentive to upgrade given the massive performance boost that Zen 3 brought to the table. Following are the prices with their respective store links:

Pricing as of (16/04/21):

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is also turning out to be an exceptional gaming chip despite its higher price of $449 US. It looks like the 12 core 5900X at $394 US will be the most popular amongst these discounted chips given its high core count and performance efficency that remains on top of the spectrum.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Serie & Ryzen 4000 CPU Lineup (2022)

CPU NameArchitectureCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockCache (L2+L3)PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH)TDPPrice ( Launch MSRP)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'16/323.4 GHz4.9 GHz72 MB24 + 16105W$799 US
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'12/243.7 GHz4.8 GHz70 MB24 + 16105W$549 US
AMD Ryzen 9 59007nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'12/243.0 GHz4.7 GHz64 MB24 + 1665W$499 US?
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 7nm Zen 3D 'Warhol'8/163.4 GHz4.5 GHz64 MB + 32 MB24 + 16105W$449 US
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'8/163.8 GHz4.7 GHz36 MB24 + 16105W$449 US
AMD Ryzen 7 58007nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'8/163.4 GHz4.6 GHz32 MB24 + 1665W$399 US?
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'8/163.4 GHz4.6 GHz36 MB24 + 1665W$299 US
AMD Ryzen 7 57007nm Zen 3 'Cezanne'8/16TBDTBD20 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665WTBD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X7nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'6/123.7 GHz4.6 GHz35 MB24 + 1665W$299 US
AMD Ryzen 5 56007nm Zen 3 'Vermeer'6/123.5 GHz4.4 GHz35 MB24 + 1665W$199 US
AMD Ryzen 5 55007nm Zen 3 'Cezanne'6/123.6 GHz4.2 GHz19 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665W$159 US
AMD Ryzen 3 51007nm Zen 3 'Cezanne'4/8TBDTBDTBD20 (Gen 3) + 1665WTBD
AMD Ryzen 7 47007nm Zen 2 'Renoir-X'8/163.6 GHz4.4 GHz20 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665WTBD
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G7nm Zen 2 'Renoir'6/12TBDTBD11 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665W$154 US
AMD Ryzen 5 45007nm Zen 2 'Renoir-X'6/123.6 GHz4.1 GHz11 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665W$129 US
AMD Ryzen 3 41007nm Zen 2 'Renoir-X'4/83.8 GHz4.0 GHz6 MB20 (Gen 3) + 1665W$ 99 US
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