The launch of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors has resulted in steep discounts across older lineups, most notably the Zen 3 family. The Ryzen 5 5600 which is essentially a downclocked 5600X is now the bestselling CPU on Newegg with a price of $129. That’s nearly half as much as its launch MSRP of $199. You’re getting pretty much the same levels of performance as the 5600X which debuted at $299 and the Core i5-12400F, presently going for $174:
The Ryzen 5 5600X is priced slightly higher at $193, 35% off its launch price. The Ryzen 7 5800X, on the other hand, has dropped to $289. We’re looking at a $161 discount off its sticker price of $449:
The Ryzen 9 5900X gets a 27% off its MSRP of $549 for an asking price of $399. That’s the same as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, one of the fastest gaming CPUs on the market. We recommend going for the latter over the former if you’ll be using your PC predominantly for gaming. The additional four cores on the 5900X are utilized in rendering/encoding/compression workloads but nothing else.
Finally, the Ryzen 9 5950X is priced at $548, a hefty 31% cut off its launch price of $799. That’s still $60 lower than the Core i9-12900K which has been discounted to $490 while the Core i7-12700K is going for $349, and $265 for the Core i5-12600K. From the Ryzen 7000 family, the Ryzen 7 7700X and the Ryzen 9 7950X are the most popular SKUs at #14 and #15, respectively.