AMD’s Ryzen 5 5800 (yes, the non-X variant) has finally started showing up at OEMs and SIs as options for pre-built PCs, and it’s a fair bit cheaper than its more expensive X sibling. As already reported earlier, there’s little to no difference in the performance of the two chips. The 5800, in fact, is a better option for most mainstream users as it has a lower power draw of 65W (stock) and also doesn’t require an expensive 360mm AIO cooler for optimal performance.
As you can see in the above image, the Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition is $150 CAD (Canadian Dollar) cheaper when opting for the Ryzen 7 5800. That’s roughly $100-120 more for the 5800X in USD. The 5800 and the 5900 are supposed to be OEM exclusive but just like the Renoir AM4 lineup, we expect these parts to make their way to the retail market sooner or later.