AMD has slashed the prices of the Ryzen 5000 processors. Just yesterday, we reported that Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake processors have become the bestsellers across various etailers in the US, UK, and Germany. The latest rounds of discounts make the Zen 3 lineup more appealing than ever. The most attractive deal is the Ryzen 7 5800X. Microcenter is selling the octa-core Zen 3 processor for just $329 (same as the launch price of the Ryzen 7 3700X), down from its MSRP of $449. That’s a discount of $120, with another $20 rebate possible if you pair it with a qualifying motherboard. This makes the Ryzen 7 5800X $20 cheaper than the Intel Core i7-12700K (on Microcenter), its nearest competitor.
The 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X and 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X are also discounted by $100 and $150, respectively. This brings their market price down from $549 and $799 to $449 and $649, respectively. In comparison, the Core i9-12900K which is their Alder Lake competitor is priced at $499:
Finally, we have the Ryzen 5 5600X which is going for $239.99. This makes it cheaper than the 10-core i5-12600K ($249.99), but still pricier than its true rival, the hex-core i5-12400 ($169.99):
In case you were wondering, Newegg, Amazon, and BestBuy are also selling the Ryzen 5000 processors on the cheap, but as always, they can’t beat Microcenter’s prices. The Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 9 5950X are priced at $259.99, $342.99, and $684.99, respectively at Newegg.