AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Drops to $449 at Newegg (MSRP): Best CPU for Gaming Under $500

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X has finally dropped to $449 over at Newegg, its official MSRP after quite a while. The 5800X is easily the best gaming CPU on the market at the moment, and even the launch of Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S won’t have much of an impact on its standing.


The Ryzen 7 5800X comes with eight cores and twelve threads, with all the cores on a single CCX/CCD, making it the ideal chip for gaming. As already demonstrated a while back, the Ryzen 5 5600X is the best budget gaming chip while the 5900X is a bit overkill. The 5800X is the sweet spot if you’re both a gamer and a content creator, or somewhere in between.


There are quite a few combos available too, bundling the 5800X with a range of X570 and B550 motherboards. You’ll also get a small discount with these: The ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X-Ryzen 7 5800X combo will cost you $30 less than buying the parts individually while the ASRock BB550 PRO4 combo can be had for just $573.99.

If you’re looking at other Zen 3 offerings, the Ryzen 5 5600X is selling for $384 ($84 more than the official MSRP) while the Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X is unavailable at most retailers. The ones that do have a unit or two are charging a fortune for the top-end Ryzen 5000 chips.


Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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