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.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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