Following the steep discounts on the Radeon RX 6000 GPUs (most notably the RX 6900 XT), the Ryzen 5000 CPUs have gotten another sharp cut right before the Zen 4 launch. Most Vermeer offerings are now going for nearly half their original MSRPs for the first time since launch. The sticker prices are as follows:
- AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: $799.
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: $549.
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: $449.
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: $299.
Microcenter has dropped the Ryzen 5 5600X to $179.99, a $120 drop below the official market value. In comparison, the Core i5-12400F (also a hex-core part) is priced at $174.99 offering substantially higher multi-threaded grunt.
The Ryzen 7 5800X is the most attractive deal (at the moment, at least) with a street price of $239.99, a hefty drop of $210 over its box value of $449. That’s a slump of nearly 50% in pricing below the launch value. This makes it barely $10 cheaper than the Core i5-12600K while offering stronger multi-core but weaker single-core performance.
The Ryzen 9 5900X has also gotten a tasty discount, dropping by $200 below its original market value, plummeting to just $349.99. Microcenter is offering this 12-core part for $349, $20 more than its Intel rival, the Core i7-12700KF.
Coming to the sole 3D V-Cache Zen 3 chip, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has also been cut to $379.99, a healthy decline from its sticker price of $449 (a reduction of $70 in its launch MSRP).
Finally, we have the Ryzen 9 5950X, the Vermeer flagship which sports 16 cores and 32 threads. It has been discounted by $300, now going for $499 making it nearly $100 cheaper than its nearest Alder Lake rival, the Core i9-12900K.