The fastest AM4 gaming CPU can now be had for the low price of $364. A price cut of $84 has made the Ryzen 7 5800X3D the best chip for gamers on a budget. The octa-core processor can be paired with a cheap $100 motherboard and a $75 memory kit for near Core i9-13900K frame rates. That’s easily the best value-for-money rig you can buy in this price range.
The Ryzen 7000 offerings are also discounted by fat margins. The 7900X can be bought for $469 off Newegg, down from its launch price of $549. Its Intel rival, the Core i7-13700K, is going for $429 despite featuring more cores (8P+8E) and stronger single-core performance.
The Ryzen 7 7700X is going for $347, courtesy of a $51 price cut, making it just a smidge more expensive than the $308 Core i5-13600K. As for the Ryzen 5 7600X, we’re looking at a price of $248, making it a direct competitor to the soon-to-be-released Core i5-13500.