The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is doing remarkably well several months after its launch. Based on the Zen 3 core architecture and leveraging 3D stacked V-Cache technology to triple L3 cache, it is still one of the fastest gaming chips on the market. Even the next-gen processors from AMD and Intel fail to defeat the 5800X3D decisively. The former decided to abstain from comparing it to its newly launched Zen 4 offerings, while the latter unwillingly conceded that Raptor Lake does finish second in quite a few examples.
The reasoning behind the soaring popularity of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the low-cost and widespread availability of the AM4 platform. You can pair it with a cheap $100 A320 or $150 B450 board alongside DDR4-3200 (>$100) memory for near-Core i9-1290K levels of gaming performance. There’s no need to buy an expensive motherboard or memory (or tune it). It’s a relatively straightforward solution for someone looking for a high-speed gaming PC without much experimentation.
Across popular retailers/etailers, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D remains a gamer favorite. On Newegg, it’s the 8th most selling SKU with a price tag of $419.99. Meanwhile, on Amazon, it is ranked fifth with the same asking price.
Enthusiast-centered stores like Microcenter are seeing a surge in the sales of the Ryzen 7000 CPUs. All the high-end Raphael SKUs are among the top-end, and eight of the ten most popular are Ryzen processors.
The same can be seen at Mindfactory, Germany’s largest computer hardware retailer: