Best CPU Deals: Save on AMD and Intel

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Arguably the essential component in any computer (along with the graphics card if you're a gamer), your CPU has the most impact on performance. So if you're planning a new PC Build, perhaps one of the best PC builds, you will need a new processor anytime soon. 

Below, we're rounding up the best CPU deals today, from sales on low-end chips to high-end, multi-core productivity beasts like those on our best CPUs page or high atop our CPU benchmarks hierarchy.

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Best CPU Deals 

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G:  now $110 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G: now $110 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $259)
The Ryzen 5 5600G is a six-core 12-thread APU with a 16MB L3 cache and a base clock of 3.9GHz able to boost to 4.4GHz. This chip contains integrated Radeon graphics with a TDP of 65W. The Wraith Stealth cooler is also included in this retail box.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X:  now $439 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X: now $439 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $539)
This 12-core, 24-thread CPU boasts a 5.6-GHz boost clock and 76MB of cache. The price is $100 off the recent launch price.

Intel Core i5-12600K CPU: now $259 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Intel Core i5-12600K CPU: now $259 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $277)
This processor is at one of its best prices yet, having just been launched in 2021. It has 10 cores, 6 of which are dedicated as performance cores along with 4 efficient cores, and 16 threads. It has a base operating speed of 3.6 GHz and can reach up to 4.9 GHz with Max Turbo enabled.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D:  now $329 at eBay (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: now $329 at eBay (opens in new tab) (was $449)
This is the best price on the best current CPU for gaming. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D dominates the competition thanks to its generous 3D V-Cache and sits atop our list of best CPUs for gaming.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X:  now $199 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X: now $199 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $299)
This eight-core 16-thread processor has a 4.6 GHz boost clock and is worth considering at $200, particularly for Ryzen owners with older systems. This chip comes with support for overclocking and PCIe 4.0. Use coupon code BFFDAY44 to hit this great price.

AMD Ryzen 7700X:  now $329 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 7700X: now $329 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab) (was $399)
This is the lowest price we've seen yet on AMD's new 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 CPU. With a base clock of 4.5 GHz and the ability to boost up to 5.4 GHz, it will chew through game frame rates and tough threaded with equal ease. 

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X:  now $499 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: now $499 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $799)
AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X is an impressive chip (opens in new tab) with great 1080p gaming and multi-thread performance. With 16 cores, 32 threads and a base clock of 3.4 GHz, boosting to 4.9 GHz this 105W TDP chip has 64MB of L3 cache. A great CPU at this price. 

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: now $340 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: now $340 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $569)
The 5900X is a 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor from AMD. This CPU can go up to 4.8 GHz on max boost. AMD's 5900X  also features 70 MB of cache and a TDP of only 105W.

Intel Core i5-12400:  now $189 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Intel Core i5-12400: now $189 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $237)
This CPU remains the best value for gaming-specific machines. The Core i5-14000 has six P-cores that support hyper-threading and operates at a 2.5GHz base clock with the ability to boost to 4.4GHz. This model also comes with an integrated GPU, so it costs $20 more than the graphics-less 12400F.

Intel Core i5-12400F:  now $175 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

Intel Core i5-12400F: now $175 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $179)
This CPU remains the best value for gaming-specific machines. The Core i5-14000F has six P-cores that support hyper-threading and operates at a 2.5GHz base clock with the ability to boost to 4.4GHz. This model comes without an integrated GPU, saving you about $20. 

Intel Core i5-10600K: now $195 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Intel Core i5-10600K: now $195 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $263)
This Core i5-10600K is 10th gen, but it still offers 6 cores/12 threads and a max clock speed of up to 4.8 GHz. And it's at an all-time low price of just under $150..

Intel Core i5-12600K:  now $259 with promo code at Newegg (opens in new tab)

Intel Core i5-12600K: now $259 with promo code at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $299)
(opens in new tab)The Core i5-12600K is a great all-rounder for an affordable price — made even better with this discount. With 10 cores/16 threads and a max clock speed of 4.9 GHz. Plus the impressive setup of 6 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores is great for day-to-day use. If you don't need integrated graphics go for the 12600KF. Use promo code BFFDAY48 at checkout to get this offer.

Intel Core i5-12600KF:  now $227 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Intel Core i5-12600KF: now $227 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $311)
This processor offers 6 performance cores, 4 efficiency cores and up a boost clock of up to 4.9 GHz before you overclock it. It also supports DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0. This chip is the 12600K but the F means that it comes without integrated graphics.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: now $249 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: now $249 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $449)
This 3.8GHz 8-core, 16-thread CPU offers impressive performance for any high-FPS gaming rigs, along with PCIe gen 4 support, a boost clock up to 4.7GHz and support for overclocking.

Intel Core i7-12700K:  now $345 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Intel Core i7-12700K: now $345 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $369)
(opens in new tab)The Core i7-12700K wields Intel's latest hybrid microarchitecture with a combination of 8 Performance-cores and 4 Efficiency-cores. The Alder Lake chip flaunts boost clocks of up to 5 GHz and nearly matches the gaming prowess of the 12900K.

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Stewart Bendle
Deals Writer

Stewart Bendle is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware. A firm believer in “Bang for the buck” Stewart likes to research the best prices for hardware and build PCs that have a great price for performance ratio.