Best CPU Deals 2024: Save on AMD and Intel

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Your CPU has the most impact on your PC's performance and is arguably the most essential component in your computer (along with the graphics card if you're a gamer). It's a good time to snag a deal on a new processor if you're thinking of upgrading your PC or building a new one (perhaps one of the best PC builds). 

There are some great CPU deals on both AMD and Intel processors, so we're rounding up the hottest sales from those 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. We're also tracking the current and historic low prices for all current and prior-gen chips on our CPU price index.

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AMD CPU Deals

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D CPU: now $329 at Newegg  with code

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D CPU: now $329 at Newegg  with code (was $447)   
The fastest gaming CPU overall has 96MB of L3 cache, eight cores, and 16 threads. It also features a maximum boost clock of 5.0 GHz.  

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: now $298 at Amazon

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: now $298 at Amazon (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.    

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 CPU: now $369 at Amazon

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 CPU: now $369 at Amazon (was $429)  

This 12-core processor from AMD comes with 24 threads and features Zen 4 architecture. It can reach 5.4 GHz with max boost enabled and supports DDR5. This edition comes with a Wraith Prism stock cooler.  

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D CPU: now $595 at Amazon

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D CPU: now $595 at Amazon  (was $699)
     
One of the flagship AMD processors, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D comes with 16-cores and a massive 128MB L3 Cache of stacked 3D V-Cache SRAM chiplets. One of the fastest CPUs for gaming.   

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G: now $137 at Amazon

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G: now $137 at Amazon (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 5 5500: now $98 at Newegg  

AMD Ryzen 5 5500: now $98 at Newegg  (was $159)

The Ryzen 5 5500 is a 6-core, 12-thread CPU that is capable of 4.2GHz at max boost and is also unlocked for overclocking. This desktop processor comes boxed with a stock "Wraith Stealth" cooler.   

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X: now $383 at Amazon

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X: now $383 at Amazon (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. 

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X: now $179 at Newegg

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X: now $179 at Newegg (was $299)

This eight-core 16-thread processor has a 4.6 GHz boost clock and is worth considering at this price, particularly for Ryzen owners with older systems. This chip comes with support for overclocking and PCIe 4.0.  

AMD Ryzen 7700X: now $302 at B&H Photo

AMD Ryzen 7700X: now $302 at B&H Photo (was $399)

AMD's new 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 CPU has 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 applications with equal ease.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: now $367 at Amazon with coupon

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: now $367 at Amazon with coupon (was $446)

This is an impressive chip 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 5 5600X: now $154 at Amazon

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: now $154 at Amazon (was $309)

Earning 4.5 stars in our review, this chip is highly sought after thanks to its strong single- and multi-threaded performance, leading power efficiency, and PCIe Gen4 support. It also features stellar thermals, a bundled cooler, and overclocking capability, so there’s a lot to love here. 

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: now $216 at Amazon

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: now $216 at Amazon (was $449)

This 3.8GHz eight-core, 16-thread CPU offers impressive performance for any high-FPS gaming rig, along with PCIe gen 4 support, a boost clock up to 4.7GHz, and support for overclocking. 

Intel CPU Deals

Intel Core i9-13900KF 24-Core Processor: now $536 at Amazon

Intel Core i9-13900KF 24-Core Processor: now $536 at Amazon (was $599)

The 13900KF is one of Intel's most powerful 13th-Gen chips, featuring eight p-cores, 16 e-cores, and a maximum turbo frequency just shy of 6GHz.

Intel Core i5-13600KF: now $285 at Amazon

Intel Core i5-13600KF: now $285 at Amazon (was $304)

Our favorite mid-range gaming processor, the Intel Core i5-13600KF includes 6 P-cores, 8 E-cores, and supports 16 lanes of PCIe 5.0 and an extra four PCIe 4.0 lanes.

Intel Core i7-13700K: now $370 at Amazon

Intel Core i7-13700K: now $370 at Amazon (was $419)

Intel's Raptor Lake 16-core, 24-thread CPU didn't exactly stand out when it launched at $409. But at this price, the 13700K is a lot more enticing. 


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Intel Core i7-13700KF CPU: now $369 at Newegg (was $429)

This is one of the lowest prices we've seen on the Core i7-13700F. This is a 16-core processor (8 performance cores, 8 efficiency cores) with a max turbo operating frequency of 5.4 GHz. The "F" designation in its name lets us know that this processor comes sans integrated graphics.

Intel Core i5-12600K CPU: now $169 at Amazon

Intel Core i5-12600K CPU: now $169 at Amazon (was $212)

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.

Intel Core i5-12400: now $159 at Amazon

Intel Core i5-12400: now $159 at Amazon (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 $148 at Newegg  

Intel Core i5-12400F: now $148 at Newegg  (was $179)

This CPU remains the best value for gaming-specific machines. The Core i5-12000F 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.

Intel Core i5-12600KF: now $152 at Amazon

Intel Core i5-12600KF: now $152 at Amazon (was $311)

This processor offers six performance cores, four efficiency cores, and 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.

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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.

  • bit_user
    Back in October, Newegg had the lowest-ever price on the i5-12600, for $215. Then, it jumped back up to $240, before I had noticed the dip. I'm holding out to see if it matches or beats that all-time low, on Friday or Monday.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HqXJ7P/intel-core-i5-12600-33-ghz-6-core-processor-bx8071512600
    Why that model? Well, it's non-hybrid, so Win 10 should have no issues on it. More importantly, it's more efficient than the bigger dies, and I'm trying to build a box that won't heat up my home office, over the summer. So, I'm aiming for low idle power and 65 W TDP. I'm planning on using just its iGPU for graphics.
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  • Co BIY
    This article needs some motherboard recommendations.

    What is the rightly balanced board for each chip for the price sensitive buyer ?
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