The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU is now less than $270 over at Newegg — taking the price down to its lowest ever, yet again!
Earlier this year, we were struggling to find availability for this chip, and dedicated ourselves to updating you on that availability with the 5600X stock tracker.
But now, while we see all other retailers offering small discounts on the processor, Newegg is offering $22 off with a discount code.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: was $289.99, now $267.99 at Newegg with code EMC2AZ82623
Earning 4.5 stars in our AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 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.
These benefits lead to strong gaming performance at an affordable price. In our own testing alongside an RTX 3090, the Ryzen 5 hit an impressive 161.6 FPS in Borderlands 3 at 1080p Ultra, 156.9 FPS in Far Cry 5 and 137.9 FPS in Hitman 2. Plus, when tested with something far more intense like Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 at 1440p, frame rates reached 49.8 FPS.
Given the price of this processor, this is a seriously good price-to-power ratio and a worthwhile investment for your build.
Only with this last gen Intel were "forced" to change their ways and make more discounts, they never did this for years and years, while AMD did it all the time.
I remember the 7700k which was at one point 3 years old and still cost close to MSRP, which was nuts.
Really though, price drops are not at all surprising, seeing as Intel is expected to be launching Alder Lake in a matter of months. I would expect at least their higher-end parts to outperform the Ryzen 5000-series, which will make it harder for AMD to sell these parts near their original, enthusiast-focused price points. And a lot of that market will be holding off at this point to see what Intel's new chips have to offer, so retailers may already be seeing waning demand for them.
One again a news item about the price in the USA when I am in the UK and on the UK edition. What is going on? Don't you have a sub-editor to proof read before you publish? Whoopie-do the Americans can get it at an interesting price, well not-so over here matey.