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The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Is Now on Sale at Its Lowest Ever Price

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
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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

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.

Jason England

Jason is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware — bringing a decade of tech and gaming journalism to the role. He specializes in making sure you never pay more than you should for PC components and tech! He has previously written for other publications like Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus and in his spare time, you'll find him looking for good dogs to pet or eating pizza in his home town of Nottingham, UK.

  • g-unit1111
    I paid $270 for it at Micro Center last week. Not too bad for the best mainstream CPU in the market right now.
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  • Nemesia
    Yeah it's pretty good.
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  • VforV
    People were upset about higher AMD prices this gen and justifiably so, but they also forget that AMD tends to drop prices sooner and much more often than Intel ever did or does.

    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.
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  • cryoburner
    Call me when they are $200. : 3

    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.
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  • plateLunch
    I see this as indicating that AMD is getting good silicon supply from TSMC. They wouldn't be dropping the price if their inventory was tight. Look for this to show in AMD's Threadripper sales and even GPU supplies the rest of this quarter. Get in on AMD stock while you can and use the profits to pay for that overpriced RX 6000 graphics card.
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  • Garden-Gnome
    Admin said:
    The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU is now $270 over at Newegg — taking the price down to its lowest yet!

    The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is now on sale at its Lowest Ever Price : Read more

    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.
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