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Details About European Ryzen 5000 Pricing Surface

(Image credit: Proshop)

We might know the MSRP pricing of the AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs in the US, but that doesn't tell us much about European pricing. Typically, the prices numerically translate one-to-one (ie. Something that costs $100 excluding tax costs €100 including tax) but that isn't always the case.

Meanwhile, a Danish retailer called Proshop has listed four Ryzen 5000 series CPUs with their details and prices on the German webshop. At first, we, along with a handful of other publications thought these were just placeholders, but the clever investigative work of ComputerBase confirms that these are in fact real prices.

So let's dig into the numbers.

Cores/ThreadsUS MSRPProshop EU PriceDifference
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X16/32$799€819+ 19.9%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X12/24$549€549+ 17.0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X8/16$449€449+ 17.0%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X6/12$299€309+ 20.9%

The thing to note is that the Proshop prices, per EU law, include the VAT (Value Added Tax) in the purchase price, which in Germany is set at 19%. Do the math on that, and you'll realize that the pre-tax prices of the 5800X and 5900X parts in Europe are actually a hair cheaper than in the US, though the 5600X and 5950X are tad more expensive. 

Consumers also have better protection for their goods, with the EU mandating a 14-day 'preview period' on all online goods orders and a mandatory minimum 2-year warranty period, offered by the seller. 

Still, these prices are a steep increase over the Ryzen 3000-series parts, which by now have come down from their original MSRPs. Currently, these Ryzen 5000 prices are about 20% higher than the respective 3000 series parts, which is in-line with AMD's claims of increased performance.

The chips from Proshop are expected to ship out on the 5th of November, though Proshop was unable to tell Computerbase about availability on launch.

Another thing to note is that the prices may also fluctuate on launch, depending on how well AMD is able to cope with demand.

  • Diabl0
    I bought my 2600X for 150 Euro, now the new 5600X is 310? Damn!
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  • helper800
    5600x as compared to the 2600x is probably 35-50% faster per clock and boosts way higher for much longer.
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  • Jim90
    Diabl0 said:
    I bought my 2600X for 150 Euro, now the new 5600X is 310? Damn!

    Care to comment on the following...
    Let us know WHEN you purchased the 2600X for 150 Euro
    Remind us the LAUNCH price of the 2600X
    " the new 5600X is 310? Damn!" --> is this a LAUNCH price??
    What happens to price as a CPU extends it's life...particularly on imminent release of a new release?
    Remind us the benefits of the 5600X over the 2600X...e.g. any IPC gain with the 5600X? anything else??
    Finally, care to comment of Intel's CPU pricing before Zen1, and particularly Zen2 ?? - what would you be paying and how many cores would you be getting from Intel if Zen CPU's were never released?
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  • Konehaltia
    The article says that the VAT in Germany is 19%. That would normally be correct, but it has been temporarily reduced to 16% until the end of the year as a part of a stimulus package in response to the pandemic.
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  • mrv_co
    You forgot to factor in Far Cry 6 at $59.99 being bundled in... 😄
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  • PillowOfWinds
    Yes, they are most expensive than before, but cheaper, faster and more energy efficient than the corresponding Intel alternatives.
    As an example, the Ryzen 3900X costs $549 and the Intel i9-920X (12/24 core/threads) is $649.
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  • Diabl0
    helper800 said:
    5600x as compared to the 2600x is probably 35-50% faster per clock and boosts way higher for much longer.
    OK. Still 5600X could be around 40% faster for a 106% higher price. Ryzen 7 3000 on sale will be a better deal.
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  • buckweed
    Admin said:
    Proshop Germany listed the four Ryzen 5000 CPUs, complete with pricing and all.

    Details About European Ryzen 5000 Pricing Surface : Read more
    Hi guys, overclockers has the full range and prices listed for the UK too https://www.overclockers.co.uk/pc-components/processors/amd/amd-socket-am4
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  • Andre-V
    Diabl0 said:
    I bought my 2600X for 150 Euro, now the new 5600X is 310? Damn!
    I brought my 2600X a year and half ago for 100$.
    I'm pretty happy with it.
    I'll probably upgrade on the 6000 or 7000 Ryzen
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  • RodroX
    Unless you are in a real rush or you have lots of money to throw away, no one should ever buy any PC component at soon as they arrive to the shops (CPU, GPU, it doesn't matter).

    Also if you were AMD, with a new product that should beat the competition on almost every task including gaming, Why on earth will you sell the new product for cheap?

    The Ryzen 7 1800X had a launch price of $499, while the Ryzen 7 5800X should be at $449, and the 5800X should be way faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X, I do not see anything wrong here.


    Just because you were the underdog does not mean you have to keep acting like one when you have the best product (at least in theory and according to AMD)
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