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AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X Is Now Available Below MSRP

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
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AMD's latest Ryzen 5000-series chips for desktop PCs have been in short supply for quite some time since their launch in October, so retail prices have typically been higher than MSRPs as scalpers have capitalized on the shortage. AMD seems to be doing the best it can to solve the supply problem, so the CPUs are now readily available. Sometimes, even below MSRP.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X now $439 at Newegg
For a limited time only, Newegg offers a $10 discount when you buy an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. The chip is available for $449, but with a promo code 49WKNDSL36, you can get it for $439. Also, Newegg offers the CPU bundled with a three-month Xbox Game Pass for PC for $468.99. View Deal

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor features eight threaded Zen 3 cores that are clocked at a 3.80GHz base and 4.70GHz boost. The CPU also has a 4MB L2 cache, a 32MB L3 cache, and a dual-channel DDR4 memory controller. The chip is rated for a 105W TDP and is compatible with modern AM4 motherboards powered by AMD's 400 and 500-series chipsets.

  • frogr
    $429 at Microcenter if you happen to have one within driving distance.
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  • sizzling
    Been down to £306 on Amazon UK the other day
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  • Makaveli
    i'm seeing tons of 5600X and 5800X in stock at my local store so not surprised prices are starting to drop.
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  • thisisaname
    Converted to Pounds that is £327.54 plus VAT = £393.05, price in the UK is £399.95

    Going by https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B0815XFSGK?active=summary&tp=all the lowest price it has seen was £393.00
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  • sizzling
    thisisaname said:
    Converted to Pounds that is £327.54 plus VAT = £393.05, price in the UK is £399.95

    Going by https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B0815XFSGK?active=summary&tp=all the lowest price it has seen was £393.00

    Camel is wrong, it’s been very close to £300 a few times. Go to hotukdeals.com and search for some of the recent deals that have posted, 2 days ago it went for £312.80 and £306.48 a week ago.
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  • Loadedaxe
    Until it is less than a 10850k @ $379. it cost too much.
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  • Makaveli
    Loadedaxe said:
    Until it is less than a 10850k @ $379. it cost too much.

    lol so if someone is on a AM4 platform that is not a good option for them? What about people that are upgrading their computers?
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  • watzupken
    Some competition is good. Seems like better availability and Rocket Lake/ cheaper Comet Lake may have pushed AMD to start lowering prices. But I doubt you will see drastic drop in prices now that the shortage still persists. The moment prices go down, demand should pick up again.
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  • watzupken
    Loadedaxe said:
    Until it is less than a 10850k @ $379. it cost too much.
    The cost of a i9 10850K looks great in silo. But when you consider the fact that you will need a high end board to overclock or maintain a high level of performance without throttling, it is not cheap at all. On the other hand, you can pair a R7 5800X with even a budget A520 board and it works in most cases.
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  • InvalidError
    watzupken said:
    Some competition is good. Seems like better availability and Rocket Lake/ cheaper Comet Lake may have pushed AMD to start lowering prices.
    There is no "AMD lowering prices" here, at least not yet. The drops to MSRP are just supply catching up with demand so retailers and scalpers can't price-gouge people anymore. Retailers have headroom to drop prices some more before they need AMD to lower pricing from its end of the supply chain and AMD won't be doing that until it makes more chips than it can sell at current prices.

    And even once AMD's Zen 3 chiplet supply gets ahead of demand, AMD could decide to warehouse the excess instead of reducing prices so it can use the inventory to buffer demand while it shifts wafers from Zen 3 to Navi 2x, PS5, XBS-XS, 5000-series APUs, etc.

    I wouldn't expect official pricing to drop below MSRP any time soon, AMD currently has far too many other things it can divert excess wafers to.
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