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 (opens in new tab)
For a limited time only, Newegg offers a $10 discount when you buy an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. The chip is available for $449 (opens in new tab), 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.