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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Falls to its Lowest Ever Price in the Best CPU Deal of the Day

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
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AMD’s premium level Ryzen 9 5900X CPU is back down to its lowest price so far, $539.99, thanks to a huge discount at Best Buy.

This 12-core, 4.8 GHz boost clock processor is a great choice for anyone looking to add serious current-gen single and multi-core performance to their machine.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU: was $549.99, now $499.99 at Best Buy
Earning 4.5 stars in our review, this chip sets a mighty impressive benchmark for high-end gaming and application performance, all while delivering amazing power efficiency and PCIe Gen4 support.View Deal

This chip's stellar specs lead to some stunningly fluid gameplay. In our own testing alongside an RTX 3090, the Ryzen 9 hit an impressive 163.2 FPS in Borderlands 3 at 1080p Ultra, exactly the same in Far Cry 5 and 150.7 FPS in Hitman 2. Plus, when tested with something far more intense like Microsoft Flight Simulator at 1440p, frame rates reached 52.4 FPS.

Combine that with blistering speeds in creative apps like Premiere Pro (the CPU hit a score of 959 in Puget Systems Benchmarking), and this is a powerful all-rounder to add to any 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.

  • watzupken
    Good price. I think it will be good that AMD start lowering prices of their CPU given that competition is heating up later in the year.
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  • ThatMouse
    I saw the 5900X go down last night and that made my Intel vs AMD decision easy. Now I just need to decide on a motherboard!
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  • CerianK
    ThatMouse said:
    I saw the 5900X go down last night and that made my Intel vs AMD decision easy. Now I just need to decide on a motherboard!
    The PC I picked up 6 months ago second-hand ($1000 US, which included a 5700XT GPU) had a really cheap ASUS PRIME B550M-A WI-FI in it. So I did the unthinkable and pulled the 3700X CPU and dropped a 5950X in its place. Other than having to flash the BIOS, I've had no issues with that MB. But I admit that it might not be everyone's cup of tea... but provides funds for other parts.
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  • ThatMouse
    CerianK said:
    The PC I picked up 6 months ago second-hand ($1000 US, which included a 5700XT GPU) had a really cheap ASUS PRIME B550M-A WI-FI in it. So I did the unthinkable and pulled the 3700X CPU and dropped a 5950X in its place. Other than having to flash the BIOS, I've had no issues with that MB. But I admit that it might not be everyone's cup of tea... but provides funds for other parts.

    Cool! The cheaper boards shouldn't be a problem at all. I just order the ASUS STRIX B550-F no wifi for $160 USD. I did a ton of research and can't find any reason to spend more money. I'll save my money for a new GPU later.
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