AMD has not released any new desktop CPUs to compete with Intel Alder Lake because the Ryzen 7000 is due out soon. In the meantime, the company is cutting prices on the Ryzen 5000.
Now prices have fallen in all major US networks, that is, we are talking about an initiative from AMD.
Bottom line, the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X can be had for as little as $540-$550, making it a great buy. The 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X is $395, the Ryzen 7 5800X is $330, and the popular Ryzen 5 5600X is now only $210-$230.
With such prices, AMD CPUs are able to compete with Intel’s new products, despite the fact that they came out a year and a half ago.