AMD has once again reduced the cost of Ryzen 5000 processors in the US. According to the source, the cost of the eight-core Ryzen 7 5800X at the local retailer Microcenter has dropped to $330 from the previous $450. And you can also get a $20 discount when you buy this CPU bundled with a specific motherboard. As a result, in the US, the Ryzen 7 5800X has become more affordable than its direct competitor, the Core i7-12700K.
The 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X and the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X also fell in price by $100 and $150, respectively. Thus, the cost of the first has decreased from 650 to 450 dollars, the second – from 800 to 550 dollars. By comparison, the flagship Core i9-12900K costs $500.
The 6-core Ryzen 5 5600X dropped to $240. It ended up being more affordable than the 10-core Core i5-12600K ($250), but it’s still more expensive than the 6-core Core i5-12400 ($170).
The source notes that the Ryzen 5000 is getting cheaper not only at Microcenter, but also from other retailers in the US – Newegg, Amazon and BestBuy. For example, the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 9 5950X are listed at Newegg for $260, $343, and $685, respectively.