What you need to know
- Several of the best CPUs from AMD have been discounted at multiple retailers.
- Discounts range from $60 to $170 depending on the CPU.
- The Ryzen 9 5950X is down to around $600, while the Ryzen 5 5600G has dropped to about $220.
If you're looking to build a PC or upgrade your current setup, now might be the right time to pick up a processor. Many of the best CPUs from AMD are discounted. The Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X are on sale at several retailers. Prices vary a bit from store to store, but Microcenter, Newegg, Amazon, and Best Buy all have AMD chips at lower prices than we've seen.
First spotted by WCCFTech, discounts on AMD CPUs range from $60 to $170, depending on the chip you're looking for. The lower prices appear to be available in the United States and UK at multiple retailers.
On the high-end, AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X is available for around $600, which is close to 25% off its previous price. The Ryzen 9 5900X is arguably an even better bargain since it's now down to $450.
With these discounts, AMD's chips stack up more favorably to the best Intel CPUs. The Ryzen 9 5950X is now about the same price as the 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K but has more cores and threads than its competition from Intel. The Ryzen 9 5900X offers more threads than the 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700K despite being a bit cheaper. Across the board, AMD's chips line up better with Intel's while on sale.
The Ryzen 9 5950X is a high-end CPU from AMD that's now down to a more affordable price.
This 12-core CPU from AMD should be able to handle just about any PC game you throw at it.
Featuring eight cores, the Ryzen 7 5800X should deliver high-FPS gaming on a wide range of titles.
With a lower price tag than many CPUs, the Ryzen 5 5600X features six cores and should deliver a solid gaming experience.
The Ryzen 7 5700G features eight cores, sixteen threads, and reaches a speed of up to 4.6GHz with max boost.
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