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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X on sale today

AMD Ryzen 5000
AMD Ryzen 5000 (Image credit: AMD)

Update, November 5 (10:10 am ET): The Ryzen 5000 series of processors sold out across many retailers within 20 minutes. You can still grab a pre-built PC with one inside from NZXT at the moment.

What you need to know

  • AMD's Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors are on sale starting today.
  • The processors range from a six-core processor to a 16-core CPU.
  • The Ryzen 5 5600X ($299), Ryzen 7 5800X ($449), Ryzen 9 5900X ($549), and Ryzen 9 5950X ($799) are all avaialble starting today.

AMD's new Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and Ryzen 9 5950X are on sale starting today. Based on the new Zen 3 architecture, the new processors provide better performance and improved efficiency than their predecessors. The Ryzen 5000 series processors are desktop-class CPUs and succeed AMD's Ryzen 3000 series. The Ryzen 5 5600X ($299), Ryzen 7 5800X ($449), Ryzen 9 5900X ($549), and Ryzen 9 5950X ($799) are all available starting today.

The Ryzen 5000 series covers quite a wide range of processing needs. The Ryzen 5 5600X is a six-core processor with 12 threads. It's clocked at 3.7GHz with a boost clock up to 4.6GHz. On the other end of the spectrum, the Ryzen 9 5950X has 16 cores, 32 threads and does that with just a TDP of 105W.

CategoryRyzen 5 5600XRyzen 7 5800XRyzen 9 5900XRyzen 9 5950X
ArchitectureZen 3Zen 3Zen 3Zen 3
SocketAM4AM4AM4AM4
Cores681216
Threads12162432
TDP65W105W105W105W
Base Speed3.7GHz3.8GHz3.7GHz3.4GHz
Boost Speed4.6GHz4.7GHz4.8GHz4.9GHz
Cache32MB32MB32MB32MB
CoolerWraith
Stealth
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Price$299$449$549$799

AMD clarified that current X570 and B550 motherboards will work with the 5000 series of Ryzen processors. If you have one already, you should be fine, but if you need a new one, you can grab one of the best motherboards to make sure that your system is ready for the next generation of processors.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • Completely sold out everywhere, as expected