The AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors are new and fast and pretty great all around, but if you haven't gotten one yet now you have a chance to save some money and upgrade your PC in the process. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor is currently on sale for $272.99 at Amazon. This CPU was selling for as much as $300 in July and only dropped to around $290 after that. A couple other retailers have it on sale, too, but Amazon still has the best price compared to those (for example, it's down to $280 at Best Buy. Today's deal is an all-new low that most likely won't last very long.
This is a great CPU at this price. It has six physical cores and twelve processing threads, and it's quite powerful. It has a base speed of 3.7GHz and can hit up to 4.6GHz. It also already comes with the Wraith Stealth Cooler, which saves you the hassle of buying a separate one and makes this processor good to go.
The CPU is just one piece of the puzzle, you know? You're going to need to find some other parts that are just as great and just as compatible. We've got you covered for some of that, though, including a few great motherboards that work with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and even a new CPU cooler. The processor comes with its own Wraith Stealth Cooler, which might be fine to start with and help you get your build up and running. But if you decide to overclock it or just want to maximize the cooling in your case, an aftermarket option could be the way to go.
The processor itself has a base speed of 3.7GHz and can Max Boost up to 4.6GHz, making it very fast and very powerful. There are six cores and twelve processing threads. It uses the Zen 3 architecture and the AM4 socket. With the right motherboard, it can support PCIe 4.0.
This isn't the only AMD 5000 series down to a low price, either. The Ryzen 7 5800X is on sale for $393.99 at Amazon. It has been at this price for about a week now, but that's still a huge chunk off the $450 price it was going for in May. Guess it's time to upgrade, huh?
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.