AMD's Ryzen 5000 series prices drop further in the UK
Is now a great time for AM4 users to upgrade their systems?
Published: 28th January 2023 | Source: Amazon UK (Affiliate Link) |
AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X is now available for £200 in the UK
AMD's Ryzen 5000 series processors have seen their UK pricing drop once again, seeing their 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X drop to around £200. Even today, AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPUs represent excellent value for money for PC gamers with AM4 motherboards, offering users huge performance uplifts over older Zen or Zen 2 processors across various workloads. As far as drop-in upgrades go, AMD's Ryzen 5000 CPUs are a great choice for users of older Zen CPUs.
Now, AMD's 6-core Ryzen 5 5600 is available for less than £135, and their 8-core Ryzen 7 5700X is now available for less than £185. These CPUs are bargains for AM4 motherboard owners, who do not have the funds to both upgrade their CPU and motherboard.
- Ryzen 5 5600 - 6-core Zen 3 CPU - £134.80
- Ryzen 7 5700X - 8-Core Zen 3 CPU - £182.42
- Ryzen 7 5800X - 8-Core Zen 3 CPU - £200.03
While more powerful CPUs are available to gamers in the form of AMD's Ryzen 7000 series of AM5 processors and Intel's 12th and 13th generation Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors, AMD's AM4 based Ryzen 5000 series remains an excellent option for PC builders who can acquire a cheap or used AM4 motherboard or are upgrading from an existing AM4 based system that is Ryzen 5000 compatible. While newer is better in many instances, if you want to spend as little money as possible, AM4 and AMD's Ryzen 5000 series still has its perks.
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