AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X has dropped below £300 in the UK - And other Ryzen 5000 CPU price cuts

AMD has new Ryzen CPUs incoming, but their current models have just gotten price cuts

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X has dropped below £300 in the UK - And so have other Ryzen 5000 CPUs

AMD's Ryzen 5000 series has recieved some major price reductions

AMD's Ryzen 5000 series has recieved some major price cuts, adding some much needed value to the company's high-end CPU lineup. While AMD has many new value-focused Ryzen 5000 series CPUs on the horizon, it is great to see what AMD's Ryzen 5000 series is receiving price reductions across the board. This is especially true for existing AM4 motherboard owners who want a CPU upgrade. 

Today, we spotted an AMD Ryzen 5800X for under £300 in the UK on Amazon (affiliate Link). This is a great price for AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X, as it wasn't long ago that prices of £330-£350 were commonplace. 

On the higher-end of AMD's Ryzen 5000 series lineup, we can also see some huge price reductions, with AMD's Ryzen 5900X dropping to just under £400 on Amazon (Affiliate Link), and their Ryzen 9 5950X dropping to £550 (Affiliate Link). For the Ryzen 9 5950X, this represents a price decrease of around £100 when compared to February's CPU pricing. 

For more budget conscious PC builders, AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X now costs £210 in the UK (Affiliate Link). Again, this represents a significant price decrease over AMD's launch day pricing.

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X has dropped below £300 in the UK - And so have other Ryzen 5000 CPUs

Is the Ryzen 5000 a good option in 2022?

If you own an AM4 motherboard, AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPUs are great upgrade options. This is especially true if you are using a Ryzen 1000 series or Ryzen 2000 series processor and own a Zen 3 compatible motherboard. AMD's Zen 3 CPUs offer PC builders a lot more performance than their predecessors, especially in gaming workloads. If you already own an AM4 motherboard and a decent set of DDR4 memory, AMD's Ryzen 5000 series is a great upgrade option for you.

Intel's 12th Generation Alder Lake processors have heated up competition within the CPU market, providing AMD with a lot of competition within the mid-range CPU market. Intel's i5 and i7 series 12th generation processors offer PC builders excellent value for money, but the move to Alder Lake will require a new motherboard, and DDR5 is very expensive when compared to DDR4. While DDR4 Alder Lake motherboards are available, Intel 600-series motherboards are expensive, and those costs are worth considering if you plan to upgrade to Alder Lake. That said, Alder Lake offers PC builders great gaming performance, and with the right motherboard and memory, Alder Lake can also offer builders great value for money.

As always, if you are buying a new CPU, you should look at multiple retailers to ensure that you buy your CPU with the lowest possible price. While these are the lowest Ryzen 5000 series CPU prices that we have found at the time of writing, better offers may be available elsewhere in the near future. 

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21-03-2022, 15:19:01

I would, but I've got guarantees my X370 GPC will even receive the new microcode to support it since MSI have been very tight lipped on the matter.

There was a piece on another site stating MSI did give 300 series 5000 support back in December but that turned out to be total BS.Quote

21-03-2022, 15:39:35

If you want BIOS support you go Gigabyte or Asrock. Asus for me come in third and MSI? lol.Quote

21-03-2022, 15:48:32

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
If you want BIOS support you go Gigabyte or Asrock. Asus for me come in third and MSI? lol.
Aye I learned that now, hindsight is beautiful, haha. AsRock is where I'm heading next, just right now I'd like to get a new CPU to tide me for another 5 years without replacing the motherboard if I can get away with it.Quote

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