AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X have reached their lowest ever retail prices
£360 for a high-end 12-core processor. That's nuts! (This article contains affiliate links)
Published: 16th April 2022 | Source: Amazon UK |
AMD's high-end Ryzen CPUs now available for very low prices
AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D may be the new hotness, but if you have read our review (Review Link) for the CPU, you will know that it isn't AMD's best processor for non-gaming workloads. For many productivity workloads, AMD's Ryzen 9 series processors remain AMD's best CPU options.
Today, AMD's 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X are available for incredibly low prices. AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X is currently available for £359.99 in the UK, which is only £50 more than a Ryzen 7 5800X, and AMD's 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X is currently available for £504.99.
AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X is a steal
AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X is offering PC builders a change to buy a processor with a 50% more cores than a Ryzen 7 5800X for £50 more. That's crazy. Rarely is such a large upgrade so cheap. If you are considering an AMD 8-core processors, AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X is certainly worth considering is your can afford to pay a little extra.
While AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D will be AMD's strongest gaming processor, many other workloads will benefit from the Ryzen 9 5900X's increased core count. Beyond that, before the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X is the company's next fastest gaming processor. Whatever your workload, the Ryzen 9 5900X is a great option.
A great upgrade options for AM4 users
AMD is allowing motherboard manufacturers to support their Ryzen 5000 series processors on 300-series, and 400-series AM4 motherboards, in addition to their newer 500-series motherboards. This allows users of older Ryzen 1000 and 2000 series processors to upgrade to Ryzen 5000, delivering an unparalleled upgrade path to users of their oldest AM4 processors and motherboard.
If you are using a Ryzen 1000 series Zen processor, you will be able to upgrade to Ryzen 5000 and enjoy the benefits of a lithography shrink, chiplet CPU design, and two generational leaps in CPU architecture. That's a big deal for gamers who don't want to change their motherboard or DRAM.