AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X reached a new pricing low

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X sees its pricing drop to £151 in the UK

AMD’s Zen 3 CPU lineup remains a solid option within today’s CPU market. Yes, AMD may have released newer Zen 4 processors, but if you are on a tight budget or already own an AM4 motherboard, it’s hard to pass up a Zen 3 CPU when pricing is this low. This is especially true for AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X is currently available for £151 in the UK. This CPU features eight Zen 3 CPU cores and clock speeds of up to 4.7 GHz. This CPU is one of the best upgrade options that are available to PC users with AM4 motherboards, being supported on motherboards as old as AMD’s 300-series from 2017. Now that’s what I call an upgrade path!

If you own an older AM4 system and want to upgrade, AMD’s 5800X is a solid option. The CPU is cheap, and it doesn’t require you to invest in either a CPU or a RAM upgrade. Yes, you can get more performance form Intel’s 13th (and soon to be 14th) generation CPUs or AMD’s newer Ryzen 7000 series. That said, those CPU upgrades require new motherboards, and new DDR5 memory. If your budget is tight, perhaps staying in AM4 is a good bet.

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What about the Ryzen 7 5800X3D?

If you are a gamer, AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D is undoubtedly AMD’s best processor upgrade for socket AM4. Yes, this CPU has lower clock speeds than the 5800X, but its addition of 3D V-Cache more than makes up for that. With 3D V-Cache, AMD has tripled the Ryzen 7 5800X’s L3 cache size from 32MB to 96MB on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. This upgrade keeps more important game data on-chip, dramatically accelerating many gaming workloads. This makes the 5800X3D AMD’s best gaming processor on AM4, but that comes with premium pricing.

At the time of writing, AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D is available for £272 in the UK. This is not an attractive price. Yes, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a much better gaming CPU than the Ryzen 7 5800X, but is the 3D V-Cache upgrade worth a premium of over £120? I don’t think so. If you want to see how this CPU compares to AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X, you can read our analysis on that topic here.

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