Now is the perfect time to upgrade your PC with a new CPU. This year’s Black Friday comes after CPU sales have remained at his 30-year low since earlier this year, causing an unexpected CPU oversupply and leading to steady price cuts over the past few months. However, retailers still have to clear their inventory, so Black Friday is taking big price cuts on previous-generation AMD processors, resulting in the best overall prices in years. Good news for builders looking to upgrade their AMD PCs.
Both Intel and AMD recently announced new chip families, but Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake chips offer a clear pricing and performance edge over AMD’s Ryzen 7000 chips, making them the best CPUs for gaming. I already have it in my list of Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll see any significant discounts from Team Blue on the current generation of CPUs.
Meanwhile, AMD has slashed Ryzen 7000 prices by up to 33% for Black Friday to help with its value proposition, but the high initial cost of AM5 motherboards and DDR5 memory continues to deter some builders.
Some people may not want to stick with current generation chips or simply don’t have the cash to invest in a brand new build. You can step up to a more powerful chip without having to. All chips listed below are selling at their lowest ever.
AMD’s AM4 motherboard ecosystem has been around since 2017, allowing most of the above chips to be dropped onto existing boards. But make sure you have adequate power delivery and cooling, especially for top-of-the-line chips.
of Risen 5 5600 (opens in new tab), in particular, is very prominent. Sure, it’s only $21 less than last month’s price, but that comes after multiple previous price cuts that slashed the price from his $199 debut price just five months ago to his $118. I’m here. Its relatively high launch price was the main reason for the lukewarm reception, but this low price makes it very attractive to value seekers.If you’re using an AM4 system with a Zen 1 or Zen 2 processor, Getting a 6-core, 12-thread chip with essentially the same performance as the more expensive 5600X for just $118 is an incredible value.
The Ryzen 5 5600 is Ryzen 5 5600X (opens in new tab)are also sold, but look less attractive. These chips offer nearly identical performance, especially after overclocking.
|Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 Series Processors||BF sale||September (manufacturer’s suggested retail price)||core/thread||Base/boost frequency.||TDP|
|Risen 9 5950X||$479||$799||16/32||3.4/4.9GHz||105W|
|Ryzen 7 5800X||$229||$449||8/16||3.8/4.7GHz||105W|
|Ryzen 7 5700X||$199||$299||8/16||3.4/4.6GHz||65W|
|Ryzen 5 5600X||$159||$299||6/12||3.7/4.6GHz||65W|
|Risen 5 5600||$118||$199||6/12||3.5/4.4GHz||65W|
of Ryzen 7 5700X (opens in new tab) is also the lowest price ever. For $199, you get 8 cores and 16 threads, delivering about the same performance. Ryzen 7 5800X (opens in new tab) It was also put up for sale, leading to the declaration that the 5700X was merely a disguise of the 5800X at a discounted price. surely, Ryzen 7 5800X (opens in new tab) is always cheaper, but you should buy the 5700X instead.
it brings us Risen 9 5950X (opens in new tab)This CPU delivers incredible performance with 16 cores and 32 threads to handle the heaviest workloads with ease. The top-tier chip debuted at $799 earlier this year, but a series of back-to-back price cuts, including his $70 price cut this Black Friday, have brought it down to a record low of $479. This is the most powerful CPU ever featured on the AM4 platform and a great bargain for anyone upgrading at this price point.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. It’s the fastest CPU for gaming on the AM4 platform, but you’ll have to accept the trade-off of lower performance for all other types of work.
of The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is currently on sale for $349 (opens in new tab)but in fact it’s slightly higher than we’ve seen in the last few months.