AMD Ryzen 5000 G Series processors are back down to bargain price points

Half-price deals on eve of next-gen launch.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

“The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor has eight CPU cores, a base clock speed of 3.8GHz and eight GPU cores.”

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We’ve seen terrific deals on AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors these past few months. Unfortunately, many of those all-time-low prices proved short-lived, and anyone sat on the fence wondering whether or not now’s a good time to upgrade may well have missed out.

There’s good news as a couple of CPUs are once again tempting our wallets. Firstly, AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700G has tumbled to £209.99, putting it withing touching distance of the best-ever price seen last month. Though the next generation looms large, there’s plenty of life left in Zen 3 just yet, and the eight-core, 16-thread 5700G remains a solid deal in our book.

Further down the ladder, Ryzen 5 5600G has also crept back down to £149.99. AMD’s six-core chip did briefly become available for even less a short while ago, yet sub-£150 pricing is the best we’ve seen these past few weeks. The two chips in question belong to AMD’s G Series portfolio, meaning onboard graphics are included as part of the package, as as an AMD Wraith cooler.

The natural inclination is to wait and see what Ryzen 7000 Series brings to the table, yet with AMD targeting the high-end market in its initial wave, low-cost Zen 3 holds genuine appeal to those who have no interest in being early adopters. Either of the aforementioned chips on, say, a B550 motherboard with 16GB of DDR4 memory makes for a fine PC for under £500.

AMD Ryzen 7 5600G

“The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor has six CPU cores, a base clock speed of 3.9GHz and seven GPU cores.”

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