AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
“AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700X is a desktop processor that comes with 8 CPU cores, 16 threads, an AM4 socket, and a base clock speed of 3.4GHz.”
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Today’s top pick is the Ryzen 7 5700X, an excellent processor whose price has tumbled once again to £149.99 in the UK and $191.54 US. That’s an all-time-low, and represents a better than 50 per cent saving over the original RRP.
A bargain in our book, and whether you’re building afresh or looking to give an existing AM4 platform a new lease of the life, the eight-core, 16-thread configuration and 4.6GHz top speed will tick the right boxes for both productivity and gaming. It’s a shame the chip isn’t part of AMD’s Starfield bundle promotion, but that really would have been too good to be true.
This also happens to be a frugal 65W solution, making it well suited to smaller form factors, or simply those who understandably have one eye on the ‘leccy bill.
While 5700X has been superseded by a Ryzen 7 7700X, the older chip still holds plenty of merit, and now costs practically half as much as the latest-generation equivalent. Factor in affordable motherboards plus cheap-and-cheerful DDR4, and it’s clear to see why AM4 remains such a popular choice among new builds in 2023.