Deal of the day: AMD’s excellent Ryzen 7 5800X processor now better than half price

A fantastic upgrade whichever way you look at it.

Ryzen 7 5800X - Half Price!

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

“AMD Ryzen 7 5800X elite gaming desktop processors comes with 8 cores optimized for high-FPS gaming rigs.”

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There’s always a temptation when upgrading your PC to look toward the latest and greatest, but for the savvy shopper, new releases often mean bargains among older parts that still pack a punch.

That much is certainly true of AMD Ryzen processors. Right now, a revered Ryzen 7 5800X CPU is retailing for £180 GBP / $220 USD direct from Amazon. Said chip launched at $449 not so long ago, meaning it is now comfortably better than half price.

Capable of a 4.7GHz top speed, the eight-core, 16-thread processor remains a powerhouse by most standards, and a fitting upgrade for a wide range of users. It also has the benefit of a mature AM4 platform whose kinks have long since been ironed out. Having put together a Ryzen 7000 Series build at the weekend, I can assure you, BIOS and memory training issues remain present, and by comparison, tried-and-trusted Ryzen 5000 Series just works.

At this price, 5800X is also a noteworthy choice for early adopters of an AM4 motherboard seeking one last upgrade on AMD’s long-standing platform. Want more cache for your cash? We’d be remiss not to mention the innovative Ryzen 7 5800X3D, also reduced to £280 GBP / $320 USD,

Given you can get a capable AM4 board for under £150, and factoring in the tumbling cost of RAM and SSD storage, it’s easy to put together a potent PC without breaking the bank. All that’s needed is a compelling mid-range graphics card. Here’s looking to you, Radeon RX 7800 XT.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D

“The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the first desktop processor with stacked L3 cache, delivering unmatched 96MB of L3 cache paired with incredibly fast cores to create the world’s fastest gaming desktop processor.”

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