Deal of the day: AMD’s veteran Ryzen 7 5700X is now better than half price

An excellent chip at a phenomenal price.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

In an odd twist of events, the best CPU deal we’ve seen in months has arrived in the aftermath of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The chip in question is the AMD Ryzen 7 5700X, now down to an unbelievable £142.97 in the UK. That’s comfortably the lowest price we’ve ever seen for one of the finest eight-core chips of the previous generation. US pricing is similarly tempting, with a $12.38 coupon bringing total cost down to $169 at the time of writing. Another all-time low.

While newer models are now available, increased competition has forced prices on recent processors to drop dramatically. Ryzen 7 5700X, a 2020 chip, is built on a mature 7nm process and offers a stellar mix of performance and efficiency. Eight cores and 16 threads hit up to 4.7GHz, all wrapped neatly inside a manageable 65W TDP.

At this price point, the CPU continues to offer genuine attraction on a long-standing AM4 platform. There’s no shortage of compatible boards out there, and with the low cost of memory and SSD storage, it’s more affordable than ever to put together the foundations of a potent PC build.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

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

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For comparison’s sake, the latest-generation Ryzen 7 7700X, currently commands a £300 price tag, more than double that of the 5000 Series equivalent. If you’re in the market for a low-cost upgrade, our advice is to strike while the iron is hot. This deal is banging.