Christmas is coming early for all the PC builders out there as AMD Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 7000 CPUs are now cheaper than they have ever been. Whether you're upgrading a system or building an entirely new PC, these processors are a solid choice. Not least because they are all compatible with Microsoft's Windows 11 platform.
Which of these series processors to buy will depends entirely on your budget and power requirements. Certainly, the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs are a nice blend of performance and affordability. They are built on the Zen 3 architecture and should be sufficient for users with casual usage needs.
For people who require heavier processing workloads, the Ryzen 7 is where you can find better performance and cutting edge technology. The 7000 series is built on Zen 4 architecture and the newer AM5 platform (5000 series is on Socket AM4). While the 7 series is more expensive, it supports DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0.
Another benefit of the Ryzen 7000 series is that is boasts integrated graphics through a 2CU RDNA 2 GPU. Ryzen 5000 CPUs only have a dedicated discrete GPU option. Again, how important this is to you will depend on your specific CPU and workload requirements.
AMD Ryzen Sale
Ryzen 9 5950X (16 core/32 thread)(MSRP: $799): $496.99 (Amazon US)
Ryzen 9 5900X (12 core/24 thread)(MSRP: $549): $340 (Amazon US)
Ryzen 7 5800X3D (8 core/16 thread)(MSRP: $449): $339.99 (Amazon US)
Ryzen 7 5800X (8 core/16 thread)(MSRP: $449): $249.00 (Amazon US)
Ryzen 7 5700X (8 core/16 thread)(MSRP: $299): $199.96 (Amazon US)
Ryzen 5 5600X (6 core/12 thread)(MSRP: $299): $159.00 (Amazon US)
Ryzen 5 5600 (6 core/12 thread)(MSRP: $199): $136.99 (Amazon US)
Ryzen 7 5700G (8 core/16 thread)(MSRP: $359): $178.61 (Amazon US)
Ryzen 5 5600G (6 core/12 thread)(MSRP: $259): $105.73 (Amazon US)
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