AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Now Selling for Half Price, Ryzen 9 5900X/5950X Get $200/$300 Discounts too

Following the steep discounts on the Radeon RX 6000 GPUs (most notably the RX 6900 XT), the Ryzen 5000 CPUs have gotten another sharp cut right before the Zen 4 launch. Most Vermeer offerings are now going for nearly half their original MSRPs for the first time since launch. The sticker prices are as follows:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: $799.
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: $549.
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: $449.
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: $299.

Microcenter has dropped the Ryzen 5 5600X to $179.99, a $120 drop below the official market value. In comparison, the Core i5-12400F (also a hex-core part) is priced at $174.99 offering substantially higher multi-threaded grunt.

The Ryzen 7 5800X is the most attractive deal (at the moment, at least) with a street price of $239.99, a hefty drop of $210 over its box value of $449. That’s a slump of nearly 50% in pricing below the launch value. This makes it barely $10 cheaper than the Core i5-12600K while offering stronger multi-core but weaker single-core performance.

The Ryzen 9 5900X has also gotten a tasty discount, dropping by $200 below its original market value, plummeting to just $349.99. Microcenter is offering this 12-core part for $349, $20 more than its Intel rival, the Core i7-12700KF.

Coming to the sole 3D V-Cache Zen 3 chip, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has also been cut to $379.99, a healthy decline from its sticker price of $449 (a reduction of $70 in its launch MSRP).


Finally, we have the Ryzen 9 5950X, the Vermeer flagship which sports 16 cores and 32 threads. It has been discounted by $300, now going for $499 making it nearly $100 cheaper than its nearest Alder Lake rival, the Core i9-12900K.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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