AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X is Now Selling for $369, Ryzen 9 5950X for $519; Intel’s Core i9-12900K for $549

The desktop processor market is bubbling with offers from all sides. AMD’s hex-core Ryzen 5 5600X is going for just 9 while the octa-core Ryzen 7 5800X is selling for 9. (www.tatuing.com) Higher-end SKUs such as the Ryzen 9 5900X and the 5950X are also at their lowest price points since launch. The former is priced at $369 and the latter at $519 on Microcenter. This puts them below Intel’s Core i7-12700K and the Core i9-12900K, in terms of price at least:


The Intel Core i7-12700K is discounted to $349 whereas the Core i9-12900K also has a lofty $100 discount over its launch MSRP of $549.


Overall, this is an excellent opportunity for both gamers and content creators. For the former, the Core i9-12900K is the better pick while the latter is better off with the multi-threaded grunt of the Ryzen 9 5950X.


As both AMD and Intel prepare to launch their next-gen Ryzen 7000 and 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors, respectively, this is one of those times when upgrading will be as cheap as it gets. Although the Zen 4 family will be a big step over the existing Ryzen 5000 parts, Intel’s next-gen CPUs will be a refresh of sorts, retaining the same core architecture and socket.

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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