AMD Ryzen 9 5950X hits its lowest-ever price

midian182

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In brief: Now that Intel is finding new fans with its excellent 12th-gen Core Alder Lake CPUs, AMD is fighting back in the best way possible until Zen 4 arrives, by discounting its flagship Ryzen 9 5950X to an all-time low price.

AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X launched with a $799 MSRP back in November. That steep price tag was backed by the kind of performance that made it our Best Value for Productivity winner in the Best CPUs list. It shared the honors with the Core i7-12700K, which we said is more value-orientated, but that may no longer be as clear-cut now that team red’s chip has been discounted.

The Ryzen 9 5950X is currently down to its lowest price of $597 on Newegg and $599 on Amazon, and it’s still in stock at the time of writing. For Newegg, you need to apply the discount code found on the item description page.

There are a few other Ryzen processors that can be grabbed for less than usual by applying the discount codes; the Ryzen 9 5900X has dropped by $60 to $439 ($449 on Amazon), and you can get $45 off the Ryzen 5 5600X, making it $224.99. The discounts are limited-time offers, so move fast if you want to grab these bargains.

For those who prefer team blue, Newegg is also discounting the Core i9-12900K by $14. That might not sound like much, but it brings the price down to a similar level as the Ryzen 9 5950X.

Amazon has the same $599 deal on the Ryzen 9 5950X (it was sold out, but it's now back). Keep checking for other deals as Amazon tends to offer the same discounts as Newegg.

Don’t be surprised to see the prices of AMD’s Zen 3 chips, and probably some Alder Lake products, drop even further once the Zen 4 series launches in the second half of the year.

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Irata

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Still waiting for EOL prices once AM5 has been introduced. There‘s no point upgrading my CPU - even if the lower prices are welcome - when I‘m GPU limited.

That said, I am hopeful AMD keeps AM4 around as a budget platform going forward.
 

eforce

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Rather wait for AM5, most 1st gen boards can be upgraded to 3000 series which are more than enough for now.
 

Lionvibez

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Still to expensive compared to intel’s offerings and I’m an AMD fanboy.

In canada the price still needs to drop abit more.

Intel Core i9-12900K $719 CAD vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X $779 CAD
Intel Core i7-12700K $519 CAD vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X $566 CAD
Intel Core i5-12600K $369 CAD vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X $429 CAD

AMD needs to undercut Intel current pricing not be above it.
 

wiyosaya

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Still waiting for EOL prices once AM5 has been introduced. There‘s no point upgrading my CPU - even if the lower prices are welcome - when I‘m GPU limited.
My thoughts exactly. I'm waiting for AM5 - even though this is a great price for the 5950X and about the number of cores/threads I am looking for.
 

Irata

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My thoughts exactly. I'm waiting for AM5 - even though this is a great price for the 5950X and about the number of cores/threads I am looking for.
I was more thinking in terms of getting a 5900X (kiddo is a heavy multi tasker) or 5800X at EOL prices after Zen 4 has been released.

I doubt they‘ll go as low as Zen+ after Zen 2 was released, but am hoping for reasonably low prices.
 

yRaz

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Newegg problem comes from open box and used hardware, what's the problem with buying new?
 

hahahanoobs

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The whole Ryzen lineup has been on sale for a month or more now in Canada.

*Looking again*
Holy smokes! It's even lower!
5600X is $100 off
5800X is $190 off
5900X is $200 off
5950X is $260 off

AMD, WHAT HAPPENED?!
 

wiyosaya

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I was more thinking in terms of getting a 5900X (kiddo is a heavy multi tasker) or 5800X at EOL prices after Zen 4 has been released.

I doubt they‘ll go as low as Zen+ after Zen 2 was released, but am hoping for reasonably low prices.
I'll probably stick with waiting until AM5. B&H does have the 5950X at $599 though - in limited supply according to their site.
 
In canada the price still needs to drop abit more.

Intel Core i9-12900K $719 CAD vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X $779 CAD
Intel Core i7-12700K $519 CAD vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X $566 CAD
Intel Core i5-12600K $369 CAD vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X $429 CAD

AMD needs to undercut Intel current pricing not be above it.

Dang that's insane. I can get the 12900k for $500 in one of the retail stores near me lol.
 

Lionvibez

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Dang that's insane. I can get the 12900k for $500 in one of the retail stores near me lol.
USD to CAD conversion.

And when you say 12900k at a store near you that is Microcenter which isn't in every state. Newegg.com shows the 12900k at $613 USD
 

Irata

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USD to CAD conversion.

And when you say 12900k at a store near you that is Microcenter which isn't in every state. Newegg.com shows the 12900k at $613 USD
$499 at Microcenter. Actually, I find it amazing how quickly Alder Lake was sold at discounted prices
 

Sausagemeat

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$597 is still too much for a gaming CPU for me. And for games the 12700K is faster and cheaper and you get PCIe 5.0 and thunderbolt, although I think the 12700K is also too expensive.

If I was able to get my hands on a reasonably priced GPU I’d probably buy an i5 12400F which is coming in at £160 in the U.K. at this point. Or about £60 cheaper than a 5600X.
 

yRaz

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$597 is still too much for a gaming CPU for me. And for games the 12700K is faster and cheaper and you get PCIe 5.0 and thunderbolt, although I think the 12700K is also too expensive.

If I was able to get my hands on a reasonably priced GPU I’d probably buy an i5 12400F which is coming in at £160 in the U.K. at this point. Or about £60 cheaper than a 5600X.
Unless you have something that needs 16 cores you're actually better going over with a 5600 or 5800. I have a few things I do that I could use it for and the platform is about 1/3 the cost of threadripper, but I just buy used server hardware on ebay for 1/10th the cost of threadripper when I need more cores