AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D drops to $289
AMD lowers the price for its best AM4 gaming processor.
The 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X3D was released in April last year with a price of $449. I took another five months for AMD to lower the price for this first desktop CPU with 3D V-Cache below $400. The price has been going down since then, but only in June of this year did it finally drop below $300.
Amazon currently lists the 5800X3D at $291, and nearly the same price can now be found on retailers like B&H Photo Video. Other retailers like Newegg offer coupon codes that can lower the price below $300 mark. Only one MicroCenter offers the CPU for less than $280, but the such offer is only for in-store pickup.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D offers:
- Amazon: $289.10
- B&H Photo: $289.27 (not in stock)
- Newegg: $299 (use SMBCT489 code)
- MicroCenter: $279.99 (in-store pickup only)
The 5800X3D features 64MB of 3D V-Cache, and it is the only CPU with such technology on the AM4 platform. The successor called Ryzen 7 7800X3D based on Zen4 microarchitecture is currently available for $406. However, the upgrade cost must also include a newer AM5 motherboard and DDR5 memory. This is not the case with 5800X3D which works with nearly all AM4 motherboards on the market.