AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core Zen3 CPU drops to 520 USD/530 EUR for the first time

Published: 16th Apr 2022, 08:45 GMT   Comments

AMD Vermeer gets a price cut

AMD finally realized that Intel Alder Lake CPUs are selling well enough to consider lowering the prices of Zen3 processors. 

The flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core CPU is now available for as low as 520 USD or 530 EUR. Those are for now of course, localized deals not a global price cut. However, what this proves is that AMD lowered the MSRP for distributors and big retailers, in response to growing popularity of Intel Alder Lake series.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core CPU has dropped to 400 EUR for the first time in April. It is also available under 400 USD in US, with some retailers going as low as 370 USD. That’s 80 USD cheaper than just announced 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Meanwhile, 8-core 5800X has dropped to 319 USD, which is 130 USD less than 5800X3D.

AMD Ryzen 5000 at MicroCenter

With MicroCenter leading the way with the lowest prices for Ryzen 5000 series, Amazon and BestBuy pricing appears 30-40 USD above.

AMD Ryzen 5000 at Amazon and BestBuy

Lower pricing is lagging behind in other regions. In Europe one can find 5950X, 5900 and 5800X at €529, €404 and €319 respectively. What is worth noting though, is that this is the lowest price ever for the 16-core parts, while 12-core and 8-core SKUs are just slightly higher than their best deals from a few weeks ago.

AMD Ryzen 5000 in Europe, Source: Geizhals

The prices of Zen3 CPUs have been steadily dropping since the start of this year for Ryzen 5 series.  When it comes to Ryzen 9, those have only marked a noticeable price reduction in April.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Pricing, Source: PCPartPicker

AMD is currently not expected to introduce any additional AM4 CPUs. The lineup has been just updated with numerous mid-range SKUs as well as flagship gaming part with 3D V-Cache. If rumors are to be believed, the company might introduce its next-gen Raphael series featuring Zen4 architecture in late Q3.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Processors Specifications
VideoCardz.comSiliconCores / ThreadsBase/Boost ClockL3 CacheTDPLaunch Price
Ryzen 9 5950X Zen3 Vermeer
 
16C/32T
 
3.4/4.9 GHz
 
64 MB
 
105W
 
799 USD
Ryzen 9 5900X Zen3 Vermeer
 
12C/24T
 
3.7/4.8 GHz
 
64 MB
 
105W
 
549 USD
Ryzen 9 5900 Zen3 Vermeer
 
12C/24T
 
3.0/4.7 GHz
 
64 MB
 
65W
OEM
Ryzen 7 5800X3D Zen3 Vermeer-X
 
8C/16T
 
3.4/4.5 GHz
 
96 MB
 
105W
 
449 USD
Ryzen 7 5800X Zen3 Vermeer
 
8C/16T
 
3.8/4.7 GHz
 
32 MB
 
105W
 
449 USD
Ryzen 7 5800 Zen3 Vermeer
 
8C/16T
 
3.4/4.6 GHz
 
32 MB
 
65W
OEM
Ryzen 7 5700GZen3 Cezanne
 
8C/16T
 
3.8/4.6 GHz
 
16 MB
 
65W
 
359 USD
Ryzen 7 5700X Zen3 Vermeer
 
8C/16T
 
3.4/4.6 GHz
 
32 MB
 
65W
 
299 USD
Ryzen 5 5600X Zen3 Vermeer
 
6C/12T
 
3.7/4.6 GHz
 
32 MB
 
65W
 
299 USD
Ryzen 5 5600GZen3 Cezanne
 
6C/12T
 
3.9/4.4 GHz
 
16 MB
 
65W
 
259 USD
Ryzen 5 5600 Zen3 Vermeer
 
6C/12T
 
3.5/4.4 GHz
 
32 MB
 
65W
 
199 USD
Ryzen 5 5500Zen3 Cezanne
 
6C/12T
 
3.6/4.2 GHz
 
16 MB
 
65W
 
159 USD
Ryzen 3 5300GZen3 Cezanne
 
4C/8T
 
4.0/4.2 GHz
 
8 MB
 
65W
OEM

Source: Amazon, PCPartPicker, Geizhals, MicroCenter, BestBuy




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