Before the release of the 5800X3D: the Ryzen 5900X will be cheaper

from Benjamin Grundken
Ahead of the launch of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which turned out to be the fastest gaming processor in our test, a competitor from our own company will be cheaper: the Ryzen 9 5900X. In general, the impending launch seems to be fueling interest in AMD processors, as they lead the CPU graphics in our price comparison.

Twelve cores or rather eight plus 3D V-Cache? The recently tested Ryzen 7 5800X3D and the Ryzen 9 5900X compete with each other, especially since they are in similar price regions. Five days before the official launch of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, according to the PCGH test the fastest gaming CPU on average, the price structure has again been corrected downward. The Ryzen 9 5900X changes hands from just 404 euros: yesterday, our price comparison even indicated it from just under 400 euros, after around 439 euros were due at the start of the month.

The 12-core is becoming more and more attractive compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which would cost 489 euros. The question will of course be what will be its public price from April 20. Are there enough copies at the start to reduce the RRP from the start? Or does the demand exceed the supply and are the 489 euros far for the graphics cards? Experience shows that even if there is good availability at launch, no windfall is to be expected at first.

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Either way, AMD can’t complain about a lack of interest – at least according to our price comparison. Because Ryzen processors are currently dominating the top 10 again. 1st place is the Ryzen 9 5900X from 404 euros, 2nd place is the Ryzen 7 5800X from 319 euros, 3rd place is the Ryzen 7 5700X from from 298 euros, 4th place is the Ryzen 9 5950X from 529 euros and 5th place is the Ryzen 5 5600X from 225 euros. It is only at ranks 6 and 7 that the first Intel processors appear with the Core i5-12400F from 177 euros and the Core i7-12700K from 398 euros. The Ryzen 5 5600, Core i5-12600K and Ryzen 5 5600G follow.

It must be said that this ranking is only a snapshot and does not reflect sales figures, but search queries. Backward compatibility with older I/O hubs and sometimes lower platform costs certainly speak in favor of current Ryzen processors. Intel, on the other hand, scores points with the Alder Lake-S with the more modern platform and somewhat higher gaming performance of many models.

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