AMD Ryzen 5 5600 (non-X) rumored to launch early 2021 for $220
The rumors about AMD slightly raising the prices for the new Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU lineup turned out to be true. However, even with slightly increased prices, the 5600X, 5800X and 5900X models would still be more affordable than the Intel’s Comet Lake alternatives. If that still seems too expensive, then it would be better to wait for the non-X versions that are rumored to launch in a few months. According to Twitter user harukaze5719, who provided other quality leaks in the past, AMD is planning to release more enticingly-priced non-X versions like the Ryzen 5 5600.
The MSRP for the Ryzen 5600 would be $220, which is $80 less than the 5600X. Sure, it is also $20 more than the current price of the Ryzen 5 3600, but AMD is most likely going to lower the prices of all the Ryzen 3000-series even more after the 5000-series launch anyway. Now, the leak also states that the Ryzen 5 5600X is expected to be on par or a bit faster than the Intel Core i7-10700 (non-K) which comes with 2 more cores and costs $350. That sounds like a decent deal right there. Extrapolating this information for the non-X model, the $220 Ryzen 5 5600 could come close to what the i7-10700 offers, but for $130 less, which seems like an even better deal. Of course, Intel may also slash prices for select models, but that might not help too much if the Comet Lake supplies remain tight and retailers continue to jack prices up.
Harukaze5719 mentions that the non-X 5600 is supposed to be released in early 2021 and we suspect AMD is probably going to announce Ryzen 7 5700 models around the same time.