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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 (non-X) rumored to launch early 2021 for $220

More non-X Ryzen 5000 CPUs could be launched in early 2021. (Image Source: AMD)
More non-X Ryzen 5000 CPUs could be launched in early 2021. (Image Source: AMD)
AMD may have increased price points for the Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs, but keep in mind that we have not yet seen any non-X versions. According to a new leak, the non-X Ryzen 5000 CPUs are expected to launch in Q1 2021, and the Ryzen 5 5600 could be priced at $220 while almost matching the performance of an Intel Core i7-10700.
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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.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1467 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-10-14 (Update: 2020-10-14)