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Deal | AMD Ryzen 9 5950X drops below US$500 on Amazon

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X now 38% off on Amazon (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X now 38% off on Amazon (Source: AMD)
Released back in early November 2020 with a US$799 price tag, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor is still stuck at the US$799 list price on Amazon. However, the ongoing 38% discount and the extra savings shaped as the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection game offering make this aging 16-core processor more appealing.

More than two years ago, on November 5, 2020, AMD released the top-of-the-line enthusiast processor Ryzen 9 5950X. While its siblings, namely the Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 9 5900X, are 12-core processors with 24 threads, the Ryzen 9 5950X sports 16 cores and 32 threads. The base clock value is 3.4 GHz across all cores and single-core boost speeds go as high as 4.9 GHz. The default TDP value of 105 W will increase depending on the overclocking settings. This processor comes unlocked and is very easy to push above the default clocks.

In addition to all the above, it should also be added that the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X comes with PCIe 4.0 and DDR4-3200 support, so while it can be considered obsolete from a few points of view, it can still be a good deal for the right price. Today, the price involved comes after applying a generous 38% discount and also receiving Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection for free as a side deal. The new price is US$498, down from the current Amazon list price (and also the processor's launch price) of US$799.

After 3,076 ratings, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X has an excellent score of 4.8/5. This score is the result of no less than 92% perfect ratings, followed by 3% 4/5 reviews. The breakdown by feature highlights the processor's stability (4.9/5), gaming performance (4.6), ease of unlocking (4.4 - a rather strange score, since it comes unlocked out of the box), and value for money (4.2).

Since it comes without a cooling solution included and overclocking it can generate a large amount of heat, it is recommended to grab a capable liquid cooling solution for this processor. Thankfully, high-end AM4 motherboards capable to exploit it properly have reasonable prices and many have been around long enough to prove their reliability.

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Codrut Nistor, 2022-12-16 (Update: 2022-12-16)