This powerful AMD Ryzen CPU is now $200 cheaper

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Even though the Zen 4 processors are here, and better than ever, that doesn't mean there aren't still plenty of powerful gems from the previous generation. One such processor is the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, which was a high-end chip back in 2021, with an 8-core, 16-thread processor and a huge 4.7GHz boost clock. At one point it was on our best AMD processors list, with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D variant still on the list even now.

Its original price was $449, but thanks to an excellent discount it's now at its lowest price in quite some time. This AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is currently just $242.50 at Newegg, which is an excellent discount of $200. If you need a solid processor for productivity or creative work, this is a great deal to take advantage of right now.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X deal

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: $799 now $497.99 at Newegg

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This is still one of the best AMD processors, even with the Zen 4 generation chips dropping. It sports an 8-core, 16-thread count, 4.7GHz boost, and 32 MB L3 cache. And for this price, it's a complete steal, and absolutely perfect for a budget PC build.

The best AMD processors rival Intel silicon, and the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is no exception, and worthy competition for the 12th-generation Intel CPUs. What makes this chip even better is that it's perfect for building a budget PC, which is a practice that's become increasingly more difficult with all these premium chips entering the market. 

It does use DDR4 instead of DDR5 RAM, which could be a drawback for someone who wants nothing but the newest and best for gaming, but for most budget gamers this is a non-issue. 

If you want even more great deals on processors, check out our best cheap processors page, which features plenty of chips at a great price.

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Allisa James
Computing Staff Writer

Named by the CTA as a CES 2023 Media Trailblazer, Allisa is a Computing Staff Writer who covers breaking news and rumors in the computing industry, as well as reviews, hands-on previews, featured articles, and the latest deals and trends. In her spare time you can find her chatting it up on her two podcasts, Megaten Marathon and Combo Chain, as well as playing any JRPGs she can get her hands on.