AMD’s cheapest eight-core Ryzen 5000 processor has hit a new low price at Amazon UK, it’s a great time to buy a Ryzen 7 5700X to upgrade your machine from an older Ryzen model – or build a new one shiny. The CPU is currently £185, down 44% from its retail price of £329 and even cheaper than it was yesterday.
The 5700X is significantly better than the similarly-sounding and similarly-priced Ryzen 5700G (£182), has integrated graphics but has a half-size L3 cache and doesn’t support PCIe 4.0, since it’s native from laptop-grade silicon.
In fact, the £185 5700X is very close to the £225 5800X, with the same core/thread count, cache allocation, and overall architecture. In fact, the only difference is that the 5700X has a rated turbo speed of 4.6 GHz compared to the 5800X’s 4.7 GHz and a lower rated TDP – but in real use you can easily easily change the default power target to unlock more performance and the two CPUs will be indistinguishable unless you use the benchmarking tools. With a £40 difference in price, that makes the 5700X the better choice by far!
To use this CPU you will need an AM4 socket motherboard, most likely a B550 or X570 board, although some previous generations also have BIOS updates available to support Ryzen 5000. Thankfully , these motherboards are very cheap these days compared to their AM5 counterparts, and DDR4 RAM is similarly good value.
What do you think of this CPU – are you even considering a Ryzen 5000 system or are you happy where you stand? Let us know in the comments section below and stay out there cool.