I checked the weather report and the hell isn't frozen yet. Still, AMD's best version of Zen 3, the Ryzen 9 5950X, is not only in stock (as it has been a bit more often lately), but also sells for less than its list price. .
Newegg is the seller and is selling the Ryzen desktop chip on eBay for $ 779. The amount of savings depends on the price you compare it to: $ 20 below the stated purchase price and $ 70 below the current rate ($ 849) on Newegg's own website and Amazon.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X | 16 cores, 32 threads |
$ 849 $ 779 on Newegg via eBay (save $ 70)
This has been a difficult chip to get in MSRP until recently. It seems that AMD has managed to control the situation of high-end Zen 3 stocks, and at least right now, you can catch the Ryzen 9 5950X for a price lower than its full list price.See offer
Until recently, the 5950X was an elusive element. There are better value deals if you search the best CPU for gaming, but if you want a Zen 3 consumer to have the most kernels and threads to throw a lot of workloads (games and more), that's it.
More specifically, the 5950X uses 16 cores and 32 threads. In the stock configuration, it has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and an increase clock of up to 4.9 GHz, and it would be great to leave it that way. However, with proper cooling and extra hardware, you could release a little more chip speed (your mileage will vary, of course). It also has a lot of L3 cache (64 MB).
Simply put, this is the bloodiest version of Zen 3, and at the lowest price it has been so far, even if only for a little while.