The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X occupies the pole position in our summary of the best gaming CPUs, the only real disadvantage is the price (especially because it does not include a refrigerator included). Now that it is more widely available, however, it has prone to discount prices. Of course, you can buy one today $ 494.99 Antonline (via the retailer's eBay account).
That’s a good chunk below its $ 549 PVP. It’s even $ 5 below the selling price of Micro Center, which is notable because Micro Center often reduces competition, as you need to be warned that you need to live near one of its stores. If you do and also need a motherboard, this is your best bet: you can save an extra € 20 by grouping the CPU with an eligible mobo. Otherwise, this is the lowest price.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | 12 cores, 24 threads | From 3.7 GHz to 4.8 GHz |
$ 549 $ 494.99 on eBay via Antonline (save $ 54.01)
Based on AMD’s state-of-the-art Zen 3 architecture and equipped with plenty of cores and threads, this CPU will handle any kind of workload you cause.
The 5900X is a strong cut of silicon. Under the hood are 12 cores and 24 threads to remove the workloads of several threads. In the stock configuration, it works from 3.7 GHz (base) to 4.8 GHz (maximum increase). It also has a generous 64 MB of L3 cache and PCI Express 4.0 support, the latter being a feature of AMD's Zen 3 architecture.
Only another Zen 3 processor chip is in front of the 5900X, which is the 16-wire / 32-wire Ryzen 9 5950X. This will cost you about $ 250 more than this deal, however, a savings you could apply elsewhere (such as a GPU, if you find any in stock).
There is no real test for the future, but it is one of those CPUs that will last a long time before it feels long. I would suggest pairing it with an X570 motherboard and a PCIe 4.0 SSD and, realistically, any GPU you can get.