Update 7/27 @ 2:56 PM: AntOnline via eBay Daily Deals is now offering the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X for $269.99 shipped, beating Amazon’s price below by $10 to mark a return to its all-time low.
Amazon is offering the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core 12-thread 3.7GHz Desktop Processor for $279.99 shipped. This is a $20 discount and marks the lowest price that we’ve tracked at Amazon, though we have seen it fetch $10 less once before. As AMD’s “fastest six core processor” to date, the Ryzen 5 5600X has been touted as one of the best CPUs for gaming, and after spending several months with it, I can attest to that. Even when using an older graphics card, I can play many games at 1080p ultra 144+ FPS, with some even letting me hit 1440p 144+ FPS. All six cores and 12 threads are unlocked, feature a boost of 4.6GHz, and can even be overclocked from the factory. Rated 4.8/5 stars from thousands of happy gamers, is a #1 best-seller at Amazon, and you can take a closer look in our hands-on review.
Do you already have a 5600X already? Well, it’s time to start overclocking. While possible to overclock with the included Wraith cooler, you’ll likely want something a bit more powerful before you start turning settings up. My personal preference? The be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 air cooler. It’s available on Amazon for $85 and offers up to 250W of TDP cooling potential. Given that the Ryzen 5 5600X is only a 65W TDP processor, you’ll find plenty of headroom for cranking up core clocks and voltages while still keeping things nice and cool.
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More on the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU:
- AMD’s fastest 6 core processor for mainstream desktop, with 12 processing threads
- Can deliver elite 100+ FPS performance in the world’s most popular games
- Bundled with the quiet, capable AMD Wraith Stealth cooler
- 4.6 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 35 MB of cache, DDR-3200 support
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