You can grab the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16C/32T) for just $520, save $280

AMD's flagship Ryzen 9 5950X processor is $280 off right now, down from $800 to $520... rocking 16 cores and 32 threads.

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AMD has lowered the price of its higher-end Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs, with the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X processor discounted by $280... from $800 down to $520.

You can grab the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16C/32T) for just $520, save $280 03

The deals quickly hit a few retailers, with big ones like Amazon dropping their prices, but then it looks like AMD has lowered the MSRP for distributors and big retailers. Why? Intel's new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs are kick-ass, and selling well, and AMD has no real answer -- apart from the stop-gap Ryzen 7 5800X3D -- until Zen 4 later year.

For now, we get to enjoy some huge discounts on the Ryzen 9 5950X (16C/32T), Ryzen 9 5900X (12C/24T) and Ryzen 7 5800X (8C/16T) processors. The Ryzen 9 5950X was $800, now $520 -- a discount of a huge $280. The Ryzen 9 5900X was $550, with $180 discount it's now available for $370 while the Ryzen 7 5800X was $450 with $130 off, down to $320.

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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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