Best Black Friday CPU deals 2019: Top AMD Ryzen and Intel Core processors

The best US processor deals from Amazon, Ebay and Rakuten.

While graphics card deals have been the stars of Black Friday 2019 thus far, plenty of AMD Ryzen processors have been discounted too. If you're building a PC, this represents one of the best times to pick up a new CPU. Here are the best deals on AMD Ryzen processors - and some Intel Core competitors - that we've found so far.

First, let's take a look at the third-gen Ryzen deals. These CPUs use the company's new Zen 2 cores, which provide significantly better single-threaded performance thanks to their larger cache and the transition to a 7nm manufacturing process.

Processor US Deal Price Notes
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $176 on Ebay Use code PDEALS4U
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X $186 on Ebay Use code PDEAL7
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X $305 on Ebay
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X $330 on Amazon
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Second-generation Ryzen processors can still offer strong value, particularly in multi-threaded applications and more modern games. Here are the best deals we've found on these:

Processor US Deal Price Notes
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X $120 on Amazon
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 $140 on Amazon
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $160 on Amazon
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Intel processors are also available, but relatively few are on sale. They do provide better performance than AMD in straight gaming scenarios, although AMD's processors generally require less expensive motherboards to work well and provide much better multi-threaded performance, which is great for content creation tasks. However, if gaming is all you'll be doing on your PC, Intel can still be a great choice.  Here are the best deals we've found on current-gen Intel models:

Processor US Deal Price Notes
Intel Core i5 9600K $200 on Amazon
Intel Core i7 9700K $300 on Best Buy
Intel Core i9 9900K $472 on Amazon

Have we missed a good deal? Let us know in the comments below.

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A bizarre British-American hybrid, Will turns caffeine into technology articles through a little-known process called 'writing'. His favourite games are Counter-Strike, StarCraft and Fallout 2.

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