AMD's Ryzen 5000 processors have finally arrived - and as you'll find in our Ryzen 5800X and 5900X review, they're damn good, finally challenging Intel for the gaming performance crown thanks to better single-core performance. Now that they're out, you might be wondering where to order them - and that's where this page comes in. We've rounded up all the retailers in the US and UK that have stock of the new CPUs, so you can get in and out with a new processor as quickly as possible.
So why are these processors so hotly anticipated? In short, it's because Intel processors have held an advantage in games for a long time, especially at 1080p where the CPU is often the bottleneck of the system. Ryzen processors have offered great value thanks to their low cost of entry and excellent multi-threaded performance, especially for content creation applications like video encoding or 3D rendering, but that strength hasn't translated into games. With Ryzen 5000, that weakness seems to have finally been solved, with the new CPUs often performing as well or better than Intel processors in a range of games at 1080p.
All that is to say that these processors are expected to be in high demand, so here's what you need to know - and the web pages you should probably bookmark!
Where can you buy Ryzen 5000 in the UK?
You can buy Ryzen 5000 from a range of major British retailers, which we've summarised in a handy table below. Stock is expected to sell out quickly, so do consider checking a second or even third retailer if you aren't able to order from your normal favourite store.
|Overclockers (all chips)||£280 to £750|
|Ebuyer - Ryzen 5600X, 5800X, 5900X, 5950X||£280 to £750|
|Scan - Ryzen 5600X, 5800X, 5900X, 5950X||£280 to £750|
|Aria - Ryzen 5600X, 5800X, 5900X, 5950X||£280 to £750|
|AWD IT - Ryzen 5600X, 5800X, 5900X, 5950X||£280 to £750|
|CCL - Ryzen 5600X, 5800X, 5900X, 5950X||£280 to £750|
|Novatech (all chips)||£280 to £750|
|Box (all chips)||£280 to £750|
|Currys PC World - Ryzen 5600X, 5800X, 5900X, 5950X||£280 to £750|
|Amazon UK - Ryzen 5600X, 5800X, 5900X, 5950X||£280 to £750|
Where can you buy Ryzen 5000 in the US?
Ryzen 5000 is available from a wide range of major retailers, which we've summarised in a handy table below. Stock is expected to sell out quickly, so do consider checking a second or even third retailer if you aren't able to order from your normal go-to!
How fast is Ryzen 5000?
It depends on the game or other workload you run, but performance is very impressive. We're seeing the 5900X nearly match the old 3950X in some content creation tasks, while in games the 5800X and 5900X often match up favourably against the Core i9 10900K and Core i5 10600K. In some games they have a narrow lead, while in others they're slower than Intel's best but still within the same ballpark, even at 1080p. At 1440p or 4K, often the advantage is very minor indeed, making these the first Ryzen CPUs that deserve a full-throated recommendation for gaming. You can check our Ryzen 5800X and 5900X review for more details.
What's the Ryzen 5000 UK and US price?
The Ryzen 5000 series stretches from the $300 Ryzen 5 3600X to the $800 Ryzen 9 5950X. In the UK, the price spread is £280 to £750 in the UK. You can see the full price and spec breakdown in the table below.
That's all the Ryzen 5000 order info we've come across so far. Of course, we'll return to update this page regularly with all the best Ryzen 5000 prices when they're available and as soon as when we spot them, so do stay tuned! We'll also tweet out stock updates and deals from @dealsfoundry, so be sure to follow us there if you want instant updates as soon as stock appears.
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