The Ryzen 7 5700X is currently going for US$189.99 on eBay with free shipping and returns. The processor packs 8 cores, 16 threads, and 36 MB of total cache. Like other Zen 3 CPUs, the chip can be slotted into any AM4 board that supports Zen 3 CPUs.
AMD released the Ryzen 7 5700X in 2022 as a slightly cut-down version of the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 5800X for US$299. The Ryzen 7 5700X packs the same number of cores as the Ryzen 7 5800X but has reduced clock speeds of 3.4 GHz base and 4.6 GHz boost clocks and a 65 W TDP.
The Ryzen 7 5700X is hard to recommend at full retail, as you can find considerably better chips for US$300. Fortunately, you can now find the processor for less than US$200 on eBay. Antonline has the Ryzen 7 5700X on sale for US$237, a US$61 discount on the retail price. You can bring this price down further to US$189.99 after applying the NEWYEARTWENTY coupon code at checkout.
Per third-party reviews, the Ryzen 7 5700X is adequately powerful for both productivity as well as gaming workloads. For instance, according to TechPowerUp, the Ryzen 7 5700X scores 15,259 with PBO enabled in Cinebench R23’s multi-threaded benchmark which is only 3% slower than the stock Ryzen 7 5800X. The Ryzen 7 5700X also performs practically identical to the Ryzen 7 5800X in gaming.
Put simply, if you need a CPU for gaming and content creation, the Ryzen 7 5700X is an excellent buy at US$189.99.
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Fawad Murtaza – Tech Writer – 328 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I am Fawad, a fellow tech nerd. As a tech junkie, my relationship with technology goes back to my childhood years. Getting my first Intel Pentium 4 PC was the start of journey that would eventually bring me to Notebookcheck. Finally, I have been writing for tech media since 2018. From small no-name projects to industry leaders, I have worked with a number of tech publications.
Fawad Murtaza, 2023-01-16 (Update: 2023-01-16)