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Black Friday is full of Ryzen CPU deals at the moment and there has never been a better time to build yourself a new gaming PC. With the recent release of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series processors, prices have come down by quite some way on the older 3000 CPUs. Normally we wouldn’t recommend older generation stock but Ryzen 3000 CPUs still hold their value very well and offer a great balance for both gaming and multi-tasking.
It wasn’t all that long ago the Ryzen 9 3950X was regarded as the best desktop processor money could buy. The 3950X has only recently been knocked off its perch by the new line-up but you’d be a fool if you think this isn’t still a powerful CPU.
The 3950X is the perfect deal for those who love to game with a bit of content creation on the side. As mentioned, this processor can smash through most tasks thanks to its 16 cores and 32 threads. The processor supports PCIe 4.0 on X570 motherboards and will help deliver high FPS counts without breaking a sweat.
The Ryzen 9 3950X was originally around $750 and while it has had small discounts in the past, we have never seen it as low as it is this Black Friday.