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AM5 is more affordable than ever as Ryzen 5 7600 drops to a new low price

Finally some price cuts for budget AM5 CPUs

Updated: Mar 25, 2024 10:01 am
AM5 is more affordable than ever as Ryzen 5 7600 drops to a new low price

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Last year, we would almost always recommend that anyone building a new gaming PC on a budget to stick to AMD’s older AM4 platform. Now that price drops for AM5-compatible hardware is making it more affordable, it could be the new go-to for many. Starting with the fantastic Ryzen 5 7600 processor which now offers great value for money.

We praised this CPU in our Ryzen 5 7600 review – and while it may not be the very best CPU for gaming, it delivers solid performance without breaking the bank. It has now dropped below the $190 mark for the first time at Walmart, and we hope to see other retailers following suit.


AMD Ryzen 5 7600 (Non-X)

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AMD Ryzen 5 7600 now less than $190 on Walmart

If you’re looking for the Ryzen 5 7600 at the cheapest price possible, it looks like Walmart is the place to be. Usually priced at $229.00, it now costs just $189.99 – it’s lowest ever price according to VideoCardz. Other retailers haven’t quite matched that price, but they aren’t far off.

We’ve put together a list of different stores below to help you out. Stock on Amazon is struggling, whereas the 7600X is readily available to buy. The lowest price we’ve seen for the non-X there is $194.00.

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Should I buy the 7600 at this price?

We’d definitely recommend the 7600 now that it has dropped to less than $190. Upgrading to AM5 will future-proof your build for years to come and will facilitate easier upgrades in future.

There are a few budget friendly CPUs from AMD to consider, and the 7600 is one of the best at this new low price. If you’re wondering about how the 7600 vs 7600X compare, then the latter comes with a higher clock speed, at the expense of no stock cooler due to its higher TDP. If you want a cheap alterative that runs cool, then the non-X 7600 is the way to go. Also, if you can find the 7500F, this is an excellent choice – though it does lack an iGPU.

As a Junior Staff Writer, Jack is involved in writing and maintaining a bunch of hardware guides & reviews. With an interest in PC gaming, he now focuses on writing about monitors, headsets, and more.

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