Getting hold of stock for pretty much anything has been fairly impossible this year. With every new product launch from the PS5 to the Nvidia 30-series GPUs, consumers have been met with next-to-no stock and bots lapping up what small amounts were available. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if you’d missed out on your hardware of choice in 2020. But, that could be about to change for our UK readers as retailer Scan has outlined their incoming stock levels for the AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs – just in time for Christmas.
Scan has actually outlined exactly how much stock of each CPU they will be receiving, as well as how many outstanding pre-orders there are. So, we’re able to see exactly what the situation is, and how likely it is to be able to get hold of the chips we want.
|DELIVERIES TO SCAN|
|WC 7TH DEC|
|WC 14TH DEC|
|WC 21ST DEC|
|WC 28TH DEC|
|WC 4TH JAN
|RYZEN 9 5950X||181||Expected|
|RYZEN 9 5900X||980||TBC||Expected|
|RYZEN 7 5800X||209||Expected|
|RYZEN 5 5600X||126||Expected|
To make sure you’re getting hold of the best CPU for you out of the AMD 5000 series, let’s break down the specs in more detail.
|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X||16||32||4.9||72 MB L2+L3||105W|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900X||12||24||4.8||72 MB L2+L3||105W|
|AMD RyzenAMD Ryzen 9 5800X 5600X||8||16||4.7||36MB||105W|
|AMD Ryzen 5600X||6||12||4.6||35MB||65W|
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
The highest-spec chip in the 5000 series is the 5950X. This retails for a whopping $799 and comes with 16 cores and 32 threads to deliver some serious performance. If you’re after a CPU that can handle multi-core tasks such as Adobe Premiere, After Effects, or Photoshop, as well as 3D modeling and rendering programs. While it can also be great for some more demanding games, if you’re only looking for gaming performance – the 5950X could be a little overpowered for your needs.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
If you’re looking for the best CPU for gaming performance, then the 5900X is probably the one for you. There won’t be a huge difference in performance between this and the 5950X, but the 5900X comes in a fair bit cheaper at $549. You can check out how it performed in a number of games in our own benchmarking video above, where we paired it with an Nvidia 3090 GPU.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Not everyone has the cash available to splash out on the expensive 5900X or 5950X – for you, the 5800X could be a perfect choice. Coming in at $449, it’s a much more affordable option for those looking for next-gen gaming performance.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
The cheapest available option in the new 5000 series is the 5600X which comes in at just $299. This is still a great option for PC gamers who are sticking to a stricter budget when building their first PC. But, if you’re looking at upgrading, we’d recommend either holding out for a price drop to bring it in line with last gen’s 3600X. Or, invest a bit more cash and give yourself the upgrade you deserve.
Will you be getting hold of a 5000-series from Scan when their new stock drops? Let us know which CPU you’ll be investing in in the comments below!