AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU Stock Update

Retailer Scan has outlined their incoming stock levels for the AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs – just in time for Christmas! Scan has stated exactly how much stock of each CPU they will be receiving, as well as how many outstanding pre-orders there are.  This means we’re able to see exactly how likely it is to be able to get hold of the chips.

Scan revealed they have 1496 outstanding pre-orders left to fulfill. However, over December they are expecting to recieve over 6000 Ryzen CPUs with each variant of the new Zen 3 CPUs (Ryzen 9 5950x, Ryzen 9 5900x, Ryzen 7 5800x, Ryzen 5 5600x) being made available! 

How much 5000 series CPU stock will SCAN have?

After Scan have fulfilled their outstanding pre-orders, it appears, there will be plenty of stock available for you to purchase a new Ryzen 5000 series CPU! 

Will I be able to buy a Ryzen 5000 series CPU?

To make sure you’re getting hold of the best CPU for you. Let’s break down the specs for the AMD 5000 series in more detail.

AMD 5000 Series

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: 16 cores, 32 threads, 4.9 boost, 72 MB L2+L3 cache, 105W TDP AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: 12 cores, 24 threads, 4.8 boost,  72 MB L2+L3 cache, 105W TDP AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: 8 cores, 16 threads, 4.7 boost, 36MB cache, 105W TDP AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: 6 cores, 12 threads, 4.6 boost, 35MB cache, 65W TDP

AMD 5000 Series specs

Don't forget to update your BIOS!

The AMD 5000 series CPUs will require you to update your motherboard BIOS.

This video will help you perform this task! 

The highest-spec chip in the 5000 series is the 5950X.  This retails for a whopping $799! 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.  If you’re only looking for gaming performance – the 5950X could be a little overpowered for your needs.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

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. 

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Benchmark!

See how the Ryzen 9 5900x performs in our gaming benchmark! 

Not everyone has the cash available to splash out on the expensive 5900X or 5950X. 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 7 5800X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Benchmark!

See how the Ryzen 7 5800x performs in our gaming benchmark! 

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.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Benchmark!

See how the Ryzen 5 5600x performs in our gaming benchmark! 

Final Word

With the news that 5000 series CPU will be back in stock very soon, will you be getting hold of a 5000-series? Let us know on the WePC subreddit r/WePC