How and where to buy an AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPU

Following the AMD Ryzen 5000-series launch, we’ve been scouring the web in search of available stock. These chips are promising serious gaming power, courtesy of the new and improved Zen 3 architecture, so it’s no wonder everyone’s clamouring to get hold of one for their next gaming PC. Problem is: You just can’t find them anywhere right now.

‘Out of stock’ is unfortunately a term us PC lot are dealing with a lot right now. From Nvidia Ampere RTX 30-series GPUs, such as the RTX 3080, to AMD’s RX 6800-series GPUs and Ryzen 5000 CPUs, there’s not a great deal of stock going around—certainly not enough for everyone clamouring to get hold of these new chunks of capable silicon.