The best gaming CPU, AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X, is now cheaper than it's ever been

AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X takes pole position in our roundup of the best gaming CPUs, the only real downside being the price (especially since it doesn’t come with a bundled cooler). Now that it’s more widely available, though, it’s prone discounted pricing. To wit, you can buy one today for $494.99 from Antonline (through the retailer’s eBay account).

That’s a good chunk below its $549 MSRP. It’s even $5 below Micro Center’s asking price, which is notable because Micro Center typically undercuts the competition with the caveat being you need to live near one of its retail locations. If you do, and you also need a motherboard, that’s still your best bet—you can save an additional $20 when bundling the CPU with an eligible mobo. Otherwise, this is the lowest price around.

All-Around Work Horse

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | 12 Cores, 24 Threads | 3.7GHz to 4.8GHz | $549 $494.99 at eBay via Antonline (save $54.01)
Base on AMD’s latest generation Zen 3 architecture, and armed with a whole bunch of cores and threads, this CPU will handle any kind of workload you throw at it.
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