Question Are Ryzen 5000 prices very erratic elsewhere too?

mikeymikec

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I bought a few AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processors recently (upgrading customers' computers so they're textbook-compatible with Win11), for about £150 UKP each. Suddenly they're £273 each.

I saw this a while ago when I was flirting with a platform upgrade, I made a note of the 5700X's price at about £220, then suddenly it was £270 and now it's £307. Is something squirrelly going on with supply worldwide or is this a UK economy thing? I've seen a few price rises lately but nothing as erratic as AMD Ryzen 5xxx prices.
 

fleshconsumed

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Not really erratic, but prices are up slightly and there are fewer sales. 5950x got as low as $480 at microcenter over here, but it's back to $520. Newegg did a couple of $99 5600 sales (they went super quick practically impossible to get one), but now it's up to $150 on a sale. Probably a residual bump after new gen pricing reveal, the new gen is super expensive so it stands to reason that last gen would see a bump in demand.
 
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VirtualLarry

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Have the 3600 gone up again yet? I picked up several @ $132 USD ea. (They had them on SS a few days later with a $10 coupon too.)

Edit: Cheapest "New" is Platinum Micro @ $149, Newegg is sold out @ $199.
 
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DrMrLordX

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Not really useful info but just for laughs: AMD is charging more for the 5950X on their direct store than the 7950X:

7950X: $699
5950X: $799

@fleshconsumed

Adorama has the 5950X for $499 still. But it does look like AMD is letting supplies dry up on these CPUs, and that's kinda weird . . .
 
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Ranulf

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Everything depends on price. But if you get 6 Zen3 cores with 32MB unified cache at current 3600A-level prices, I wouldn't complain at all.
Well sure, but via pcpartpicker, the 3600 is currently $139 and a 5600 is $159 in the US. Used market seems to be $50-75 on average right now for a 3600.
 

mikeymikec

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In the UK I can now get the 5600G for near enough the earlier price I paid (~£160). It's not just one supplier either doing these weird price bounces.

Not really useful info but just for laughs: AMD is charging more for the 5950X on their direct store than the 7950X:

7950X: $699
5950X: $799
I've seen that behaviour plenty of times with my usual supplier, e.g. 3000 series CPUs going for higher prices than their nearest comparable 5000 series counterpart.
 

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Well sure, but via pcpartpicker, the 3600 is currently $139 and a 5600 is $159 in the US. Used market seems to be $50-75 on average right now for a 3600.
Here, the 3600A variant is slightly more expensive (63DKK/$8.30) then a 5500. For the premium you get 16MB more L2 and PCIe 4, but loose the cooler. Frequencies are identical.

If you compare against the 5600G, the 3600A is cheaper (287DKK/$37.83), has more cache and PCIe 4. If you don't care about the IGP, it's a pretty good deal if you get Zen3 cores instead of Zen2.
 
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coercitiv

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In the UK I can now get the 5600G for near enough the earlier price I paid (~£160).
I'm seeing similar equivalent pricing in Eastern Europe (~£160, taxes included). I think you may be witnessing a novel case of market PTCD - Post-traumatic crypto disorder, with some suppliers still living in the era of inflated GPU prices, and therefore valuing AMD APUs far above their suggested retail price. On the other side you have suppliers following AMDs lead with low prices. The result is wild swings based on local availability.
 

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