AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D to Launch July 7th for $229 at Micro Center Only


 Micro Center announced today that AMD’s new, limited-edition Ryzen 5 5600X3D processor would be available exclusively at its stores for $229 while supplies last. In a completely unique arrangement between AMD and Micro Center, the retailer will be the sole source of Ryzen 5 5600X3D processors for the duration of their availability.

The six-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 5600X3D features 96MB of total L3 cache, which comes courtesy of AMD’s game-boosting 3D V-Cache tech, and drops into AM4 platforms that support DDR4 memory, thus providing a lower-cost pathway to a powerful budget gaming system that will trade blows with the best CPUs for gaming, perhaps even taking the crown of the best mid-range gaming chip. The Ryzen 5 5600X3D rounds out AMD’s portfolio of gaming-specific X3D processors, which now spans from $229 up to $669.

Intel’s Core i5-13400 processors currently lead the mid-range gaming market, but the Ryzen 5 5600X3D will have overall similar pricing yet likely provide faster gaming performance. It could even potentially rival far more expensive processors, like AMD’s own $540 Ryzen 9 7950X.

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  Price Cores / Threads (P+E) Arch. P-Core Base / Boost Clock (GHz) Cache (L2/L3) TDP / PBP / MTP
Ryzen 9 7950X3D $669 16 / 32 Zen 4 4.2 / 5.7 144MB (16+128) 120W / 162W
Ryzen 9 7900X3D $535 12 / 24 Zen 4 4.4 / 5.6 140MB (12+128) 120W / 162W
Ryzen 7 7800X3D $438 8 /16 Zen 4 4.2 / 5.0 104MB (8+96) 120W / 162W
Ryzen 7 5800X3D $289 8 /16 Zen 3 3.4 / 4.5 104MB (8+96) 105W
Ryzen 5 5600X3D $229 6 / 12 Zen 3 3.3 / 4.4 99MB (3+96) 105W

Micro Center will also sell a $329 bundle with the six-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 56003XD, an ASUS B550-Plus TUF motherboard, and 16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 memory. At launch, the retailer will offer a pre-built PowerSpec G516 system with a Radeon 6650XT, 16GB of memory, and a 500GB NVMe SSD, but the company hasn’t shared pricing information for those systems yet.

Micro Center will only sell the Ryzen 5 5600X3D processors in its stores while supply lasts, beginning July 7. AMD and Micro Center haven’t confirmed the number of processors that will be available, but Micro Center expects to have stock for a few months. Let’s dive into the details.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D Specifications and Pricing

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  Street/MSRP Cores / Threads (P+E) P-Core Base / Boost Clock (GHz) E-Core Base / Boost Clock (GHz) Cache (L2/L3) TDP / PBP / MTP Memory
Ryzen 7 7800X3D $440 8 / 16 4.2 / 5.0 Row 0 – Cell 4 104MB (8+96) 120W / 162W DDR5-5200
Ryzen 7 5800X3D $289 ($449) 8 /16 3.4 / 4.5   100MB (4+96) 105W DDR4-3200
Ryzen 5 7600 $219 6 / 12 3.8 / 5.1   38MB (6+32) 65W / 88W DDR5-5200
Core i5-13400 / 13400F $228 – $205 (F) 10 / 16 (6+4) 2.5 / 4.6 1.8 / 3.3 29.5MB (9.5+20) 65W /148W DDR4-3200 / DDR5-4800
Ryzen 5 5600X3D $229 6 / 12 3.3 / 4.4 99MB (3+96) 105W DDR4-3200
Ryzen 5 5600X $145 6 / 12 3.7 / 4.6   35MB (3+32) 65W DDR4-3200
Ryzen 5 5600 $129 6 / 12 3.5 / 4.4   35MB (3+32) 65W DDR4-3200



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