Announced at the very beginning of October, AMD’s new core-full processors, the Ryzen 5000 series and their Zen 3 architecture are commercially available.
AMD is on schedule, that’s good. He had promised to sufficiently fill the stocks of all the models of Ryzen 5, 7 and 9 chips, which set the stage for this new generation of computing components. But, in reality, this is not really the case and the prices are not those advertised!
AMD specifies, in its official communication, that the most affordable of the new Ryzen, the Ryzen 5 5600X, is available from 314.90 euros. We took a quick tour of our reference brands (Top Achat and Materiel.net) to make sure, where we noticed a slight price difference. This bullet is displayed at 349 euros (Top Buy) or 378.95 euros (Mat.net). It is also the only one that you can add to your basket at the time of writing, on both sites.
The Ryzen 7 5800X (529.99 or 549.90 euros), Ryzen 9 5900X (629.99 or 659.95 euros) and the titanic Ryzen 9 5950X (949.99 or 979.94 euros) are all out of stock on the sites of French e-merchants. All are also sold at a higher price than the prices at which they were advertised. Traders are certainly free to set the prices as they see fit in France … but all the same. You will therefore have to scour the Web to find these references, perhaps at a lower price.
Go to Amazon? We went there and even observed: the CPUs shine by their lack of availability. In addition, they are not yet sold directly by the e-commerce giant, whose official price is not displayed.
BIOS update required!
Remember that if you have a recent AMD motherboard (500 chipset), switching from an old Ryzen to a new one is possible. The socket (AM4) can accommodate new arrivals. However, you must make sure that an update for the BIOS of your card is available from its designer.
For owners of older motherboards (400 chipset only), the new BIOS versions, which will allow compatibility with the Ryzen 5000 Series, will only be rolled out in the coming weeks, a little patience.