The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is an effective gaming CPU with higher content material creation efficiency than the costlier 5800X3D – despite the fact that it is slower than the X3D in gaming. Nonetheless, at its value level it hits a punch, and the boffins at HUKD have noticed a superb deal for the 5800X at CCL. There, you’ll find the 5800X for £235 while you use code AFF15 with some nifty extras: a 64GB Micro SD card and a code for Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves.
The best way it really works is fairly easy – you’ll want to get your complete basket over £250 for the AFF15 code to work. So, choose something on the shop that is greater than £5.51, like this Micro SD card, add it to your basket alongside the 5800X, then use the AFF15 code to carry the worth all the way down to the £235 we quoted. The sport code will come along with your order, no opt-in vital, from what we perceive.
So: why think about the 5800X? I believe I’ve beforehand taken an honest stab at answering that query, so I will flip it over to Previous Will. Right here we go:
The Ryzen 7 5800X was a fantastic gaming CPU when it launched in 2020, and it stays one of many quickest choices going regardless of the current launch of Ryzen 7000 processors late final month. The 5800X additionally has two main benefits: it really works on a variety of low-cost motherboards with DDR4 RAM, and it is approach cheaper than the [also eight-core] 7700X…
By way of efficiency, the 5800X delivers round 80% of the efficiency of the 7700X in some CPU-limited situations (eg gaming at 1080p with a superb GPU), and far much less when the GPU load is greater – both while you’re gaming at the next decision or when you’ve gotten a much less highly effective GPU then the 3090 I used for my testing.
So: £235 is an superior value for a high-end CPU, and will depart an honest quantity in your price range for a fantastic graphics card that may contribute much more to total gaming efficiency – particularly as AM4 motherboards and DDR4 RAM are less expensive than their next-gen counterparts.