Will it last? Good question and only time will tell. That said, the Ryzen 7 5800X has occasionally popped up on the shelves more often than the rest of the Zen 3 stack and other hardware that is in short supply. At the time of writing, it is available for purchase from several online providers, priced at MSRP.
Amazon offers free shipping to Prime members, as well as free returns ̵
Newegg, meanwhile, has the slightly lower price, and also offers free shipping. It’s been a long time since I’ve returned anything to Newegg and I do not remember how it went. But if you want to save 99 cents, then go.
It’s not just Amazon and Newegg that seemingly flush with stock, either. You can also buy the Ryzen 7 5800X from several other places, such as directly from AMD, B&H Photo and Adorama. It’s not in stock at Best Buy right now, and only third-party sellers are chopping the chip at inflated prices at Walmart. But it can be changed at any time, given that at least five other places have it in stock at its regular price.
It’s $ 100 cheaper, and it uses 8 cores and 16 wires to hammer a variety of workloads. Stock clocks check in at 3.8 GHz (base) and 4.7 GHz (max boost), and it also has 32 MB of L3 cache. It is a solid processor suitable for general productivity tasks, video editing, games and streaming. Obviously, more cores and threads will serve some of these tasks even better, but still the Ryzen 7 5800X is a strong piece of silicon.