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 worth level it hits a punch, and the boffins at HUKD have noticed a superb deal for the 5800X at CCL. There, you will discover 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 way in which it really works is fairly easy – you have to get your whole 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 convey the value right 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 contemplate the 5800X? I believe I’ve beforehand taken a good stab at answering that query, so I am going to flip it over to Previous Will. Right here we go:
The Ryzen 7 5800X was an ideal gaming CPU when it launched in 2020, and it stays one of many quickest choices going regardless of the latest 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 manner 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 eventualities (eg gaming at 1080p with a superb GPU), and far much less when the GPU load is increased – both while you’re gaming at a better decision or when you could have a much less highly effective GPU then the 3090 I used for my testing.
So: £235 is an superior worth for a high-end CPU, and may depart a good quantity in your price range for an ideal graphics card that can contribute way more to total gaming efficiency – particularly as AM4 motherboards and DDR4 RAM are less expensive than their next-gen counterparts.