AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D: Where to buy, price & specs

Joel Loynds
AMD CPU with 5600X3D?! in front of it

AMD’s next CPU has been confirmed to be for the last-generation platform, AM4. The 5600X3D is set to bring the 3D V-Cache to an entry-level price point.

AMD’s Ryzen 5600X3D is to be the company’s new AM4 processor, confirmed by Micro Center and AMD. Now on AM5 for its current gaming CPUs, going back to AM4 means you can circumvent a costly platform upgrade that would require a new motherboard and DDR5 RAM.

While future-proofing your system is always recommended, the performance of the current AM4 CPUs is still outstanding and leaves those on a budget with some great options. It appears that AMD has caught wind of this and plans to keep the platform going for some time with a new addition.

Not much is known about the 5600X3D’s performance, but we now have confirmed the specs and price.

Where to buy the Ryzen 5 5600X3D

Micro Center will be the only store you can buy the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D from. It’ll cost $229 and is already being included in some prebuilt PCs on the site.

Ryzen 5 5600X3D release date

Micro Center image of the 5600X3D AMD box

AMD has come out and announced that the 5600X3D will launch on July 7, and is exclusive to Micro Center.

Launching this year, the 5600X3D will be the seventh CPU AMD has launched this year for the desktop. Counting the newly released laptop chips, Z1 and Z1 Extreme found inside the Asus ROG Ally, AMD starts to hit the double digits.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D specs

SpecAMD 5600X3D
L2 Cache3MB
L3 Cache96MB
Base Clock3.3GHz
Boost Clock4.4GHz

The specs for the 5600X3D originally leaked out thanks to Twitter user chi11eddog, who spotted the upcoming CPU on a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet houses all the specs, along with its OPN, or processor name.

AMD isn’t holding back, despite releasing a new product on the last-gen platform. Across six cores and 12 threads, you’ll receive a base clock of 3.3GHz, and that can be boosted to 4.4GHz. You also have to remember that it is coming with that killer 3D V-Cache that sets the AMD 3D CPUs from the competition each time.

Despite being a weaker chip on paper, we’re expecting some exceptional performance to be squeezed out of this in the budget PC builds.

However, AMD appears to be launching the AM4-based chip this year as the price of the 5800X3D has bottomed out in a lot of places fairly recently. This could be to try to circumvent this and provide a truly cheaper alternative.

Ryzen 5 5600X3D price

AMD 5600X3D with the date july 7 and a tiny font with an asterisk saying exclusive to micro center?!

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D will launch at $229 and is exclusively available at Micro Center. As previously mentioned, the 5800X3D has also seen price slashes across the board, with Amazon slashing it by nearly 40% in recent weeks.

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