If you were hoping to get a cheap upgrade to the new AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D gaming CPU, then unless you live in the US we’ve got some bad news for you. The CPU has now been officially announced, but it’s not going to be available anywhere outside the US, and even there it will only be available at one retailer, which is Microcenter.
Speaking to Custom PC, an AMD representative confirmed that the Ryzen 5 5600X3D is a ‘Microcenter exclusive in the US.’ The reason, according to AMD, is because there is a limited amount of stock of this new six-core Socket AM4 CPU.
‘AMD has a limited supply of Ryzen 5 5600X3D processors,’ AMD tells us, ‘and chose to partner with Microcenter in celebration of their Indianapolis store opening. All available supply has been consumed by this partnership.’
That’s a shame for anyone living outside the US, as the Ryzen 5 5600X3D looks set to be a compelling gaming chip for a cheap price of just $230. The 5600X3D has the same 96MB of L3 cache as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, although it also has a slightly lower boost clock of 4.4GHz, compared to 4.5GHz on the 5800X3D.
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