Wccftech has shared the supposed allocation and availability of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Series processors for Q1 2021, which should be useful for those of you who are curious about how difficult it’ll be to get your hands on red team’s most cutting-edge CPUs in the coming months. Apparently, the AMD Ryzen 5950X and 5900X will (unsurprisingly) be very difficult to find, while the Ryzen 5800X and 5600X SKUs will be more plentiful. You can check out the chart below, which also includes availability for select Ryzen 3000 Series processors.
“Unfortunately for AMD HEDT customers, the Ryzen 5950X and 5900X are going to be extremely tight all quarter (these parts have a massive amount of demand) and it is going to be exceedingly hard to get your hands on them without paying a heavy premium,” Wccftech noted. “At the time of writing the Ryzen 5950X which has an MSRP of $799 can be found on Amazon for $1199 or a 50% premium. The Ryzen 5900X has an MSRP of $549 and can be found on Amazon for $840 or a 53% premium.”
“Interestingly, however, AMD has given ‘some’ allocation to the older Ryzen 3900X, 3700X, and 3600X. These have proven to be the bread and butter of AMD’s offerings in the past and the company will have some availability of these SKUs from time to time and prices should remain relatively reasonable.”
Based on Q1 2021 availability, we suspect that AMD’s Ryzen 5800X might be the most popular pick for users who want to hop on Zen 3 sooner rather than later. This is an 8C/16T processor that features a boost/base clock of up to 4.7/3.8 GHz and TDP of 105 watts. MSRP is $449.
AMD Q1 2021 Factory Build Plan (Ryzen Allocation)
|5950X, 5900X, 3800X, 3300X and 3100||Very Low Qty.|
|3900X, 3700X, 3200G, 3400G and 3600X||Some Qty.|
|5800X, 5600X and 3600||Decent Qty.|