AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D Will Launch as a MicroCenter Exclusive for $229.99 on July 7

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MicroCenter has announced that it will exclusively carry the limited edition AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D processor which will launch on July 7. It was only a couple of weeks ago that a leak suggested that AMD was prepping its next Ryzen 5 AM4 offering for a July release but at the time it was not expected to be a retailer exclusive. At $229.99 this 6-core/12-thread processor will be roughly $60 less than the 8-core/16-thread 5800X3D which has been hovering around $289 in recent weeks.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D appears to be a bit more power-hungry than its non-X3D counterpart as its TDP is 40W higher than the 5600X at 105W vs 65W. Additionally, the base clock is 300 Hz slower, boost is also reduced by 200 Hz, but the L3 cache has jumped from 32 MB to 96 MB. Meanwhile, MicroCenter has dropped the price of the 5600X down to $147.98.

5600X3D Specifications:

  • Number of cores/threads: 6/12
  • Clock speeds: 3.3 GHz base and up to4.4 GHz boost
  • TDP: 105W
  • L2/L3 Cache: 3 MB/96 MB
  • Memory Support: 128 GB up to DDR4-3200

From MicroCenter:

Micro Center, a premier destination for computer hardware and electronics, is thrilled to announce the exclusive launch of the AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X3D processor. This limited-edition processor offers outstanding price-to-performance value, allowing gamers to enhance their gaming experiences without compromising their budget. Available exclusively at Micro Center starting July 7th, 2023, the AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X3D processor delivers exceptional power and responsiveness, setting a new standard for gaming performance at an unbeatable price.

Designed with an impressive base clock speed of 3.3 GHz and a boosted speed of up to 4.4 GHz1, the AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X3D processor delivers amazing speed and responsiveness, ensuring seamless gameplay even in the most demanding scenarios. With its 6 cores and 12 threads, this processor effortlessly handles multitasking requirements, empowering gamers with the processing power they need to dominate their virtual worlds. The extensive 96MB L3 Cache enhances data transfer speeds, optimizing overall performance. Thanks to its CPU Socket AM4 compatibility, the AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X3D processor seamlessly integrates into a wide range of systems.

“At Micro Center, we are thrilled to partner with AMD and introduce the limited-edition AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D processor to our valued customers,” said Warren Beneson, Chief Merchandising Officer at Micro Center. “We are committed to delivering exceptional value to gamers, and the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D processor embodies that commitment. It offers an unparalleled gaming experience at an unbeatable price point. With this exclusive offering, gamers can push the boundaries of performance and elevate their gaming endeavors to new heights. We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary opportunity to our valued customers.”

With a default TDP of 105W, the AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X3D processor strikes an optimal balance between performance and power efficiency. With Precision Boost 22 and memory overclocking support3, the processor’s impressive specifications and advanced architecture ensure top-notch gaming experiences right out of the box.

In addition to its exceptional gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X3D processor caters to the needs of creators and architects, making it an ideal choice for 3D rendering and design tasks. With its powerful 6 cores and 12 threads, combined with a substantial 96MB L3 Cache, this processor delivers the computational strength required for demanding rendering workloads. Its impressive clock speeds and efficient architecture ensure swift and reliable performance, enabling creators to bring their artistic visions to life with efficiency and precision. Whether you’re a passionate gamer or a creative professional, the AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X3D processor stands as a versatile and high-performance solution.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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