Earlier this week, AMD launched their new Zen 3/Ryzen 5000 series CPUs making big claims about their performance, stating the Ryzen 9 5900X is the best gaming CPU in the world.

During the launch, their announced the official US pricing which showed up to a 20% price hike for the Ryzen 5 5600X along with removing the Wraith Stealth CPU cooler from the higher up CPUs.

In the UK, as usual, pricing is even worse. Overclockers have their product pages up stating the price and that the product will be available soon.

AMD Zen 3/Ryzen 5000 series UK Pricing vs Ryzen 3000XT series

Overclockers
AMDCores ThreadsBase/TurboL3 CacheTDPMSRPPrice rise %
Ryzen 9 5950X16c/32t3400 / 490064 MB105 W£749.992.9%
Ryzen 9 5900X12c/24t3700 / 480064 MB105 W£529.9910%
Ryzen 7 5800X8c/16t3800 / 470032 MB105 W£428.9919%
Ryzen 5 5600X6c/12t3700 / 460032 MB65 W£289.9926%

At the bottom of the pack, the Ryzen 5600X has increased by a massive 26% in comparison to the Ryzen 5 3600XT.

Then with the Ryzen 5800X is 19% more than 3800XT. The 3800XT was also supplied without a cooler, but the 3800X came with the Wraith Prism.

For the Ryzen 9 5900X it is 10% more expensive than the 3900XT which is the same price rise as seen in the US. On a more positive note, AMD claimed that this is the best gaming CPU in the world offering a 6.8% advantage over the Intel Core i9-10900K.

Currently, the Intel Core i9-10900K sells for £569.99 which is 7.5% more expensive than the launch price of the 5900X. Let's just hope the limited number AMD did internally reflect real-world performance at launch.

With the Ryzen 9 5950X things don’t look too bad, with just a 2.9% price rise, which is actually lower than the US has seen.

AMD Zen 3/Ryzen 5000 series US Pricing vs Ryzen 3000XT series

AMDCores ThreadsBase/TurboL3 CacheTDPMSRPPrice rise %
Ryzen 9 5950X16c/32t3400 / 490064 MB105 W$7996.70%
Ryzen 9 5900X12c/24t3700 / 480064 MB105 W$54910%
Ryzen 7 5800X8c/16t3800 / 470032 MB105 W$44912.50%
Ryzen 5 5600X6c/12t3700 / 460032 MB65 W$29920%