Black Friday is almost here but that hasn't stopped vendors from dropping prices on some of our favorite hardware. To help make things easier for our readers this year, we're gathering the best deals on tech we can find and highlighting at least one notable deal every weekday.

We use third-party applications like PCPartPicker to evaluate vendor price history and recommend our readers do the same as any of these could change in an instant. Today we're sharing a discount through Newegg on the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X: was $399, now $334 @Newegg

With high-end CPUs being in short supply, the Ryzen 7 3800X offers an interesting option for building a fast yet modestly-priced system – even if it's not AMD's latest-and-greatest. In this case, the 3800X offers 8 Zen 2 cores with SMT, for a total of 16 threads.

The base clockspeed on the chip is 3.9GHz, but the chip can turbo as high as 4.5GHz – and indeed with most performance-focused motherboards it should be able to hold at its turbo frequency indefinitely.

You'll need an AMD 400 or 500 series motherboard with an AM4 socket to support this processor.

Finally, this processor does come with a stock cooler, via the inclusion of AMD's popular Wraith Prism cooler.

Visit the Ryzen 7 3800X product page on Newegg for more details and checkout options. And be sure to use promo code EMCGGGR23 when checking out to lock in this deal.




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  • toaste - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    It's actually an open question whether the 3800x is better binned, because the 3700x has to hit frequency at much lower power. Vortez's 3800x review noted that they hit a thermal wall sooner than their 3700x sample, with the 3700x sitting about 10C lower for the same clock speeds. And Guru3d's PBO tuning netted a higher Cinebench mulitcore score on the 3700x than the 3800x.

    So it might actually be that the 3700x is the better bin, but it's a pretty close race. At stock power limits the 3800x will hold higher average frequency, but if you somehow had a representative sample of both products forced into the same power limit, it's not clear which group would come out ahead.
  • lmcd - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    Thanks for the quick explainer! Reply
  • Crazyeyeskillah - Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - link

    3800x (and 5800x for that matter) is their leakiest, shittiest, fully activated silicon that couldn't make the cut for server chips, threadripper, or the x950 series parts. Why people can't wrap their head around this boggles my mind. just look at the tdp, it's the worse in their entire product portfolio across dozens of cpu's. Not just that, but they charge a PREMIUM for it. It's irritates me to no end how you can shuck your relative trash off to uniformed consumers for top dollar. Reply
  • Assimilator87 - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    Please edit "hyperthreading" to SMT. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    Thanks! Reply

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