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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  • jmunjr - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    The 3800X was $279 last January at Microcenter. Damn Covid. Reply
  • bji - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    Microcenter is not a widescale retailer and so doesn't warrant a comparison. Reply
  • Franklin7777 - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    3800XT is $299 and 3800X is $289 at Microcenter RIGHT NOW Reply
  • HideOut - Saturday, November 21, 2020 - link

    About 6 weeks ago I got a 3700X for about $255 at walmart.com of all places. Keep an eye out there sometimes. Its ran by idiots so you never know what you'll find. Reply
  • jmunjr - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    It certainly warrants comparison in most of the largest cities in the country, where they have stores, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and many more. "Widescale retailer" is irrelevant here for tens of millions in this country. I used to be able to walk to mine but they moved about two miles away dammit. I've built a dozen bundled systems for several friends and family the past couple years, and dang those bundle discounts make for some really nice systems for far less than you can buy anywhere else. The 3800X + Gigabyte B450 mobo for $309 last January was ridiculous. Reply
  • bji - Saturday, November 21, 2020 - link

    I'd make a rough guess that no more than 30 million people are close enough to a Microcenter to shop there in person. So all of these comments about Microcenter apply to less than 10% of the U.S. population. I'd call that not widespread. Reply
  • webdoctors - Sunday, November 22, 2020 - link

    There used to be one in Silicon Valley, but now its been replaced by a community Walmart at 101 and Montague. Seriously, what a downgrade. Reply
  • lmcd - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    Is it possible to TDP-down to 65W? There's no way I can fit a 105W cooler in my case but I'd be interested in a better-binned 3700X for marginally more money. Reply
  • 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.
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  • lmcd - Friday, November 20, 2020 - link

    Thanks for the quick explainer! Reply

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