Joined on 05/05/04
Yeah, its really good!
Pros: First off, getting it at MSRP put it cheaper than the 3900X it replaced. Secondly, while its stock FPS in Heavenbench avgd about 20 more, the MIN FPS went from avg of 9 to almost 70! Thats huge. Leaving this on auto-overclock with PBO led to much better scores in Heaven and in game (CoD Warzone). FPS in Warzone (Downtown @1440) bumped an average of 15-20, but theres no more visible dip when in firefights. It has made a massive difference in winning engagements thanks to EIGHT TIMES higher MIN FPS.To all the tech reviewers who said the 5800X doesnt make sense at the price (spend a bit more for the 5900 for more performance, spend a bit less for only slightly less performance on the 5600X, guess what? It absolutely makes sense now, as 5600s are instantly out stock and cost way more on secondary markets, and the 5900s are nearly twice the price.
Cons: Your motherboard may not be Ryzen 5000 compatible, even though its still an AM4 socket. Check your vendor compatibility and make sure they have the BIOS for it before buying. Also, needs fast ram to get the most performance, which is a rather large additional cost... if you dont already have at least DDR4 3600.
Overall Review: If its in stock and in your price range, go for it!