Some Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs may have fallen victim to competitive Intel Alder Lake CPU, but it wasn’t exactly a blood-bath. The Zen 3 based processors are still great options, and their combined cost savings with sometimes less expensive total platform costs keep them relevant. Of course, the usual combo savings are still going on, but the steep discount that’s been extended to the Ryzen 7 5800X is substantial The Ryzen 7 5800X packs in 8 Zen 3 cores and 16 threads with a chunky 32MB of Game Cache and tops out at 4.7GHz, still resulting in one of the faster gaming processors on the market, and typically retails for an MSRP of $449. Microcenter said to heck with that, we’ve got stock to move and has slashed it to just $299, and that’s a savings of $150. It might just be worth a road trip even if you’re a few hours away from a Microcenter.