More bad news for high-end AMD enthusiasts looking to upgrade to Red Team’s best mainstream processor. The Ryzen 9 3900X shortage has gotten worse. There was limited availability of the processor even at launch. it is now only available at a few major retail outlets, with smaller players completely out of stock.
Those who do have Ryzen 9 3900X units left are selling the last ones at an insane markup of up to $800. We’re not kidding. Amazon has the 3900X selling at an appalling $829.99 right now. Anyone willing to buy it at that price…well, you’re a lost cause and we’re not going to stop you. At that kind of a price
With prices the way they are now, though, if you’re looking for a great gaming experience, it’s probably better to stick with the Ryzen 5 3600. Considering that 3600 stocks have never had this kind of pressure, despite how fast that SKU is selling, it’s quite likely that this is a tactic AMD’s using to push even more users towards its value line.