AMD Ryzen 5 9600X release date pre order where to buy

AMD Ryzen 5 9600X release date rumors & expected retailers

We list the expected retailers and possible pre order details for the rumored AMD Ryzen 5 9600X release

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Favored for their value, AMD Ryzen 5 SKUs tend to offer gamers a more affordable bit of performance. Ryzen 5 has slowly but surely made its way into a lot of budget-focused PCs and is a go-to for gamers who want to spend the majority of their budget on the graphics card. The 7000-series Ryzen 5 doesn’t feel like it had a fair fight, with the 5600X offering a far more affordable solution. If the next-gen Ryzen 5 9600X can build on the current gen and stay at a similar price, it may finally be time for gamers to jump into AM5.

AMD Ryzen 9000 series is yet to be confirmed and it is even unknown at this stage if the new processors will even be Zen 5. It is likely though and with AMD holding the opening keynote for Computex 2024, many speculate a H2 launch.

AMD Ryzen 5 9600X release date rumors

If the naming conventions are correct and Zen 5 is indeed Ryzen 9000 – the rumor mill suggests a release in the second half of 2024. Speculation around an imminent release only grew with recent screenshots showing chipset drivers that support “next-gen AMD processors”.

All this fits in with the dates of the previous couple of launches too, about every two years

Will you be able to pre order the AMD Ryzen 5 9600X?

When released we doubt there will be need to pre order but some retailers offer this from time to time. We think the Ryzen 5 9600X would be freely available and expect all major retailers to stock the CPU from launch.

Where to buy AMD Ryzen 5 9600X US – expected retailers

*Retailers below are placeholders until the CPU is confirmed. These retailers are picked based on previous launches and stock*

Where to buy AMD Ryzen 5 9600X UK – expected retailers

*Retailers below are placeholders until the CPU is confirmed. These retailers are picked based on previous launches and stock*

Where to buy AMD Ryzen 5 9600X Canada – expected retailers

*Retailers below are placeholders until the CPU is confirmed. These retailers are picked based on previous launches and stock*

Will the AMD Ryzen 5 9600X work with your current motherboard?

Regardless if the Ryzen 9000 is Zen 5 or not, it will work on current AM5 motherboards. This means a simple BIOS update should be all you need for your current board. As shown above, the latest screenshots of ASUS/ MSI motherboard drivers mean it is only a matter of time.

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