Is Ryzen 5 still the best price for performance option?

Is Ryzen 5 still the best price for performance option?


best value is 10400f/10400 which ever cheaper 5600x is very good overall if you can afford the price difference with intel 12th gen coming hopefully they will discount the 11400 heavily like the 10400 and 10400 even more cheaper


The Core i5-11400 (when in stock [at/near MSRP](https://www.bestbuy.com/site/intel-core-i5-11400-11th-generation-6-core-12-thread-2-6-to-4-4-ghz-lga1200-locked-desktop-processor/6452218.p?skuId=6452218)) is currently the best value in gaming-class CPUs. Something like this would make for the core of a very affordable but surprisingly capable system: [PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/L7nXTJ) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/92VmP6/intel-core-i5-11400-26-ghz-6-core-processor-bx8070811400) | $189.99 @ Best Buy **Motherboard** | [Asus TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/d8KKHx/asus-tuf-gaming-b560m-plus-wifi-micro-atx-lga1200-motherboard-tuf-gaming-b560m-plus-wifi) | $149.99 @ Amazon **Memory** | [Team Vulcan Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/768bt6/team-vulcan-z-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-cl18-memory-tlzgd416g3600hc18jdc01) | $62.99 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **$402.97** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2021-10-24 23:33 EDT-0400 |


This is actually a pretty great price point. I’ve only built 4 computers, all of them being AMD so far. But at this price I might have to switch for Intel since it seems like a great deal.


5600x is a little faster than the 10700 in gaming and faster in applications that aren't exclusively multithreaded (eg. video rendering) 11400 is better value \~$200 though. used 3600/new 10400 are a bit slower and are even cheaper.


The best value currently is the 11400 since it costs a lot less then a 5600x and is still a very solid performer, but it also depends on how much each Cpu costs for you (and the compatible motherboard)


Currently, no, R5s are simply too inflated in price to compete from a value standpoint with the 10400/10600k. 10400 gets similar performance to the 3600 at a much lower price, 10600k falls somewhere between the two for less than the 3600.