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AMD’s bang-for-the-buck gaming chip is so good the company will barely let you buy it.

Tom’s Hardware is spreading the good word about the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, a $229 AM4 chip so strong AMD is only selling it in limited quantities to gamers who physically visit a Micro Center store.

A little bird tells Paul Alcorn it’s not a binned 5800X3D — it was intended for full launch before “business factors” intervened. Note: if you’re not buying for games, the 5600X is currently on sale for $169 at most retailers.