UPDATE: decided not to upgrade! Hi, I did what I know I shouldn't have, in other words check the Ryzen 5000 series CPU section for availability and prices at a local retailer. All models in stock and prices slightly reduced even from the initial pricing which has led to "the itch". 5900X - 589 EUR 5800X - 439 EUR (for comparison the 3800X was 429 EUR from the same shop back in the day so not much price premium any more) 5600X - 299 EUR So in short what do you think, any point in going from 3800X to 5900X for gaming? I might do some video editing and rendering later but that's a big might. The 5800X while cheaper seems to actually be the worst value of the entire lineup and going 8 core to 8 core seems like a wasted opportunity for the money. Alternatively I could get the 5600X for Zen 3 improvements but going from 8 core to 6 core is likely a bad idea? As far as I can tell Zen 3 is a notable upgrade over even Zen 2 for IPC and gaming performance. One more thing to consider: I plan on using the current mobo still, which means I'd need to use a custom BIOS for CPU support. There are several available for ASRock boards that reportedly work but that's largely based on posts in Reddit - strangely no "reliable" tech media seem to have covered any of these. New Experimental BIOS for AMD 300 Series Motherboards : ASRock (reddit.com) JZelectronic - Shop - JZelectronic - Shop Furthermore this means I can only get AGESA ComboAM4 22.214.171.124. Anyhow you can disregard the BIOS factor if you just want to look at this from the performance slash value for money perspective. Thanks.