In an unexpected twist, AMD’s latest and greatest processors are now on sale, and the savings on some models are huge.
All four Ryzen 7000 CPUs are discounted, making them highly competitive against Intel’s Raptor Lake chips.
The first of the best Black Friday deals have already arrived at many US retailers, but we have to admit we didn’t expect to see price cuts for the Ryzen 7000 processors so soon. However, this does not appear to be an official AMD discount, but many retailers have already reduced prices, including and . Let’s see what can be gained.
Newegg was one of the first US retailers to cut prices on Ryzen 7000 CPUs, and the discounts are significant. If you’re high-end shopping, you can now pick up the excellent Ryzen 9 7950X for just (starting at $699). The Ryzen 9 7900X is $100 cheaper, now priced at from $549.
Gamers should definitely check out the Ryzen 7 7700X, with eight cores and 4.5 GHz, which is just now starting at $399. Finally, we have the mid-range Ryzen 5 7600X with six cores, which used to cost $3299 but is now too low .
The prices on Amazon are about the same, so you can grab the Ryzen 9 7950X for that the 7900X for the Ryzen 7 7700X for that and finally the Ryzen 5 7600X for it . Best Buy has yet to follow up by lowering prices, but it has if you are not looking for the latest hardware.
It’s not often that the latest chips are marked down, and in the case of the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X with 16 cores, 32 threads and a whopping 80 MB cache, as well as clock speeds reaching up to 5.7 GHz, the price cut is huge – you save $125 if you shop now.
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These discounts could help AMD gain an edge over Intel, although Intel Raptor Lake processors have also been marked down albeit not so massively. If you’re going for a budget-friendly, value-oriented build, AMD might just be the way to go this time around.
AMD generally seems to be aiming to improve the performance-per-dollar ratio rather than just aiming for raw performance numbers, as Intel and Nvidia sometimes do. The upcoming AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is priced at a more reasonable level than Nvidia’s RTX 4080, and this could certainly help Team Red gain some more market share in the GPU department. Let’s see if these AMD CPU rebates will also help it compete with Intel.