AMD has slashed prices for its Ryzen 7000 series processors by as much as $120 in some cases. This discount applies to all four Zen 4 processors on both NewEgg and Amazon, as well as the official AMD store.
The Ryzen 9 7950 was listed at $574, up from $699 a week ago. The Ryzen 9 7900 was $474, down from $549.
Even the excellent mid-range Ryzen 7 7700X dropped from $399 to $349, a significant $50 price cut that makes this an excellent deal. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 7600X dropped by $50, dropping from $299 to $249.
While these price cuts come in time for Black Friday sales, AMD is showing them as the “new low price.” However, Videocardz.com has confirmed that these price reductions only apply to Black Friday.
The Zen 4 SKUs are only a few months old. AMD launched the new processors on September 27, 2022 and had them in stores less than a month later. These new chips use the new AM5 socket, which is a socket with no insertion force, so you can just drop the chip into the socket and close it.
For anyone building their own PC right now, these prices are hard to beat, especially for the Ryzen 7 7700X. This eight-core processor runs at 4.5 GHz and can be boosted to 5.4 GHz, similar to Intel’s new 13th Gen i7, but at almost half the price.
Even the high-end Ryzen 9 7950X is practically a bargain at under $600. You get 16 cores that can be boosted to 5.7 GHz for less than the new Intel i9. AMD’s new Zen 4 architecture is arguably more efficient than Intel’s power hungry chips.
But this is not a war between red and blue. The thing is, AMD’s price cut makes the Ryzen 7000 Series SKU an extremely tempting deal for anyone in the market for a processor right now.
If that’s you, now’s the time to strike. Don’t forget to grab a case and check out our review of the best graphics cards for your new build.