AMD recently began slashing prices for its latest Ryzen 7000 processors, based on the new Zen 4 architecture. Its flagship processor, the Ryzen 9 7950X, a 16-core, 32-thread monster, got a massive 28% off its price. The other Ryzen 7000 CPUs are discounted as well with varying percentages. Now some media outlets are reporting that these are permanent price drops. Meanwhile, other outlets confirmed that these are just temporary price drops in line with the holiday season. Regardless, I think this is the best time to buy a Ryzen 7000 CPU and build a gaming and/or productivity PC based on AMD’s new AM5 platform. Check out AMD’s deals below.
AMD Ryzen 7000 Processors Gets Substantial Price Drops – In Time For Black Friday?
AMD recently dropped prices for its latest Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. Some X670(E) motherboards and DDR5 memory also got discounted. Although, the discount is smaller than AMD’s price drop for its CPUs. You can check out the latest pricing and deals for each CPU by following the links below. (#ad)
- Ryzen 9 7950X is available on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here
- *Note, the current deal for the 7950X is up to 31% off. It may change soon.
- Ryzen 9 7900X is available on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here
- Ryzen 7 7700X is available on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here
- Ryzen 5 7600X is available on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here
If you are buying from Amazon, make sure the item is sold and ships from Amazon. I noticed third-party retailers have a higher price than Amazon.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X – The Flagship Processor
The Ryzen 9 7950X is AMD’s flagship processor for its AM5 platform. It features 19 cores and 32 threads, offering a clock speed of 4.5GHz with a boost clock speed of up to 5.7GHz. It also features an 80MB cache and a 170W TDP.
Performance-wise, the new 7950X is up to 35% faster than its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 5950X, based on AMD’s testing. As for pricing, the Ryzen 9 7950X comes with an MSRP of $699 USD. And during this black Friday/holiday season, it’s selling for as low as $554 only.
Get the Ryzen 9 7950X on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X – A Cheaper 7950X
If $500 is a bit high for you, consider the Ryzen 9 7900X instead, currently selling for around $474 USD. The 7900X is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU, offering a clock speed of up to 5.6GHz. It has a slightly smaller cache size of 76MB but with a similar 170W TDP. The Ryzen 9 7900X’s original MSRP is $549.
Get the Ryzen 9 7900X on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here.
Ryzen 7 7700X – A Good Price to Performance Balance
I think the Ryzen 7 7700X is an excellent CPU for gaming and productivity for most of us. With an original MSRP of $399, this 8-core, 16-thread CPU currently retails for around $349. It also comes with a 40MB cache and a TDP of 105W, which is noticeably lower than the 7900X.
We used the Ryzen 7 7700X in our test system to review MSI’s RTX 4080 SUPRIM X and Zotac’s RTX 4080 Trinity OC. It’s a beast of a CPU and can handle NVIDIA’s latest graphics cards. I’m sure it will also be a capable CPU for the upcoming Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPU.
Get the Ryzen 7 7700X on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here.
Ryzen 5 7600X – Currently The Budget Option
Finally, there is the Ryzen 5 7600X, a 6-core 12-thread processor that offers a boost clock speed of up to 5.3GHz. It has 38MB of cache and a TDP of 105W. It has an original MSRP of $299 processor, but you can catch it for as low as $249 this holiday season.
Get the Ryzen 5 7600X on Amazon.com here or Newegg.com here.
Again, these deals are subject to change. And AMD has yet to confirm whether the discounted price will be the new regular price of these Zen 4 CPUs.