We’ve previously reported on substantial price drops for the Ryzen 7000 series in the US, EU, and UK, but it seems the price drops have gone much further. Amazon is discounting the Ryzen 9 7950X for a limited time at $549.99, its lowest price ever.
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, a Zen4 CPU with 16 cores, is the most powerful and currently the most expensive AMD desktop processor. That was the case before the launch of this week’s sale. The 7950X is now selling at the official MSRP of the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X, which means you’re essentially getting 4 more cores at no extra cost.
By contrast, the Ryzen 9 7900X is now just $473, while the 8-core and 6-core Zen4 desktop CPUs are down to $349 and $249, respectively. This means AMD’s 7000 CPUs, introduced less than two months ago, are now be at least 15% cheaper.
Amazon’s AMD Ryzen 7000 Series:
Ryzen 9 7950X – $549.99
Ryzen 9 7900X – $473.99
Ryzen 7 7700X – $348.99
Ryzen 5 7600X – $248.99
It looks like the discounts we’ve been enjoying this week are just temporary, valid only until Black Friday week, and regular rates will resume soon. The fact that AMD has removed the “New Low Price” branding from its official store indicates that the current discounts are temporary.
Either way, this might be your best and last chance to get new AM5 CPUs before AMD announces its Ryzen 7000X3D series with 3D V-Cache or Intel releases even cheaper alternatives.