It has been reported that AMD has scaled back production of its Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” processors in response to low demand in the PC hardware industry. This alleged internal document calls for reduced supply to the channel as market response to the Ryzen 7000 series is weak. This comes right after AMD revisits its Q3-2022 forecast, adjusted for a $1 billion drop in revenue, citing weak demand in the PC market. Even with low demand, we don’t see a price change on Ryzen 7000 series processors or AM5 motherboards.
AMD launched their Ryzen 7000 series processors in September, the same day Intel announced their upcoming 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” processors. These processors will go on sale a little later this month. It seems that the Ryzen 7000 series processors are victims of the platform and the high prices. For starters, the 6-core Ryzen 5 7600X costs $299 and we all know the current price of AM5 motherboards, and the fact that if you upgrade you’ll have to buy more expensive DDR5 memory.
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