AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU at $569, $130 off MSRP

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X can still be found at a price point well below its MSRP of $569 at many retailers.

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is still available for $130 below MSRP at several US retailers.

AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors are seeing further price drops as we head into 2023. Recently, the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is down to $238.99, a decrease of $62 off MSRP. European retailers saw more significant savings than the US versions. Today, we’re seeing more US retailers lower the prices of AMD Ryzen 7000 chipsets, such as the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X.

Several US retailers including Amazon, Newegg, Microcenter and BestBuy are sharing this new AMD Ryzen 7950X CPU price cut which is now reduced to $568.99. The official AMD store doesn’t offer the same discount, so users looking to snag around 30% off the list price of $799 on Amazon or an 18% cut from $699 on Newegg should find the chip through these retailers. Ahead of the Black Friday / Cyber ​​Monday shopping season, the AMD Ryzen 7950X saw its biggest drop, dropping to $549.99 in the US. AMD’s official store has seen similar price cuts as Amazon.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X retains the 16 cores and 32 threads of the previous two generations. The CPU will feature an impressive base frequency of 4.5GHz and a boost clock of up to 5.7GHz (5.85GHz F-Max) making it 200MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS which has a boost frequency of 5.5GHz on a single core. For cache, the CPU comes with 80MB of that which includes 64MB of L3 (32MB per CCD) and 16MB of L2 (1MB per core). The CPU has an official MSRP of $699.99 and you can read our review here.

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AMD Ryzen 7000 Raphael Desktop CPU Specifications:

CPU name building process node cores/threads base clock Boost Clock (SC Max) cache TDP Prices (to be determined later)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5 nm 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 80MB (64 + 16) 170 watts $699
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5 nm 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 76 MB (64 + 12) 170 watts $549
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 Zen 4 5 nm 12/24 3.6 GHz 5.4 GHz 76 MB (64 + 12) 65 watts $429
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5 nm 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 40MB (32 + 8) 105 watts $399
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 Zen 4 5 nm 8/16 3.6 GHz 5.3 GHz 40 MB (32 + 8) 65 watts $329
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5 nm 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 38 MB (32 + 6) 105 watts $299
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 Zen 4 5 nm 6/12 3.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 38 MB (32 + 6) 65 watts $229

The drop in the price of new AMD CPUs can be attributed to components that require the processing power of the Zen 4 architecture. DDR5 memory modules are expensive to convert, and memory-enabled motherboards and new chipsets are also expensive. This upgrade cost inflation required AMD to take huge risks by lowering its production costs to maintain its current lead over rival Intel.

It is unknown how long the price will remain as low as it currently is or if AMD will raise the price in 2023, months after the release of Intel Raptor Lake, which will be its biggest competition, at least in the US. Also, we have yet to hear if any European retailers will lower the cost of this SKU in the coming days. AMD will soon expand its Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup with X3D and Non-X parts in 2023 which will allow for better value on the AM5 platform.

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