Retail stores in Europe are selling AMD Ryzen 7000 processors at a discount of over €200. The flagship Ryzen 9 7950X has dropped from €849 to €648 in less than two months since launch. The price reduction also affected other models: the Ryzen 9 7900X cost €669 at launch and is now available for €538; the eight-core Ryzen 7 7700X dropped from €479 to €398.
The currently younger Ryzen 5 7600X is now €61 cheaper, dropping from €359 to €298. The change in processor prices began on Friday, and at the moment it has been supported by several European retailers.
In the US, the lowest prices for the Ryzen 7000 were set by the Newegg store. Other major US marketplaces (BestBuy or Amazon) have not yet followed suit with price cuts, but this will be inevitable if a competitor’s discount lingers for a long time. Along with direct discounts, there are other major promotions – for example, MicroCenter gives a free 32 GB DDR5 memory kit to those who buy a Ryzen 7000, but this offer only applies to pickup from the store.
Newegg prices are well below the original suggested retail price. The Ryzen 9 7950X is now 17% cheaper, down to $573.99, the Ryzen 9 7900X is down to $473.99 from its original price of $549, the Ryzen 7 7700X is now $348.99, down $51 or 12%. The new entry price for the AM5 platform is $248.99 – the Ryzen 7 7600 has fallen in price by 16%.
At the same time, AMD did not announce an official price reduction, and their actual price reduction may be tied to the discount season. Almost immediately after the release of processors for the AM5 socket, observers noted that their price hardly allows new products to compete with Intel or the same AMD chips of the previous generation, which are still actively sold and are quite popular. It’s entirely possible that the company has semi-officially lowered prices for sellers in order to maintain sales and save face at the same time.
AMD cuts production of Ryzen 7000 processors due to low demand – users prefer more affordable systems based on the AM4 platform