Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but Ryzen 7000 Series processors may actually end up being discounted until the tail end of the holidays, according to AMD’s official store, which continues to list its latest (Zen 4) desktop CPUs, including the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X, at prices that are notably lower than MSRP.
At the time of this posting, shoppers can find the following “holiday deals,” all of which appear to be in stock and ready to ship:
- AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Processor ($574 vs. $699)
- CPU Cores: 16
- Threads: 32
- Max Boost Clock: Up to 5.7GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Processor ($474 vs. $549)
- CPU Cores: 12
- Threads: 24
- Max Boost Clock: Up to 5.6GHz
- AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Processor ($349 vs. $399)
- CPU Cores: 8
- Threads: 16
- Max Boost Clock: Up to 5.4GHz
- AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Processor ($249 vs. $299)
- CPU Cores: 6
- Threads: 12
- Max Boost Clock: Up to 5.3GHz
The extended discount period has prompted some to believe that AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series processors aren’t selling as well as the company might have hoped, with critics calling out the company for the premiums that might be required to gain entry into the AM5 platform and how it only supports DDR5 memory.
AMD has since launched its B650 motherboards, cheaper alternatives that lack the level of connectivity and extreme overclocking capabilities offered by the flagship X670E series but retains some level of support for newer technologies, including PCIe 5.0 storage support and optional graphics support (B650E).