Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs have reportedly been selling poorly for reasons that include pricey motherboards and DDR5 memory, but AMD appears to have come up with at least one decent way of boosting sales and prompting more enthusiasts to step up to its new AM5 platform. AMD is launching the March AM5 System Bundle Promotion today, a new promo that offers up to a $125 discount for buyers who purchase a select Ryzen 7000 CPU, motherboard, and DDR5 memory, as well as a free game in the form of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which is slated for release on April 28, 2023. The promo is scheduled to run until April 1.
From a Tom’s Hardware report:
AMD’s announcement is light on details, so we followed up with the company for more info. The discount will be offered at checkout when you purchase a Ryzen 7000 processor, motherboard, and DDR5 memory as one purchase. However, the amount of the discount will vary by the chosen selection of hardware. With some combinations, you will receive up to $125 off the final purchase price of the hardware. Naturally, the highest-end combinations will net the biggest discount.
Beginning [today], these bundles will be available at major retailers worldwide, including Amazon and Newegg. However, the value of the discount will vary based on several parameters, including the hardware and the region where it is purchased. AMD tells us that more details about the specific hardware combinations and discounts will emerge when the bundles hit store shelves on Monday.