TECH NEWS – AMD has lowered the price of desktop processors in Europe, with the high-end Ryzen 9 7950X getting a significant price cut.
Both HardwareLuxx and Computerbase have reported that AMD’s Ryzen 7000 desktop processors have seen a surprisingly large price drop. True, it’s not the company itself that has lowered the price, but its partners.
- Ryzen 9 7950X – €849 at launch, now €648 (-23.6%)
- Ryzen 9 7900X – €669 at launch, now €538 (-19.5%)
- Ryzen 7 7700X – €479 at launch, now €398 (-16.9%)
- Ryzen 5 7600X – €359 at launch, now €297 (-17.2%)
So, AMD’s product line is now nearly 25% cheaper than the launch price for the high-end and 15-20% more affordable for the rest (with VAT around 20% in many Western European countries). The pricing wasn’t competitive at launch.
With the price reduction, the processors are close to the US price (670 USD, while over there, it’s 700 USD). It can be reduced even further, as there are offers where you can get 32 gigabytes of DDR5 memory, for example, with a more powerful Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 processor. During the day known as Black Friday (the upcoming Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the US), there are also a lot of discounts waiting for buyers, so there are also significant promotions for US gamers.
The price cuts are good news because we previously reported that Intel was preparing for a significant price hike due to the usual inflation and logistics cost increases. In contrast, AMD’s move looks positive, which will be a positive move for those on a budget who want to build a brand new, cost-efficient PC. (But they may not go for Nvidia’s RTX 4080 either; we wrote about that the other day…)