AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 Pricing Ahead Of Incoming Threadripper Onslaught
When the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 first hit the market, they were priced at $499, $399 and $329 respectively. However, price cuts are now in effect at various online retailers including Newegg, Microcenter and Amazon. Here's the current Ryzen 7 rundown with some quick links to what's becoming an even better deal in desktop processors:
- The Ryzen 7 1800X now priced at $457 at Amazon
- Moving down the lineup, the Ryzen 7 1700X settles in at $349.89
- While the Ryzen 7 1700 is down to a low $299.99
If you were on the fence about picking up a new Ryzen 7 processor versus Intel’s Kaby Lake-based Core i7 family, this price cut might tip the tables even more into AMD’s favor.
In addition to the price cuts on the Ryzen 7 processors, AMD is also announcing some attractive Ryzen 5 bundle pricing with select MSI’s Gaming Plus B350 motherboards:
The company is advertising four bundles at Amazon:
- Ryzen 5 1600X + MSI Gaming Plus Motherboard (B350) — $348.99
- Ryzen 5 1600 + MSI Gaming Plus Motherboard (B350) + Wraith Cooler — $319.98
- Ryzen 5 1500X + MSI Gaming Plus Motherboard (B350) + Wraith Cooler — $288.99
- Ryzen 5 1400 + MSI Gaming Plus Motherboard (B350) + Wraith Cooler — $268.71
All of this price jockeying comes as AMD is getting closer to unleashing its Ryzen 9 Threadripper family, which will be available with up to 16 cores. The entry-level Ryzen 9 1955 will reportedly deliver 10 cores (20 threads) with a base clock of 3.1GHz, a boost clock of 3.7GHz and will be rated at 125W.
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper family will face some stiff competition from Intel, which just recently pulled the wraps off its Core X-Series family. The top-of-the-line Core i9-7980XE will pack in 18 cores (36 threads) and will be priced at an eye-watering $1,999.