AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU Goes On Deep Discount Ahead of Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 Launch

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AMD is just days away from launching its third-generation Ryzen 3000 processors which are based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. With this in mind, retailers are trying to clear out their existing inventory of second-generation Ryzen processors to make room for new stock.

One of those retailers is MicroCenter, which is dramatically cutting the price of the Ryzen 7 2700X, which is the current flagship of the X470 consumer desktop platform. The processor normally sells for $319.99 at MicroCenter, but is now available for a low price of $199.99. On top of that, the retailer is also offering a $30 discount on an eligible motherboard when you purchase the processor.

We have to forewarn you though; this deal is not available for shipping, so you will need to have a brick and mortar MicroCenter location nearby. You can either go to the store directly and pick up the processor, or order online for in-store pickup to have it ready and waiting for you.

AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Processors

While this steep discount is no doubt great news for bargain shoppers, we might want to wait and see how the Ryzen 3000 processors fare with respect to everyday performance. The first crop of processors will include the Ryzen 5 3600 and Ryzen 5 3600X priced at $199 and $249 respectively. The replacement for the Ryzen 7 2700X, the new Ryzen 7 3700X, will be priced at $329.

Sitting above the Ryzen 7 3700X will be the Ryzen 7 3800X, Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 9 3950X priced at $399, $499, and $749 respectively. AMD's new Ryzen 3000 processors will launch alongside the AMD X570 chipset, which supports PCIe 4.0.

The Ryzen 7 2700X is a 8-core/16-thread processor with a base clock of 3.7GHz and a boost clock of 4.3GHz (check out the HotHardware review here). You can score the Ryzen 7 2700X at MicroCenter by clicking the following link.