AMD Ryzen 7 And Ryzen 5 CPU Hot Deals Explode As 7nm Zen 2 Refresh Approaches

Earlier this week, we reported on a smoking deal for a second-generation AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor, which could be had for a low $199. The Ryzen 7 2700X is AMD's current consumer flagship desktop processor, but it will soon be eclipsed by a slew of more powerful Zen 2-based processors.

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As a result, prices are falling fast on existing Ryzen 2000 inventory. MicroCenter is back at it again with blowout pricing on additional Zen+ processors. In this case, the discounts can be found on the Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600. All three processors are retail boxed, while the Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600X come bundled with a Wraith Spire cooler. The Ryzen 5 2600 comes with a Wraith Stealth cooler.

The discounted pricing for the three processors at MicroCenter is listed below:

  • Ryzen 7 2700 (8 cores, 16 threads; 3.2GHz base/4.1GHz boost) -- $179.99
  • Ryzen 5 2600X (6 cores, 12 threads; 3.6GHz base/4.25GHz boost) -- $139.99
  • Ryzen 5 2600 (6 cores, 12 threads; 3.4GHz base/3.9GHz boost) -- $119.99

For comparison, the Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600 are priced at $199.99$159.99, and $139.99 respectively at Amazon.

As with the Ryzen 7 2700X deal from a few days ago, this is an in-store only deal at MicroCenter. That means you'll either need to visit the store directly and pick up one of the processors off the shelf, or buy it online for in-store pickup. There is no shipping option, unfortunately.

AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Processors

AMD is performing a top-to-bottom revamp of its desktop Ryzen family of processors, starting with the mid-range Ryzen 5 3600 at the lower end of the performance spectrum and topping out with the Ryzen 9 3950X, which is a 16-core/32-thread beast priced at $749.

Although AMD hasn't announced the processors at this time, we're fully exiting to see budget Zen 2-based Ryzen 3 processors as well in the coming weeks and months.