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You Can Buy The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core CPU For The Same Price As The 12-Core Ryzen 9 7900X at $549.99 US

On Amazon, one can find AMD Ryzen 9 7950X at a very low price of only $549.99 which is the MSRP of the Ryzen 9 7900X.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core ‘Zen 4’ CPU Available at Lowest Price Yet of Just $549.99

We’ve seen some amazing price cuts and deals on AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs at many retailers. AMD also expanded on these deals by offering the same discounts in its official store a few days ago. The flagship AMD Ryzen 9 7950X saw the biggest price drop, dropping from $699 to just $573.99 (a drop of 18%). However, Amazon is currently offering the CPU at a much better price and also the lowest priced Ryzen 9 7950X to date.

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Amazon listed the CPU for $549.99, which is a US price cut of $150 versus the official MSRP of $699.99, a decrease of 21.5%. For those wondering, this is part of the 16-core Zen 4 while the official retail price of the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X is also $549.99. Even with a discounted price of $473.99, the Ryzen 9 7950X looks like a much better product in terms of performance per dollar.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor retains the 16 cores and 32 threads of the previous two generations. The CPU will feature an impressive base frequency of 4.5GHz and a boost clock of up to 5.7GHz (5.85GHz F-Max) making it 200MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS which has a boost frequency of 5.5GHz on a single core. For cache, the CPU comes with 80MB of that which includes 64MB of L3 (32MB per CCD) and 16MB of L2 (1MB per core). The CPU has an official MSRP of $699.99 and you can read our review here.

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CPU name General engineering process node cores/threads base clock Boost Clock (SC Max) cache TDP Prices (in USD) Price (22/11/22))
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5 nm 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 80MB (64 + 16) 170 watts $699 $573.99
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5 nm 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 76 MB (64 + 12) 170 watts $549 $473.99
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5 nm 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 40MB (32 + 8) 105 watts $399 $348.99
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5 nm 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 38 MB (32 + 6) 105 watts $299 $248.99

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AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPU Prices (Amazon):

Microcenter is also offering up to $100 off a brand new AMD X670 motherboard with the purchase of a Ryzen 7000 CPU or $100 off a free 32GB DDR5 combo along with the purchase of the best Ryzen 9 and Ryzen 7 chips. Starting tomorrow, we’ll be looking at More deals from different retailers on not only AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs but also other components from AMD and its competitors. AMD will soon be expanding its Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup with X3D and Non-X parts in 2023, so these price cuts make sense.

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