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AMD Ryzen CPUs receive major price cut

09 January 2018 4

It seems like CES 2018 is full of surprises. Following AMD's announcement on its new AM4 APUs, it also made an interesting announcement regarding some of its existing desktop CPUs. The company has officially announced a price cut across the board for all Ryzen CPUs. These are piece cuts which are not made by retailers and are not restricted to a particular season or offers. The price cuts have been strategically made in order to make the existing CPUs even more competitive against the competition, Intel’s 8th generation Coffee Lake chips.

The highest end Ryzen 7 1800X CPU has received a major price cut, lowering the price from $499 to just $349, with the Ryzen 1700X being sold at $309 and the 1700 variant priced at just $299. It seems like the Ryzen 7 1700 at $299 may just be the best processor to get considering its price and the fact that the main difference between it and the Ryzen 1800X which is around $50 more expensive is clock speed. This changes the dynamics of things when it comes to comparing prices with Intel counterparts which are now fairly more expensive. The Core i7-8700K is close to $400 and the i7-8700 is around $330, all more expensive than the Ryzen 1700.

AMD may have just made the best decision that they have in a long time. Surprise, Surprise! Even Threadripper 1900X is lowered by $100, making it cost $449. A pretty attractive price for such horsepower! Below is a chart of the CPUs alongside their old prices and revised prices after the price reduction.


Old Price (SEP)

New Price (SEP)

Ryzen 7 1800X



Ryzen 7 1700X



Ryzen 7 1700



Ryzen 5 1600X



Ryzen 5 1600



Ryzen 5 1500X



Ryzen 5 2400G



Ryzen 3 1300X


No change

Ryzen 3 2200G



Ryzen Threadripper 1900X



Ryzen Threadripper 1920X


No change

Ryzen Threadripper 1950X


No change



AMD Ryzen CPUs receive major price cut
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