AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs become increasingly cheaper as the Ryzen 9 5950X drops to its lowest price in Europe
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, and the Ryzen 9 5950X are selling at a healthy discount, suggesting that AMD is feeling the pressure from Intel’s 12th gen Alder Lake chips. Per VideoCardz, the price reduction is for “distributors and big retailers”.
For instance, the Ryzen 9 5900X is selling for US$369.99 at Micro Center, US$180 less than the launch MSRP. Micro Center is also selling the Ryzen 9 5950X and the Ryzen 7 5800X for US$519.99 and US$319.99 respectively. These prices for the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 9 5900X represent a US$130 and US$280 discount compared to the launch MSRP.
That said, prices at Micro Center are some of the lowest. Retailers like Amazon are charging more.
Outside the U.S, prices aren’t dropping as readily. In Europe prices for the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X and the 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X are hovering around €404 and €319 respectively. However, the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X has experienced its biggest price drop to date in Europe and is now selling for €529.
As we move closer to the launch of AMD’s Zen 4 “Raphael” CPUs which are slated to launch in late Q3, we can expect to see more price cuts.