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Deal | AMD Ryzen 9 7950X drops below US$550 on Amazon

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X retail box, 31% off Black Friday Deal on Amazon (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X retail box (Source: AMD)
With future-proof features such as PCIe 5.0 support on select 600 Series motherboards and compatibility with DDR5-5200 memory, the 16-core AMD 9 Ryzen 7950X processor comes ready for overclocking. The list price of US$799 has just dropped to US$549.99 thanks to Amazon's 31% off Black Friday Deal.

Released at the end of September 2022 with a US$699 price tag, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor features 16 cores, 32 threads, a total of 80 MB cache memory, and a 170 W TDP. The processor uses the new AM5 socket and comes with DDR5-5200 dual-channel memory and PCIe 5.0 support. Thanks to a Black Friday Deal, Amazon's list price of US$799 is now down to a tempting US$549.99.

The 31% discount mentioned above comes after only 73 ratings and 41 answered questions on Amazon's product page. The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X has a 4.7/5 rating which is the result of 88% perfect scores, 4% 4/5 ratings, and 9% for the remaining grades. The breakdown by feature only has three items, namely 4.7 for gaming, 4.5 for stability, and a 4/5 "value for money" rating.

Given its TDP at stock frequencies and the fact that it comes unlocked out of the box, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X requires a liquid cooling solution to ensure stability in most scenarios that involve long periods spent under heavy load and/or overclocking. The base maximum frequency on all cores is 4.5 GHz, while the boost speed is 5.7 GHz. Overclockers have easily broken the 7 GHz barrier on this chip on a single core. Even more, going above 6 GHz on all cores while using this processor is also quite frequent.

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Codrut Nistor, 2022-11-24 (Update: 2022-11-24)