Happy 50th Anniversary, AMD: Matisse processor briefly mentioned on Newegg as part of a prize draw
We have already reported on how a number of OEMs have chosen to celebrate AMD’s notable achievement of remaining in business for 50 years in the cutthroat technology industry – the company was already making millions in annual sales within its first few years. One of the products that has been decked out in gold to celebrate the golden anniversary is AMD’s own Ryzen 7 2700X, a fast Zen+ based desktop processor from 2018, which features Lisa Su’s signature on its lid.
Newegg has this processor for sale (currently listed at US$329.99). Along with getting a decent new processor in a flashy box, buyers get quite a list of freebies with the purchase. There’s a bezel sticker, a coupon for an AMD50 shirt, and if you buy the Ryzen CPU in time you also get a gift from AMD of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Gold Edition and World War Z (value of US$139.99). If you were really lucky, you may have even got a digital code to enter a prize draw for a free Matisse processor – obviously after the series has actually launched.
Sadly, that special Matisse offer seems to have disappeared, as it is no longer appearing on the site (see screenshot below). A brand-new Zen 2 third-generation Ryzen 3000 series desktop processor for free would no doubt have the hordes of AMD fans crashing Newegg’s site within minutes because of overwhelming demand. But it’s gone. Removed. The fabled Matisse is once more beyond the reach of mere mortals (unless you work at AMD). If you’re in the market for a future Matisse Ryzen processor it might be worth keeping an eye on the listing, though. Chances are it might return.