AMD's Ryzen 7000 series recieved deep UK price cuts
AMD's AM5 processors have become significantly less expensive
Published: 21st November 2022 | Source: Amazon UK |
AMD's Ryzen 7000 series CPUs have recieved huge price cuts in the UK and Europe
If AMD's Ryzen 7000 series had one problem at launch, it was its overall platform costs. Simply put, the combination of AM5 motherboards, Ryzen 7000 series processors, and DDR5 memory is too expensive for many consumers. On top of that, Intel has launched their aggressively priced 13th Generation Raptor Lake processors, placing AMD under additional pressure. Today, we have learned AMD's response, price cuts.
On Amazon UK, AMD's Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X, and Ryzen 9 7950X have all seen their prices drop by between £80 and £120. AMD's Ryzen 5 7600X has seen its price lower from around £350 to around £270, a price cut of over 20%.
|L2+L3 Cache||Pricing Day-1 (Amazon UK)||Pricing November 21st (Amazon UK)|
|Ryzen 5 7600X||6/12||4.7/5.3||6+ 32 MB||£346.66||£269.00|
|Ryzen 9 7700X||8/16||4.5/5.4||8 + 32 MB||£439.99||£369.98|
|Ryzen 9 7900X||12/24||4.7/5.6||12+ 64 MB||£599.99||£510.16|
|Ryzen 9 7950X||16/32||4.5/5.7||16 + 64 MB||£769.99||£651.97|
These price cuts make AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series processors a lot more appealing when accessing their value for money. Beyond that, DDR5 memory is steadily becoming less expensive. These two driving factors have significantly lowered AMD's AM5 platform costs, though their AM5 motherboards remain expensive.
With many of the world's nations facing recession and their populations facing a "cost of living crisis", it makes sense for PC builders to want more value for money from their purchases, and for high cost items to remain on store shelves. AMD is significantly cutting their margins with today's price cuts, but that's what happens in a competitive CPU market within a credit crunch. Consumers need more value, and AMD has provided that.