AMD Ryzen 7 7700X is now cheaper than 7700 non-X
Retailers in the United States have begun offering discounts for the Ryzen 7 7700X processor.
Several major price adjustments have been seen for the Ryzen 7000X3D series, but there have been no major changes seen for the original series without 3D V-Cache. That is until now.
The Ryzen 7 7700X is an 8-core Zen4 desktop CPU that originally launched at $399 price; however, it was eventually lowered to $330. The CPU has remained at this price level for a long time. However, today both Amazon and Newegg have implemented coupons that lower the price below $300:
As we can see, despite different prices and different coupons the final price is still the same: $295. This means that the price adjustment was likely planned by AMD and not something two different retailers predetermined together.
It might be interesting to note that the 7700X now costs less than the non-X variant, still retailing at $320. The latter is a TDP-limited version but offers the same core count as the X. With the release of Ryzen 7 7800X3D gamers now have a choice of an even more powerful gaming CPU. Sadly, this SKU costs significantly more ($499), and it is still immune to price cuts.
|AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Specs & Pricing|
|VideoCardz||Cores / Threads||Boost Clock||Cache (L2+L3)||Launch Price (USD)||Lowest Price (USD)|
|Ryzen 9 7950X3D|
|Ryzen 9 7950X|
|Ryzen 9 7900X3D|
|Ryzen 9 7900X|
|Ryzen 9 7900|
|Ryzen 7 7800X3D|
|Ryzen 7 7700X|
|Ryzen 7 7700|
|Ryzen 5 7600X|
|Ryzen 5 7600|