This year, AMD made a huge comeback into the processor market with their mainstream Ryzen and high-end desktop Threadripper CPUs. The CPUs, based on the Zen architecture, offer a better price per performance value compared to Intel’s offerings, but right now Ryzen prices are even more competitive than ever.
Amazon has Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen Threadripper CPUs on sale. The savings on the mainstream Ryzen are more tempting, especially when Intel’s latest Coffee Lake processors are hard to find on the market. The flagship Core i7-8700K offers exceptional performance, but availability has run the CPU up to more than $400.
Ryzen 7 Price Cuts
The top-end Ryzen 7 includes three processors, all featuring 8 cores and 16 threads. Pricing on these CPUs has been impressive since beginning—the recent price cuts should only make the lineup more attractive.
Ryzen 7 1800X – Launch Price: $499, Now $319.99 on Amazon
Ryzen 7 1700X – Launch Price: $399, Now $279.99 on Amazon
Ryzen 7 1700 – Launch Price: $329, Now $269.99 on Amazon
Ryzen 5 Price Cuts
AMD Ryzen 5 features a mix of quad and hexa-core processors. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the most popular in the lineup. The 6-core, 12-thread CPU, which has been the best selling processor on Amazon, is now available for only $190.
Ryzen 5 1600X – Launch Price: $249, Now $199.99 on Amazon
Ryzen 5 1600 – Launch Price: $219.99, Now $189.99 on Amazon
Ryzen 5 1500X – Launch Price: $189, Now $164.99 on Amazon
Ryzen 5 1400 – Launch Price: $169, Now $145 on Amazon
Ryzen Threadripper Price Cuts
When going top of the line, the value is even more insane. The flagship Threadripper 1950X, featuring 16 cores and 32 threads, is now up for grabs for $799, which is $200 off the regular price. Not too bad of a deal, huh?
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X – Launch Price: $999, Now $799 on Amazon
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X – Launch Price: $799, Now $649 on Amazon
Ryzen Threadripper 1900X – Launch Price: $549, Now $449 on Amazon
These are some pretty nice discounts. So if you’re looking to upgrade your AMD system or building a new one, this might be the perfect time to snag a processor. Are you going to buy one? Let us know in the comments below.