AMD has slashed the price of its entire line-up of Ryzen processors, delivering a sucker-punch to Intel in the process. A grand total of seven Ryzen CPUs have had their prices cut by as much as $150, ranging from the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X all the way down to the Ryzen 5 1500X.
|Cores/Threads||Previous Price||New Price|
|Ryzen Threadripper 1950X||16C/32T||$999|
|Ryzen Threadripper 1920X||12C/24T||$799|
|Ryzen Threadripper 1900X||8C/16T||$549||$449|
|Ryzen 7 1800X||8C/16T||$499||$349|
|Ryzen 7 1700X||8C/16T||$399||$309|
|Ryzen 7 1700||8C/16T||$329||$299|
|Ryzen 5 1600X||6C/12T||$249||$219|
|Ryzen 5 1600||6C/12T||$219||$189|
|Ryzen 5 1500X||4C/8T||$189||$174|
|Ryzen 5 2400G||4C/8T||$169|
|Ryzen 3 1300X||4C/4T||$129|
|Ryzen 3 2200G||4C/4T||$99|
As you can see, AMD now undercut Intel once again at just about every level. The price drop comes just as AMD is preparing for the second generation of Ryzen CPUs to launch in Q2 2018, so this smacks of AMD trying to clear out its stock before then.
Still, a bargain’s a bargain, and the Ryzen 7 1700X down to $309 seems a particularly great deal for an octa-core processor. The biggest price drop is reserved for the Ryzen 7 1800X though, cutting $150 off the asking price and bringing it down to $349.
The eagle-eyed among you will have also spied two new CPUs in there. More precisely, the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G are APUs with onboard Vega graphics; the first desktop Ryzen processors to come with integrated graphics. They’ll be replacing the Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200 respectively.
The Ryzen 3 2200G brings quad-core CPU pricing down to under $100, rocking a 3.5GHz Base clock and 3.7GHz Boost, along with a Vega GPU with 8 Compute Units. The Ryzen 5 2400G, meanwhile, is quadcore with 3.6GHz Base, 3.9GHz Boost, along with a slightly more powerful Radeon Vega GPU with 11 CUs. The Ryzen 5 2400G, in particular, can provide decent gaming performance at 1080p, even if it’s never going to worry Intel and its latest G-Series.
Both the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G are set to launch on February 12th.