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AMD Ryzen 7000 Discounts Might Be Here to Stay!

All information suggests that the AMD Ryzen 7000 consumer uptake figures have been predominantly sluggish at best. While there are, of course, various factors for this, one of the most commonly cited is the fact that, as transitional cost, it is rather expensive. It isn’t, after all, just a new processor, but also a new AM5 motherboard and then DDR5 memory on top of that.

In many respects, I do feel that AMD excluding DDR4 from Ryzen 7000 may ultimately prove to be a pretty solid short-term mistake.

In attempting to provide some apparent relief to consumers, however, despite Ryzen 7000 only effectively being available for around 6 weeks, AMD was already willing to at least temporarily lower its price in order to make the overall transitional cost more affordable. – Following a report via Videocardz, however, with many retailers (and AMD’s own official storefront) not having yet put the prices back up, it seems that these discounts, rather than temporary, might be here to stay!

AMD Ryzen 7000 Discounts Might be Permanent!

It is, of course, tempting to suggest that AMD has been so impressed with the increased number of Ryzen 7000 CPUs sold since the discount that they’re now happy to stick with it in the presumption that this will finally kickstart their new processor platform with consumers. – I do, however, suspect that there may ultimately be another reason behind this.

It is widely rumoured that AMD has, based on the lacklustre uptake of their current Ryzen 7000 CPUs, rejigged its schedule to see their Ryzen 7000 X3D processors arrive (or at least launch) this January. – Presuming X3D was originally set to arrive around Summer 2023 (which much of the prior information/leaks did seem to suggest), this is usually the time when you would expect to see price cuts on their original ‘base’ models to make a little wiggle room in the SKU.

With X3D coming much sooner, however, AMD might now be somewhat forced to hold their discounted Ryzen 7000 prices to ensure that the planned MSRPs for X3D models are not affected.

This is, of course, just a theory, but anyway you look at it, and regardless of when you might plan to actually make a full-blown transition, buying a Ryzen 7000 has certainly become a lot more tempting. Well, affordable at least!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

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