Reducing the cost of current generation processors in anticipation of the release of new generation models is a common practice, and now AMD has again resorted to it. The company officially unveiled the Ryzen 7000 last week.and now, according to a source, US retailers (Microcenter and Amazon) have reduced the cost of processors of the current line.
The 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X, which started at $800, can be bought for $500. The 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X has dropped to $350 and is only $30 more for the larger cache Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Finally, the 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X drops to $240, while the hit 6-core Ryzen 5 5600X is available for $180.
The source believes that after the start of sales of the Ryzen 7000 on September 27, the current Ryzen 5000 may fall in price even more.