Sunday, January 8th 2017

AMD Announces Official Price-Cuts for Ryzen Processors

Following its Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G socket AM4 APU announcement, AMD announced price cuts for its Ryzen family of processors, across the board. These are official price cuts, and not seasonal retailer discounts. The price cuts have been made in a bid to make its existing socket AM4 Ryzen processors more competitive against 8th generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake" processors.

Among the notable changes, are bringing the entire Ryzen 7-series lineup under the $350-mark, with the 1800X being priced at $349, the 1700X at $309, and the 1700 non-X at $299. These changes make the three competitive against the Core i7-8700K (which is scraping the $400-mark in many places), and the i7-8700 non-K (around $330). The Ryzen 5-series six-core parts also receive much-needed price-cuts to make them competitive against the Core i5 six-core SKUs, such as the i5-8600K and i5-8400. There are marginal changes in the Ryzen 3 series and Ryzen Threadripper series. All price cuts are tabled below.
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38 Comments on AMD Announces Official Price-Cuts for Ryzen Processors

#1
Vya Domus
The price cuts have been made in a bid to make its existing socket AM4 Ryzen processors more competitive against 8th generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake" processors.
Or , more likely because Zen+ is on it's way. Ryzen was already doing fine against Intel in terms of pricing , if anything they are the ones that need to back down on that. But we all know they wont :)
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#3
Vayra86
Vya Domus said:
Or , more likely because Zen+ is on it's way. Ryzen was already doing fine against Intel in terms of pricing , if anything they are the ones that need to back down on that. But we all know they wont :)
They do this to kill off the i5-8400 and the i3-8350k
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#4
csgabe
Where is Ryzen 5 1400?
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#5
Paphoved
Now I'm REALLY happy I didn't spring for a used 1700x for $310 yesterday!
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#6
NC37
Great timing with Meltdown happening. Just what AMD should have done so many times in the past.

When your foe is down you don't let them live...you kick them in the junk till they puke and faint!
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#7
TheLostSwede
So glad I went for a 1700 when I got mine, as it hasn't lost nearly as much in value as some of the other parts.
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#8
Liviu Cojocaru
AMD is putting almost all the effort in the CPU market this year...I think they'll probably sell the GPU department :D
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#9
ZoneDymo
Great as I have yet to upgrade but man, a 10 dollar difference between the 1700 and 1700x?
What is the point of that.....
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#10
m&m's
csgabe said:
Where is Ryzen 5 1400?
EOL. It will be replaced by the 2400G on February 12th. Same for Ryzen 3 1200, it will be replaced by the 2200G.

ZoneDymo said:
Great as I have yet to upgrade but man, a 10 dollar difference between the 1700 and 1700x?
What is the point of that.....
The 1700 comes with a cooler while the 1700X does not. So the 1700X is actually $30-40 costlier. Of course if someone is planning on buying an aftermarket cooler there is no reason not to spend the extra $10.
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#11
Markosz
Now I really have to wonder, how much better will the Generation 2 be?
I'm planning to update my PC this year and the price drop is great news, I bet the gen 2 Ryzen will be a price/performance king too.
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#12
_JP_
TheLostSwede said:
So glad I went for a 1700 when I got mine, as it hasn't lost nearly as much in value as some of the other parts.
Same. Also, no price changes on the 1300X means my latest purchase is market competitive and a better choice :)
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#13
Final_Fighter
i was actually going to be buying a ryzen 5 1600 this week so this is some good news. already got my ddr4 3200mhz ram on the way (x2 super talent F3200UA8G single sided dims) and motherboard (asrock ab350m pro4). just need the proc and im all set.
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#14
Dave65
Love my 1700, loving the price cuts too.
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#15
Shihabyooo
Too many specters haunting Intel, so much red!

I just hope this means AMD believes Zen2 will add something interesting to the table.
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#16
Jism
Markosz said:
Now I really have to wonder, how much better will the Generation 2 be?
I'm planning to update my PC this year and the price drop is great news, I bet the gen 2 Ryzen will be a price/performance king too.
10%. It's a refresh. Clocks can be as high as 200Mhz more then previous generation. And any flaws, bugs or whatever are squashed down basicly.

But yes, Ryzen is very competetive.
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#17
gigantor21
It's so nice to see AMD in a position to go for the jugular like this.
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#18
dozenfury
The 8700k can be found for $379 and $369 without much trouble (even prior to the Meltdown/Spectre news, and more so now), and 1800x is currently listed at $459 at Newegg. So comparing them apples to apples I'd say it's more fair to compare the 8700k at $369-$379 to the 1800X (well at least soon) at $349. It's tough to compare while accounting for the retailers gouging above MSRP which so many are doing with all cpus/gpus nowadays.

But after these price drops I'd definitely say AMD is a viable option if choosing a new cpu for any use. I have a personal preference for my own use, but they are close enough that there isn't really a wrong answer.
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#19
the54thvoid
ZoneDymo said:
Great as I have yet to upgrade but man, a 10 dollar difference between the 1700 and 1700x?
What is the point of that.....
Well, 'x' is the roman numeral for ten.... 1700x just means 10 dollah moah!
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#20
Athlonite
Meanwhile in New Zealand prices be like

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#21
DRDNA
Liviu Cojocaru said:
AMD is putting almost all the effort in the CPU market this year...I think they'll probably sell the GPU department :D
The GPU department is really doing very awesome, they have gained control over the Gaming Console market, they have a nice marriage with New Intel CPU's and they are in the high end Macs, just to name a few of their GPU successes.
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#22
ensabrenoir
.....ok can we all give AMD a standing Ovation for their CPU line and it's execution.
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#23
XiGMAKiD
NC37 said:
When your foe is down you don't let them live...you kick them in the junk till they puke and faint!
Darnit Oreki, that's brutal :rockout:

Liviu Cojocaru said:
AMD is putting almost all the effort in the CPU market this year...I think they'll probably sell the GPU department :D
That would be their biggest mistake ever :wtf:
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#24
phill
Very impressed with AMD and this is just going further to prove this..

My next CPU will definitely be an AMD.... :)
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#25
Liviu Cojocaru
DRDNA said:
The GPU department is really doing very awesome, they have gained control over the Gaming Console market, they have a nice marriage with New Intel CPU's and they are in the high end Macs, just to name a few of their GPU successes.
I agree that they've managed to get a few things right but by looking at the GPU market share I don't think they're doing so well...Vega was a big fail, Polaris is ok but they have nothing for the high end user. I really hope they can come up with a good solution as Nvidia is ripping us off
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