Nope, AMD isn’t raising prices on the Ryzen 9 7950X3D

Nope, AMD isn’t raising prices on the Ryzen 9 7950X3D

AMD on Tuesday announced pricing and availability for its upcoming Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D. Both Ryzen 9 chips arrive on February 28, while the Ryzen 7 7800X3D arrives later on April 6. More importantly, however, the flagship does not come with a price increase.

Ryzen™ 7000 Series Processor Pricing and Availability with AMD 3D V-Cache™ Technology

Suggested retail prices are $700, $600, and $450 for the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D, respectively. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D debuts at the same price as the base Ryzen 9 7950X, while the Ryzen 7 7800X3D costs $50 more than the Ryzen 7 7700X which is available now. The Ryzen 9 7900X3D also incurs a price increase of around $40-50.

Although the two Ryzen 9 models do not come with a price increase over AMD’s suggested pricing, they are more expensive. AMD’s Zen 4 processors saw poor sales, leading the Ryzen 9 7950X to sell for between $550 and $600 and the Ryzen 9 7900X to sell closer to $400.

This change nearly cements the base Ryzen 7000 processors at lower prices. AMD hasn’t made any official announcements, but we don’t expect prices to go up once the 3D V-Cache processors are here.

These have been highly anticipated processors from AMD since the company announced them earlier this year. The 3D V-Cache technology behind the chips drove the latest-gen Ryzen 7 5800X3D to the top of the charts as the best gaming CPU you can buy, and it stays there even with next-gen CPUs doing the rounds.

Ryzen 9 7950X3D Ryzen 9 7900X3D Ryzen 7 7800X3D Cores/Threads 16/32 12/24 8/16 Base/Boost Clock 4.2GHz/5.7GHz 4.4GHz/5.6GHz 4.XGHz/5GHz Size cache size 144 MB 140 MB 104 MB Power consumption 120 W 1200 W

This time it’s different. In the previous generation, AMD only released one processor with 3D V-Cache. The company is now expanding the technology in its product stack, with the Ryzen 9 7950X3D packing 3D V-Cache alongside the full 16 Zen 4 cores seen on the base CPU.

AMD claims the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D is up to 24% faster than Intel’s Core i9-13900K in gaming, as well as 4% to 52% faster in productivity applications. The latter was the Achilles heel of the previous generation, with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D being beaten by other processors outside of gaming (read our Ryzen 7 5800X3D review for more details).

This processor, according to AMD, is designed to counter the problems of the previous generation. The game, however, remains the main objective. Compared to the previous generation, AMD claims the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is up to 30% faster and gamers can expect a 15% boost on average.

While it’s clear that AMD is striving to top the list of best processors, we’ll have to wait until we get our hands on these processors to test them out ourselves. As we saw recently with the Ryzen 5 7600, AMD’s cheaper Ryzen 7000 processors can perform surprisingly well.

The new processors are included in AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Games Bundle promotion, which provides a free digital code for the upcoming Star Wars Jedi Survivor. Although the promotion is still ongoing, this game recently screened in late April from its original March release date.

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