What happened? With Alder Lake-S touting Intel chips as a good contender for AMD's Reisen alternatives, the red team appears to be taking the only possible step until next year's launch of the Ryzen 6000 series: lowering the price of its current product line.
VideoCardz reports that MicroCenter has lowered the price of some AMD Ryzen 5000 (Vermeer) processors after the arrival of Alder Lake. The most notable drop in the Ryzen 7 is the 5800X 8-core, which is down $299-$150 from its regular price. With a 16-core processor, it's now $699 instead of the usual $799. We gave our best Ryzen processor a score of 90 in last year's review, indicating the game's exceptional performance and productivity. p>
Not all retailers offer the same discounts. Amazon doesn't currently have any Ryzen 5000 processors in stock, and European retailers haven't paid for the chips yet. There are some discounts on Ryzen 5000 processors at Newegg, but they're not nearly as important as the MicroCenter. The price is less than $300. We've heard lately that a potential new budget king, the i5-12400F, could be priced at $160, but AMD has the advantage of better availability for its AM4 motherboards. There is also the Ryzen 6000, which is expected to be available early next year.
In other news from Alder Lake, Intel recently released a list of games that don't currently work with their hybrid CPUs, despite their patches. in it. There is a way - and there is a solution. p>
AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Price Dropped After Alder Lake Launch