The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X CPU appears to be dropping in price outside of the US borders, as the chip is now available for as little as $420 in China.
Chinese retail price drops 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 7900X CPU to $420, now cheaper than non-X variant
Chinese retailer Jingdong (JD.com) revealed today that they are discounting the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X CPU at 2899 RMB, which converts to $420 USD. This new price puts the processor below the price of non-X variants of the Ryzen 9 7900 by close to RMB 300 (RMB 3,199).
In September of last year, AMD released the Ryzen 9 7900X CPU for the original MSRP of $549. Two months later, to remain competitive in the CPU market, the company lowered the price of the processor to US$449. Since then, AMD has been forced to continue price cuts as consumers have been stuck in DIY markets due to high component prices, especially AM5 and 600 series motherboards.
However, the cost abroad at the borders of China is even better than in the US, as the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X is less expensive than its non-X version. Also, yesterday we reported on the Ryzen processor 7 7700X from AMD bundled at online retailer Newegg with ASRock X670E PG Lightning AM5 ATX motherboard and G.Skill Flare X5 32GB DDR5-6000 Memory Kit (2×16) for an impressive $499.99.
In addition to the bundle at Newegg, AMD is offering its bundle that combines seven of its newest processors, including the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, with DDR5 memory, X670 and B650 motherboards, and the new PC game Star Wars Jedi: Survivor that’s live. . from February 27, 2023 to April 1, 2023. Only Kingston, Crucial, ADATA, and GeIL-specific DDR5 memory and qualifying motherboards are part of this AMD bundle, which includes:
- Ryzen 9 7950X
- Ryzen 9 7900X
- Ryzen 9 7900
- Ryzen 7 7700X
- Ryzen 7 7700
- Ryzen 5 7600X
- Ryzen 5 7600
Retailers Newegg, Amazon, and Microcenter US are currently part of the AMD bundle promotion. The Star Wars Jedi: Survivor digital redemption will only be active until May 6, 2023. AMD Ryzen 9 7900X offers twelve cores on twenty-four threads with a base clock of 4.7 GHz and a boost clock rate of 5.6 GHz. The total cache is 76 MB (64+12) with a TDP of 170W. Visit JD.com for more information on this special discount.
News sources: Home of IT, JD.com