The weakening PC market has cost chipmakers billions of dollars in revenue this year with the losses expected to continue for the remainder of 2022. NVIDIA and Intel are the worst hit with AMD beginning to feel the burn as well. This has opened up lots of opportunities for consumers to grab their favorite components as retailers slash prices to dump excess inventory. CPUs and GPUs have borne the brunt of the storm as prices have dropped to nearly half the official figures.
AMD just launched its next-gen Ryzen 7000 CPUs, offering a substantial boost in both gaming and content creation workloads. The asking prices for these chips are pretty much the same as their predecessors’ MSRPs, prompting etailers to initate a spree of price cuts aross the board.
All Ryzen 5000 SKUs have been discounted by as much as 40% on Newegg and Amazon. The 5800X is going for $269 (40% off), less than the hex-core Ryzen 5 7600X. The 5900X can be purchased for $398 (28%), a good deal less than the octa-core Ryzen 7 7800X.
On the blue side, the 12th Gen processors have also been steadily depreciating market value. The Core i7-12700K forms the most appealing product in this space, going for $339, a sharp drop off its sticker price of $450. The 12700K generally beats the Ryzen 7 5800X and the 5900X in gaming but falls behind the newly released 7600X ($299) and the 7800X ($449).