AMD’s mid-range Raphael SKU, the Ryzen 7 7700X, is down to a staggeringly low price of $298. The octa-core CPU has a base clock of 4.5GHz and a boost of 5.4GHz. It features a base TDP of 105W and, like its X-series brethren, requires an aftermarket cooler. Launched at an MSRP of $399, AMD has, for the first time, discounted it to a new low of $298.
The Ryzen 7 7700X is going for $348 on Newegg with a promo code (BDNW25), further reducing it to $298. Amazon has listed a similar price for the 7700X. The retailer has cut the price of the Zen 4 CPU to $340 with a discount coupon, bringing it down to $298 ($290 for customers with Amazon Rewards Visa Card). Both retailers are bundling the Ryzen 7000 lineup with EA’s Star Wars: Jedi Survivor, a $70 title.
Ironically, the Ryzen 7 7700 is $30 pricier than its X variant. The Ryzen 5 7600X, on the other hand, is just $50 cheaper with a price tag of $248 across major retailers. Conversely, Intel’s Core i5-13600K is $14 more expensive than its Zen 4 rival, more than making up for its lackluster gaming performance.