Black Friday promotions are in full swing, and hardware prices are at an all-time low. AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors have taken a nose-dive, sinking to their lowest market prices since launch. The top-end Ryzen 9 7950X is the most appealing of the three, going for 4, 5 off its 9 sticker price. (www.atticsandmore.com) Its rival, the Core i9-13900K, is priced at $619, leaving a good $65 delta between them.
The Ryzen 9 7900X is another excellent choice for your gaming PC, going for a discounted price of $459, down from its launch value of $549. Its Raptor Lake rival, the Core i7-13700K, can be had for $429.
Shifting gears to the budget SKUs, we have the Ryzen 7 7700X and the Ryzen 5 7600X. The former is down to $339, a nifty $60 discount off its MSRP. The 7600X gets the same $60 discount, pulling its price down to $239.
The Core i5-13600K can be had for $319, a balanced option between the two, offering better gaming performance and roughly the same content creation grunt.