With the launch of the Ryzen 7000X3D processors, the vanilla Zen 4 chips have taken a backseat. The top-end Raphael parts have been discounted by over $100 to all-time lows. At the time of writing, Newegg is selling the Ryzen 9 7900X for $419.97, down from its launch MSRP of $549. On paper, you’re saving $129.02, or 23%, on this purchase which is excellent if you’re into content creation and gaming:
The Ryzen 9 7950X is down by $113 or 16% to $585. The Raphael flagship launched at an MSRP of $699 late last year before Raptor Lake-S knocked it down a peg or two. This sixteen-core SKU offers stellar rendering performance, even beating the Core i9-13900K in some cases.
The newly launched Ryzen 9 7900X3D has already been discounted to $581.69, down from its sticker value of $599. For all purposes and intents, the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is the better chip for gamers, leaving the 7900X3D and 7950X3D in an awkward position.
While the latter offers better lows in certain scenarios, the former is, in two words, the “middle child”.