AMD’s Ryzen 9 7900X3D is now going for $522.49, down from its MSRP of $599.99 on Microcenter, a sign of the raging popularity of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D. The latter is faster than the former in most gaming workloads, forcing AMD to drop the prices of its higher-end siblings to remain relevant. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D is faster than the Ryzen 9 7900X3D in most workloads, leveling with the R9 7950X3D.
The Ryzen 9 7950X has dropped to $523, down from its sticker price of $699. The 16-core Zen 4 chip is slower than its Intel Raptor Lake counterparts in gaming but offers admirable performance in content creation workloads.
The Ryzen 9 7900X is a 12-core chip based on the Zen 4-core architecture. It has dropped to $401, down from its launch price of $549.99. You’re looking at 7950X levels of gaming performance with lower power and slightly lower content creation performance. If you’re purely into gaming workloads, we recommend the X3D chips, which are vastly superior in latency-intensive workloads.