Prices for second-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs have dropped, with US$50 being shaved off a performance-level Ryzen 7 2700 CPU on Newegg. Several CPUs based on the
Zen+ microarchitecture have been discounted, leading to speculation that AMD is making space in its inventory for the upcoming Zen 2-based Ryzen chips.
There are shedloads of rather nice deals for AMD Ryzen processors can be found on Newegg. The mainstream AMD Ryzen 5 2600 has been reduced from $199.99 to $164.99.
This one has a hexa-core CPU with a clock rate of 3400-3900 MHz.
The eight core 16 thread Ryzen 7 2700 which can boost its clock to 4.1 is selling for $249.99 down from $299.99.
Then there is the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X which is priced at $294.99, and it can almost keep up with the much more expensive i7-8700K.
It is likely that AMD is preparing for the release of the Ryzen 3000 series of processors that are based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. While these look super cool they will almost certainly be more expensive which is why these discounted chips are worth a look at.