News No, AMD won’t raise the price of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D

AMD on Tuesday announced pricing and availability for its upcoming Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D. The two Ryzen 9 chips will arrive on February 28th, while the Ryzen 7 7800X3D will arrive later on April 6th. More importantly, though, the flagship hasn’t seen a price hike.

Ryzen 7000 Series Processors with AMD 3D V-Cacheā„¢ Technology Pricing and Availability

The suggested retail prices for the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D are $700, $600, and $450, respectively. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D debuted at the same price as the base Ryzen 9 7950X, while the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is $50 more than the Ryzen 7 7700X that’s available now. The price of the Ryzen 9 7900X3D has also increased by $40 to $50.

While the two Ryzen 9 models don’t cost more than AMD’s suggested price, they’re more expensive. AMD’s Zen 4 processors have not sold well, resulting in the Ryzen 9 7950X selling for $550 to $600 and the Ryzen 9 7900X priced at close to $400.

This shift almost solidifies the foundation of Ryzen 7000 processors at lower prices. AMD hasn’t made any official announcements yet, but we don’t expect prices to go back up once the 3D V-Cache processors hit the market.

These processors have been highly anticipated from AMD since the company announced them earlier this year. The 3D V-Cache technology behind the chip made the last-gen Ryzen 7 5800X3D the best gaming processor you can buy, and it’s held on to the top spot even as next-gen processors catch on.

Ryzen 9 7950X3D Ryzen 9 7900X3D Ryzen 7 7800X3D
core/thread 16/32 12/24 8/16
Base/Boost Clock 4.2GHz/5.7GHz 4.4GHz/5.6GHz 4.XGHz/5GHz
cache size 144MB 140MB 104MB
Power consumption 120W 120W 120W

However, this time is different. In the previous generation, AMD released only one processor with 3D V-Cache. The company is now expanding the technology into its product stack, with the Ryzen 9 7950X3D packing a 3D V-Cache along with a full 16 Zen 4 cores on the base processor.

AMD claims that the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D is 24% faster than the Intel Core i9-13900K in gaming and between 4% and 52% faster in productivity applications. The latter was the previous generation’s Achilles’ heel, with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D getting hit by processors other than gaming (read our Ryzen 7 5800X3D review for more details).

According to AMD, this processor is designed to solve the problems of the previous generation. Gaming, however, remains the main focus. AMD says the Ryzen 7 7800X3D is 30 percent faster compared to the previous generation, and gamers can expect a 15 percent boost on average.

While it’s clear that AMD is working hard to get to the top of the best processor list, we’ll have to wait until we get our hands on these processors before we can test them ourselves. As we recently saw with the Ryzen 5 7600, AMD’s cheaper Ryzen 7000 processors can boast surprisingly high performance.

New Processors Included in AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Game Bundle Promotion, Offers Free Digital Codes for Upcoming Games Star Wars Jedi Survivors. While the promotion is still ongoing, the game was recently pushed back to late April from its original March release date.

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