Cheaper Ryzen CPUs When Ryzen 2 Launches?

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AMD is almost ready to launch the Ryzen 2 desktop processors, leading to speculation that it would herald the availability of cheaper Ryzen processors. Like everyone else, we love a good deal. Let’s see if the launch of Ryzen 2 will result in cheaper Ryzen processors!

Cheaper Ryzen CPUs When Ryzen 2 Launches?

 

No : AMD Just Gave Us Cheaper Ryzen CPUs!

AMD just announced a major Ryzen price cut on 1 February 2018. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, for example, received a $100 (22%) price cut, although in some countries (like here in Malaysia), it received a massive $228 (35%) price cut!

US Recommended Retail Price
(without taxes)
Launch Price
(2017)
New Price
(1 Feb 2018)
Difference
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X$999$999No Change
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X$799$799No Change
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X$549$449– $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X$449$349– $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X$399$309– $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700$329$299– $30
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X$249$219– $30
AMD Ryzen 5 1600$219$189– $30
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X$189$174– $15
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G$169
AMD Ryzen 5 1400$169$169No Change
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X$129$129No Change
AMD Ryzen 3 1200$109$109No Change
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G$99

You can read more about the February 2018 Ryzen price cut, and our analysis in our article, The 2018 AMD Ryzen Price Cut Details Examined!

 

Yes : The Ryzen Models Being Replaced Will Be Cheaper

The AMD Ryzen 2 price list was leaked earlier, showing how AMD intends to position the four new Pinnacle Ridge models.

The AMD Ryzen 2 (Pinnacle Ridge) Price, Specifications & Availability Leaked!

As you can see, three of the upcoming Ryzen 2 (Pinnacle Ridge) processors directly replace four of the first-generation Ryzen (Summit Ridge) processors :

Ryzen 7 1800X ($349) -> Ryzen 7 2700X ($369)
Ryzen 7 1700X ($309) / Ryzen 7 1700 ($299) -> Ryzen 7 2700 ($299)
Ryzen 5 1600X ($219) -> Ryzen 5 2600X ($249)

It is very likely that the Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 7 1700 will be priced lower after Ryzen 2 hits the market. The Ryzen 5 1600X, though, will probably continue to be sold at $219.

The Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200 are no longer mentioned in the leaked slide, because they’re being replaced by the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G desktop APUs. However, we don’t see them being discounted, as they offer better CPU and memory performance than the APUs for those who don’t need the integrated Vega graphics.

 

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Dr. Adrian Wong has been writing about tech and science since 1997, even publishing a book with Prentice Hall called Breaking Through The BIOS Barrier (ISBN 978-0131455368) while in medical school. He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

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