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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X price drop steals thunder from Intel’s Core i9-9900K launch

AMD appears to be trying to poach customers from Intel following the revelation of the latter’s new 9th-gen processors and their pricing, with the asking price of the Ryzen 7 2700X being chopped to just $294.99 at Amazon over in the US.

Now, remember that Intel’s incoming Core i9-9900K, which goes on sale October 19, and is also an eight-core processor with very similar specs on paper – albeit with a somewhat faster boost speed in stock configuration – has a recommended price of $488 (around £370).

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As we noted in our hands on with Intel’s Core i9, the Ryzen 7 2700X looked comparatively great value at $329, and now it has been further dropped by just over 10%.

In short, this makes Intel’s chip seem very costly – it’s around two-thirds more expensive to be precise – particularly when you remember that AMD’s effort also comes bundled with a premium Wraith cooler.

Tempting option

So if you want a bargain eight-core (16-thread) chip, AMD’s 2700X is certainly a very tempting option at the moment.

Sadly, in the UK, the Amazon price hasn’t been similarly chopped by 10%, although you can get the 2700X for £289.99, which is a tenner cheaper than the recommended price (which other outlets seem to be sticking to in the main), and still represents a great overall value proposition for such a powerful chip.

And who knows, when Black Friday rolls around, there will be more deals across all sorts of hardware including processors – and we might just see even lower discounted prices in the UK and US. Fingers crossed.

Remember, the Ryzen 7 2700X scored full marks in our review back in April, scooping a ‘best in class’ award for its dramatic improvements on the performance front.

Via Wccftech

Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).