AMD 6-core Ryzen 5 7600X CPU Is Now Cheaper Than 7600 non-X CPU

In the past week, numerous US retailers presented attractive discounts on both Intel and AMD CPUs. However, most of those deals have expired by now. Fortunately, there is presently an alternative SKU available at a price below $200, specifically for AMD’s latest socket.

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, which was launched in 2022, is a CPU featuring 6 cores and 12 threads. It showcases an impressive boost clock speed of up to 5.3 GHz. Currently, it stands as the most budget-friendly AM5 CPU on the market, and interestingly, it is even less expensive than the slower 7600 non-X model.

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In 2023, AMD has been relatively sluggish in recognizing that a 6-core desktop CPU priced at $300 is too steep. It was only with the Ryzen 7600 non-X, priced at $230, that the company acknowledged the need for a more affordable option. However, since the introduction of the second variant, both CPUs have frequently alternated positions on discount charts, occasionally surprising customers with a lower price for the higher-end model.

Currently, the Ryzen 5 7600 is being sold at approximately $230, whereas the slightly faster but older variant is priced at $199. This marks the first instance where the latter has reached such a significant price reduction, now standing $100 below the original manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP).

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Adding to the allure of this offer is the inclusion of a complimentary Starfield game code with the Ryzen 5 7600X, which enhances its value or potential for resale. Furthermore, the recent availability of more affordable AM5 motherboards and DDR5 memory at lower price points makes this package a potentially attractive substitute for Intel’s LGA1700 series. Intel has plans to refresh the LGA1700 platform before phasing it out next year, further emphasizing the appeal of this alternative option.

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