It has been reported that AMD has scaled down production of its Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” processors in response to low demand across the PC hardware industry. This claimed internal document is calling for reduced supply to the channel as market response to the Ryzen 7000-series is weak. This comes right after AMD revisiting is Q3-2022 forecast, adjusting by a $1 billion drop in revenue, citing weak demand in the PC market. Even with low demand we are not seeing a price-change on Ryzen 7000 series processors or AM5 motherboards.
AMD launched their Ryzen 7000 series processors in September, on the same day Intel announced their upcoming 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” processors. These processors will go on sale a little later this month. It seems Ryzen 7000 series processors are a victim of the platform and high pricing. For starters the 6-core Ryzen 5 7600X is $299 and we all know the current price of AM5 motherboards, and the fact if you are upgrading you do need to buy more expensive DDR5 memory.