AMD Stories August 13

AMD has been on a warpath to take the #1 spot from Intel when it comes to processors. With Ryzen, AMD started to rise to the top again, and Threadripper is a great contender when it comes to high-end desktops. AMD is back at it again with its second generation of Threadripper processors, and the highest-end version is available for purchase starting today.

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AMD Stories July 31

expiredAMD’s Ryzen 3 quad-core CPU w/ Vega 8 Graphics drops to Amazon low at $90 shipped

Amazon offers the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics for $89.99 shipped. Regularly up to $110 (but selling for around $100 at Amazon lately), this is the lowest that we’ve tracked and is the best available. Before now, AMD’s Ryzen processors required a separate graphics card, but this one has that built-in, saving cost and space when building a new computer. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

AMD Stories July 23

expiredAMD’s Ryzen 5 2600 packs 6 cores + a CPU cooler at $160 (Reg. $190), more from $150

Amazon offers the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler for $159.99 shipped. Also at Newegg. This matches our last mention and is a new all-time low at Amazon. Whether you’re building a new PC like we did in our budget gaming machine below, or upgrading an existing computer, the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU is a great 6-core 12-thread option that can handle just about anything you throw at it. Early reviews at Amazon for AMD’s latest CPU are great, and the Ryzen platform is well-rated.

AMD Stories July 12

expiredGrab AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600 CPU w/ cooler for $160 shipped (Reg. $190)

Newegg offers the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 6-core CPU for $159.99 shipped when code NENAMD6 is used at checkout. Regularly closer to $190, and still fetching as much at Amazon, this is the lowest that we’ve tracked and the best available. If you’re looking to build a new computer, now’s a great time with component prices finally falling. We still have a GTX 1080 for $490, which is one of the best prices we’ve seen in a long time. AMD’s Ryzen platform is well-rated at Amazon, and be sure to check out our announcement coverage for more details on Ryzen 2.

AMD Stories June 29

expiredAMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X w/ RGB Cooler drops to $246.50 shipped (Reg. $320)

Update 6/29: Refurbforless (97.6% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core 3.6GHz CPU in new condition for $161.49 shipped when code PERFECTDAY is used at checkout (Reg. $190+). Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Refurbforless (97.6% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-Core 3.7GHz CPU in new condition for $246.49 shipped when code PERFECTDAY is used at checkout. Originally $329, Amazon and Newegg both have dropped this CPU down to $320. We’ve never seen it fall below that before today, where it’s now 25% off its regular price. AMD’s Ryzen platform is great for productivity or gaming computer builds, and the included cooler means that’s one less thing to buy when building a PC. Rated 4.5/5 stars at Amazon. Learn more in our announcement coverage.

AMD Stories June 18

expiredAMD’s RYZEN 7 1800X 8-core CPU drops to $240 shipped at Amazon/Newegg

Amazon offers the RYZEN 7 1800X 8-core CPU for $239.99 shipped. Also at Newegg’s official eBay store and Newegg directly. Originally $500, this CPU has been around $300 recently. This is the lowest we’ve tracked and the best available. AMD’s RYZEN platform is great for gamers or productivity masters alike, with the 1800X featuring 8 cores and 16 threads for tons of processing power. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

AMD Stories May 31

expiredSave up to 25% on CPUs, GPUs, computer cases, storage, more in today’s Gold Box

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a wide selection of PC components and peripherals on sale up to 25% off. Our top pick is the AMD RYZEN 7 1700X 8 core 16 thread CPU for $214.99 shipped, though the $30 mail-in rebate drops it even further to $184.99 shipped. Normally $300, our last mention was $240 and this is the best price we’ve ever tracked. This CPU is great for gaming computers or productivity machines alike, and we used the little brother of this model, the RYZEN 5 1400, in our budget gaming PC build we recently completed. Rated 4.6/5 stars. Shop the entire sale here.

AMD Stories May 30

expiredAMD’s Ryzen 7 2700 8 core CPU drops to lowest price ever at $255 shipped (Reg. $300)

Newegg’s official eBay storefront offers the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8 core 12 thread CPU for $254.99 shipped. Normally $300, Amazon now asks $285 for this CPU and we’ve never seen it lower than it is today. Great for both workstation-class computers or gamers, this CPU has 16 threads for multi-core workflows. Reviews are light as this was just released recently, but AMD’s Ryzen platform is well-rated.

AMD Stories May 29

expiredUpgrade to AMD’s Ryzen 7 1700 8 core/16 thread CPU for $192 shipped (Reg. $280)

Platinum Micro via Rakuten offers the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU for $192.09 shipped when you use promo code SAVE15 at checkout. Note: You must be logged into a free Rakuten account to use this code. Generally around $280 at most retailers, this is a match for our last mention and the best available. Perfect for building a custom gaming or productivity computer, the Ryzen 7 1700 has 8 cores and 16 threads to chew through just about anything you can throw at it. Rated 4.7/5 stars at Amazon. We used AMD’s Ryzen 5 in our budget gaming PC build, and the Ryzen 7 will give even better performance.

AMD Stories May 17

expiredUpgrade to the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 + 120GB SSD for budget gaming: $190 ($225 value)

Newegg offers the Ryzen 5 2600 6 core 12 thread 3.9GHz CPU bundled with a 120GB 2.5-inch internal solid state drive for $189.99 shipped. Normally the CPU itself runs $190 and the SSD is $35 at Newegg. Recently announced, this is the second-generation of AMD’s Ryzen processor platform which brings added performance over the first generation. Perfect for building a budget gaming machine, we used the previous generation of AMD’s Ryzen 5 in our custom PC build. Learn more about AMD’s Ryzen second generation of processors in our announcement coverage. Ryzen is well-rated at Amazon and the SSD received 4+ stars from 70% of customers.

AMD Stories May 16

expiredAMD’s Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core processor sees first discount to $210 shipped (Reg. $230)

Amazon offers the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6 core 12 thread 4.2GHz CPU for $209.99 shipped. Normally $230, this is the first major drop we’ve tracked and is the best available. AMD recently announced the second-generation of Ryzen processors, of which this is a member. Though reviews are slim here, AMD’s Ryzen platform is well-rated. We even used it in our budget gaming build.

AMD Stories May 14

expiredAMD’s Ryzen 7 1700 has 8 cores, LED cooler, more for $192 shipped (Reg. $280)

Platinum Micro via Rakuten offers the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU for $192.09 shipped when you use promo code SAVE15 at checkout. Note: You must be logged into a free Rakuten account to use this code. Normally $280, our last mention was $220 with a mail-in rebate and this is the best we’ve tracked. Great for building a custom gaming or productivity computer, the Ryzen 7 1700 has 8 cores and 16 threads. Rated 4.7/5 stars at Amazon. We used AMD’s Ryzen 5 in our budget gaming PC build, and the Ryzen 7 will give even greater performance.

AMD Stories May 1

expiredAMD’s Ryzen 7 1700 CPU drops to $250 shipped, or $220 w/ MIR (Reg. $280)

Amazon offers the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8 core CPU for $249.99 shipped. Also at Newegg. Both websites offer a $30 mail-in rebate, which drops the processor down to $219.99 shipped should you choose to send it in. Normally $280, this is one of the best prices we’ve ever tracked and the lowest currently available. AMD’s Ryzen platform is great for gaming and productivity computers alike. Rated 4.7/5 stars at Amazon. We used AMD’s Ryzen 5 in our budget gaming PC build, and the Ryzen 7 will give even greater performance.

AMD Stories April 13

When it comes to computer processors, AMD has taken second-chair to Intel for about the past decade. Last year, AMD launched its Ryzen CPU platform. Offering more cores and better performance than Intel’s CPU lineup at the time, AMD easily took the stage and came back with a vengeance.

I used to never recommend AMD personally, and Ryzen changed that. I have built countless machines with this new architecture and it never disappoints. We even user Ryzen 5 CPU in our budget gaming build that we recently completed. Today, AMD announced updated Ryzen processors with new price points that are bound to fit just about every budget.

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AMD Stories April 5

expiredAMD’s RYZEN 7 1700X 8 core CPU drops to $240 shipped at Newegg (Reg. $300)

Newegg offers the AMD RYZEN 7 1700X 8 core CPU for $239.99 shipped when you checkout with code NEN429. Normally $300, this is the best we’ve ever tracked and even beats Amazon’s lowest price by over $10. If you’re wanting to build your own PC, or maybe upgrade an existing RYZEN computer, this is a fantastic option. We used the little brother of this model, the RYZEN 5 1400, in our budget gaming PC build we recently completed. Rated 4.7/5 stars on Amazon.

AMD Stories March 27

expiredThese RYZEN processors are great for gaming & productivity from $79 shipped

Newegg’s official eBay storefront offers the RYZEN 7 1700X 8 core 3.4 GHz processor for $229.49 shipped when code PREPSPRING is used at checkout. Currently $288 at Amazon, this is one of the best deals that we’ve seen on one of AMD’s high-end processors. For more information on using this in a computer build, check out our hands-on guide where we built a gaming computer for under $1,000 or the video below. Rated 4.7/5 stars on Amazon

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