AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 processors are discounted right now on Amazon

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What you need to know

  • Ryzen 5 and 7 processors from the 2000 Series are on sale with some deep price cuts right now.
  • The price drops come just a day ahead of the launch of AMD's new Ryzen 3000 Series chips.
  • You can save up to $100 on chips like the Ryzen 2700 (opens in new tab), 2600 (opens in new tab), 2600X (opens in new tab), and 2700X (opens in new tab).

We're just around the corner for AMD's launch of its latest generation of Ryzen processors. In light of this imminent launch, Amazon has discounted a bunch of Ryzen 2nd-gen processors. Interestingly, Ryzen 3 CPUs are not included, so this just covers the Ryzen 5 and 7 right now. The discounts are considerable too, allowing you to pick up a new AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (opens in new tab) processor for just $200, a full $99 off the original listing price.

Other processors included in this promotion are the Ryzen 5 2600 (opens in new tab), Ryzen 5 2600X (opens in new tab), and Ryzen 7 2700X (opens in new tab). We have confirmed these price drops to also be present in other markets, including the UK.

Should you buy the current generation of processors from AMD or hold off for 3xxx CPUs? It depends on whether or not you want to save big in the short term or payout initial launch pricing for the latest tech. If you're just putting together a gaming rig or a PC that won't take advantage of the improved performance and other features AMD has added in the new CPUs, it makes sense to save up to $99 on a brand new Ryzen 2xxx CPU. Should you want the latest and greatest, hold out for a few more days.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Honestly it's a bad idea to get those ryzen 7s right now. The Ryzen 5 3600 just came out today and at $200 it's faster than a 2700X.
  • Depends i suppose, if you want to save a bit of money and get a decent CPU, then it is still good price and do we really know what prices the new CPUS will be when launched?
    My Ryzen 7 1700 first gen cost me a couple of pence of £300 ay the end of May 2017, amazon is now selling the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 in the UK at £188, I am expecting the 3rd gen will be back up close to £300. While there will be some better performance between the different generations and no doubt some other improvements, I doubt in real life use you will see much difference. i only hope that AMD sticks a cooler with them all and not do what they did with the first gen. The main reason why IO went with the 1700 and not the 1700x was that I could not be bothered to muck around finding coolers for a new CPU that have only just been launched.