The official unveiling of RDNA 3 isn’t all sunshine and rainbows for AMD, as they face another problem: The Ryzen 7000 Series aren’t doing quite well in sales, as Chinese markets get discounts.
The company admitted in their Q3 financial report that the Ryzen 7000 CPUs aren’t quite selling as well as they should; and this is proven by Amazon, where their ranked top-sellers are the last-gen Ryzen 5000 series. So where’s the 7000 series at? The range-topper model ranked 16th, the 7700X lays on 22nd, and the 7600X lands at 34th. It doesn’t sound so bad, but then the stock goes nowhere, which forces AMD to slow down on the production of the 7000 series.
It doesn’t help matters that the Ryzen 7000 CPUs’ ecosystem is rather costly. AMD motherboards that house the AM5 sockets are also pretty expensive, which explains the low sales figures, despite the relatively lower prices. That being said, China’s markets will receive 20%> discounts for the Ryzen 7000 range, which we will say are quite tempting. The prices have been converted to USD from CN¥. For the Ryzen 5 7600X, it’s valued at $236 from a 24% discount, the Ryzen 7 7700X is now $320 from a 23% cut, the Ryzen 9 7900X is $459, from a 23% discount, and the range-topper Ryzen 9 7950X goes from $598 to $459, presenting the 27% price cut.
Knowing the incoming arrival of the new RDNA 3 GPUs, these mass discounts are probably the best way for the old stock to go, but keep in mind that this is China-only. Other regions haven’t got big discounts, and unless you’re willing to buy them with taxes and import fees in mind, perhaps it’s best to wait and see what comes of this.
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