What happened now? In Alder Lake-S reviews, in which Intel chips have finally become worthy competitors to AMD’s Ryzen alternatives, it seems that the Red team is taking the only step they can take before the Ryzen 6000 series launches next year: lower the price of their current lineup.
VideoCardz reports that Microcenter lowered prices for some AMD Ryzen 5000 (Vermeer) processors following the introduction of Alder Lake. The most significant drop is the 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X, which dropped to $ 299-150 from its regular price.
Those looking for the ultimate chip monster can save $ 100 on the Ryzen 9 5950X, with a 16-core processor now at $ 699 instead of the usual $ 799. Last year, we gave the best Ryzen processor a 90 rating, celebrating its exceptional gaming and performance.
The Ryzen 5 5600X is also downsized, albeit a smaller amount than the other two Vermeer chips. The cost of a 6-core processor has dropped from the usual $ 299 to $ 279.
Not all retailers offer the same price cuts. Amazon currently does not have Ryzen 5000 processors in stock, and European retailers have yet to offer money for the chips. There are a couple of discounts on Ryzen 5000 processors in Neweggbut they are not as essential as in MicroCenter.
AMD is likely to feel more pressure when Intel releases the Alder Lake non-K Core i5 series for under $ 300. We recently heard that the potential new king of the budget, the i5-12400F, could be priced at $ 160, but AMD has the advantage of being more affordable for its AM4 motherboards. There’s also the Ryzen 6000, which is expected to go on sale early next year.
In other Alder Lake news, Intel recently posted a list of games that currently do not work with its APUs, although fixes are in development – and there is a workaround.