If you haven't looked at AMD Ryzen processor listings over the weekend you might be surprised to see prices reduces across the board on Amazon specifically, with some pretty significant discounts including a Ryzen 7 2700 for only $219.99 (list price is $299). While we could debate whether these price changes signal the coming of 3000-series Ryzen CPUs sooner rather than later, the price drops are great for consumers regardless.
Here's a current list of the best deals on Ryzen 2000-series processors from Amazon, which seems to have the best prices (with Newegg's discounts far less dramatic).
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
- List price $329, currently $289.99 on Amazon.com
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Processor with Wraith Spire LED Cooler
- List price $299, currently $219.99 on Amazon.com
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
- List price $249, currently $189.99 on Amazon.com
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
- List price $199, currently $164.99 on Amazon.com
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Processor with Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics
- List price $169, currently $134.99 on Amazon.com
It's always tough to consider a build or upgrade when a new CPU launch is imminent, but the flipside is that previous-gen parts get cheaper (well, at least with these Ryzen parts they do). Here's to more price drops throughout the year.