The release of AMD''s Ryzen 7000 series processors has brought one of the most significant gen-on-gen upgrades for years, thanks to a new 5nm process node, a larger L2 cache, and internal improvements that increase clock speeds and instructions per clock. What''s the best location in the United Kingdom to buy one?
Unless you want to build a Ryzen 7000-based PC, nabbing one of these processors will make for a costly journey.
We''ve compiled the cheapest prices we can get for each of the four Ryzen 7000 processors across the United Kingdom. With this, you can get an idea of what each CPU costs and from which retailer it''d be best to buy.
First, here''s a table with all of the required information - the cheapest AMD Ryzen 7000 chips, how much they cost, and where to find it.
|Ryzen 9 7950X||Amazon UK||769.99|
|Ryzen 9 7900X||Scan||594.98|
|Ryzen 7 7700X||Scan||428.99|
|Ryzen 5 7600X||Scan||325.99|
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (769.99, Amazon)
The Ryzen 9 7950X, which comes with 16 cores and 32 threads, is a core of a CPU that should be a particularly powerful choice for both gaming and content creation. Of course, as the 7000 series supports DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, you will also be able to take advantage of increased speed to make those intense tasks more of a breeze.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X (594.98, Scan)
Both in terms of specs as well as in price is the 7900X. In our Ryzen 9 7900X review, this processor is a great choice for content creation and gaming, thanks to the high gen-on-gen scores and high core count. The most noticeable advancement here is the sky-high maximum boost clock, which is rated at 5.6GHz.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X (428.99, Scan)
The Ryzen 7 7700X is still an excellent processor for most individuals, although it is still quite capable of playing well with the higher-cost chips above, all from an eight core and 16 thread chip, which is incredible, and on average the benefits of PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 are fantastic.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X (325.99, Scan)
The Ryzen 5 7600X may be the cheapest processor in the new 7000 series lineup, but it''s certainly no slouch. This mid-range component offers quite similar gaming performance than the Ryzen 9 7900X, and enables for greater fps to rise than the Ryzen 9 7900X. A increase of 5.3GHz means that AMD has broken the 5GHz barrier on every processor in the lineup, which is testament to their versatility.
Frequently asked questions
AMD''s X670E, X670, B650E, and Ryzen 7000 all come out of the box. X670E includes PCIe 5.0 for storage and graphics, and B650 also includes PCIe 5.0 for storage and graphics, as well as lower costs - although there''s a possibility that cheaper X670E and premium B650 chips will be released in October. Anandtech has a great article that investigates the differences between the two.
The Ryzen 7000, which is similar to Intel''s 12th-gen and 13th-gen processors, will not be used here. Instead, you''ll need to get a new DDR5 processor that runs between DDR5 and DDR5-6400 and beyond.
The usual RAM buying advice applies here: first, get two or four sticks to ensure you''re running in dual channel mode, as using a single stick is subject to a high performance penalty. Secondly, ensure you enable XMP, DOCP, or EXPO in your motherboard''s BIOS to ensure that you''re receiving the rated speeds, - you may also check your current RAM speed with a free tool like CPU-Z or Windows 11''s Task Manager.
All AM4 coolers that fit AMD''s standard AM4 backplate work with AM5 motherboards but those that use custom backplates don''t work. CPU cooler manufacturers that used custom backplates to design kits or completely new designs to accommodate the new fixed AM5 backplate would have a problem.
Well, here you have it - the best prices for AMD''s all-new Ryzen 7000 processors, and a little advice too. Let us know if you see one of these CPUs for a lower price, and keep an eye on @dealsfoundry on Twitter for more PC deals as they occur.