AMD is now preparing to release the second generation of Ryzen 2000 processors (Pinnacle Ridge) on the Zen + microarchitecture, , which will be manufactured using an improved 12-nanometer process technology and will have higher frequencies. The first representatives of the renewed family should go on sale already on April 19, if you believe the recent leaks. And now AMD, obviously in an effort to clear the way for new models, updated its price list, once again lowering the recommended prices for the current models.
Note that two months ago AMD already lowered the prices for most Ryzen chips. This time, the price of cheaper almost all models, even younger Ryzen 3 and HEDT-models Threadripper.
For more convenience, we have reduced the data on old and new prices in the table below:
|Processor model||Old price, $||The new price, $||The difference,%|
|Threadripper 1920X||799||669||16, 3|
|Ryzen 7 1800X||349||329||5.7|
|Ryzen 7 1700X||309||289||6.5|
|Ryzen 7 1700||299||275||8.0|
|Ryzen 5 1600X||219||198||9.6|
|Ryzen 5 1500X||174||169||2, 9|
|Ryzen 5 1400||169||149||11.8|
|Ryzen 3 1300X||129  115||10.9|
|Ryzen 3 1200||109||94||13.8|
As you can see, the most powerful models have fallen in price. That is, either AMD decided to speed up the release of the second generation of HEDT-processors Threadripper (the last roadmap pointed to the second half of 2018), or it raises rates in competition with Intel Core X.