As a part of Prime Day deals at Amazon, AMD’s eight-core Ryzen 7 2700X processor is now available for $199.99, which is $129 off its original MSRP. This is the lowest price for this eight-core processor with an unlocked multiplier ever.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X is the company’s former flagship CPU that has eight cores with SMT, features a 16 MB L3 cache and runs at 3.7 GHz default clocks. The chip also has two DDR4-2933 memory channels and is compatible with modern AM4 motherboards that are available widely and at different price points. Since we are talking about AMD’s X-series processor, it also has the company’s Extended Frequency Range (XFR) feature for an added performance boost.

Originally priced at $329, AMD’s Ryzen now costs $199.99 at Amazon because of its Prime Day deals, which is also the current price of the ‘slower’ AMD Ryzen 7 2700 that lacks the XFR capability.

AMD Ryzen 2000-Series CPUss
  Ryzen 7 2700X Ryzen 7 2700 Ryzen 5 2600X Ryzen 5 2600
CPU Cores/Threads 8 / 16 8 / 16 6 / 12 6 / 12
Base CPU Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo CPU Frequency 4.3 GHz 4.1 GHz 4.2 GHz 3.9 GHz
TDP @ Base Frequency 105 W 65 W 95 W 65 W
L1 Cache I: 64K. D: 32K I: 64K. D: 32K I: 64K. D: 32K I: 64K. D: 32K
L2 Cache 512 KB/core 512 KB/core 512 KB/core 512 KB/core
L3 Cache 16 MB 16 MB 16 MB 16 MB
DRAM Support DDR4-2933
Dual Channel
DDR4-2933
Dual Channel
DDR4-2933
Dual Channel
DDR4-2933
Dual Channel
PCIe Lanes (CPU) 16 Free + 4 NVMe 16 Free + 4 NVMe 16 Free + 4 NVMe 16 Free + 4 NVMe
Original MSRP $329 $299 $229 $199
Price at Press Time $199 $199 $159 $139
Bundled Cooler AMD Prism RGB AMD Spire RGB AMD Spire AMD Stealth

To make the deal even more attractive, the Ryzen 7 2700X comes with AMD’s Prism RGB cooling system, which is rated for a 105 W TDP.

Keep in mind that since this is a part of Amazon’s Prime Day campaign, the day is eligible for around ~35 hours after press time, so make it quick if you want the Ryzen 7 2700X for $199.99.

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  • gamoniac - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Agreed, 3600 was my first choice, although one would be out of luck if looking for anything other than ATX form factor. There is currently only one micro-ATX board and it is out of stock at most places. There is no mini-ITX motherboard (which makes sense given the nature of x570 chipset). With time, that will change I am sure. Reply
  • webdoctors - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    You dont have to use the x570 chipset, there's 4xx and 3xx series boards that support the latest Ryzen CPUs. Just make sure its got the latest BIOS update.

    Don't get tricked into getting the x570 chipset, the cost is almost as much as the CPU!
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  • gamoniac - Friday, July 19, 2019 - link

    Yeah, about that, I researched for quite a bit and concluded that I would most likely have to go with an x570 board because I don't have a AM4 CPU to update the BIOS. It will probably take a while before all motherboards come preinstalled with the latest BIOS. And I am unwilling to go through the giant hassle of borrowing a CPU from AMD.

    I was really looking forward to getting a 3600 but I agree with you that X570 is just an overkill. But It all worked out in the end. Now I got my mini-ITX build with a 2700X. Between the CPU and motherboard, I saved about $200 and invested in a 1TB NVMe plus a 500GB SSD for my VM drive and system drive, with some change. It's still a 4X improvement over my phenom II 1090T. I am a happy camper :)
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  • mikato - Monday, July 22, 2019 - link

    MSI boards mostly allow you to update the BIOS without a CPU. There are a few ASUS boards like that, but that's it. So it really is a differentiator for MSI right now. That's probably the route I'm going soon. I don't want the extra power consumption, cost, and annoying little fan on the X570 boards. And I don't want to wait for B550 which would probably be perfect but sounds like that will be on sale at the end of the year.

    List of (B350, B450, X370, and X470) motherboards with USB BIOS Flashback
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/bvfo57/list_...
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  • shtldr - Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - link

    I have a MSI B450 Mortar running a Ryzen 7 3700X. I flashed a beta BIOS without having a compatible CPU.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTkXunUAriE
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  • eldakka - Thursday, September 05, 2019 - link

    Nice price. Reply

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