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Ryzen 7 3700X Deal Lands With Eight Cores For $279.99

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Update 11/29/2020 04:10 PT:

This deal has now ended. We have more CPUs to show you on our Best Gaming CPUs of 2020 page.

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The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X might be a last-gen processor, but how can you say no to eight cores for just $279.99? If you've been holding out on a processor upgrade, the Ryzen 7 3700X is definitely an option that's worth considering.

Being part of AMD's Zen 2 family that debuted just last year, the Ryzen 7 3700X isn't actually that old. The 7nm processor flexes eight cores, 16 threads and up to 32MB of L3 cache. The octa-core chip handles its tasks with a 3.6 GHz base clock and 4.4 GHz boost clock.

Ryzen 7 3700X: was $329.99, now $279.99 at Best Buy
The Ryzen 7 3700X is an octa-core Zen 2 monster that's both fast and power efficient. Whether it be for work or gaming, the Ryzen 7 3700X will stand up to everything that's thrown at it.View Deal

The Ryzen 7 3700X, along with AMD's other Zen 2 and Zen 3 parts, offers PCIe 4.0 connectivity so you can exploit the latest graphics cards and lighting-fast SSDs. Another one of the chip's attributes is the native support for DDR4-3200 memory, enabling you to have a snappy system.

At 65W, the Ryzen 7 3700X is pretty easy to cool. At any rate, AMD includes the Wraith Prism CPU cooler, which does a great job of keeping the octa-core monster running as cool as possible.

The Ryzen 7 3700X slots into AM4 motherboards, and depending on the model and generation of your motherboard, a firmware update is all that's necessary to get the Zen 2 processor running smoothly. If you're a first-time AMD user, our Best Cyber Monday Tech and PC Hardware Deals 2020 can help you pick a suitable motherboard.

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  • NightHawkRMX
    Several stores actually have this same price. AMD RYZEN 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6 GHz Desktop CPU Processor - Newegg.com
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  • Bamda
    I can get the AMD RYZEN 7 3700X at Micro Center for $269.99; https://www.microcenter.com/product/608318/amd-ryzen-7-3700x-matisse-36ghz-8-core-am4-boxed-processor-with-wraith-prism-cooler
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  • Mielo45
    Do you think it's a good choice to accompany an RTX 3070 for 5 years? The 10700kf price drop makes me hesitate, see the competition with the new 11400f and 5600x
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  • NightHawkRMX
    3700x would not be my first pic for gaming with the existence of the 5600x and the heavy price cuts on intels 10/11th gen parts.

    Maybe look to a 10850k/10700k honestly.
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  • Mielo45
    @NightHawkRMX
    yes it is possible to have a 10700k or 10850k at a reasonable price but the Z490s are still expensive without PCI 4.0.
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