AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X CPU is selling for $260 at Micro Center (opens in new tab), which is the lowest price we've ever seen for this CPU.
Powered by Zen 2, AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X features eight 7nm CPU cores (opens in new tab)and 16 threads (opens in new tab). Those cores run at a 3.9 GHz base clock (opens in new tab) and boost up to 4.4 GHz within the chip's 65W TDP envelope.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X : was $329, now $260 @ Micro Center (opens in new tab)
The Ryzen 7 3700X boasts AMD's Zen 2 microarchitecture paired with the 7nm process. Our testing shows it offers tremendous performance across eight cores and 16 threads.
In our AMD Ryzen 3700X review (opens in new tab), we determined that the returned gaming frame rates were around 20% higher than its direct predecessor, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (opens in new tab). This discounted CPU also provided great productivity performance, often matching or exceeding its closest rival, the Intel Core i7-9700K (opens in new tab). Plus, on rendering and encoding tasks, AMD's chip usually came out ahead.
The Ryzen 7 3700X is also on sale at Amazon for $274.49 (opens in new tab).