Today at eBay, you can find the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 for its lowest price to date. This processor debuted earlier this year and has dropped to $369 for the first time since launch. It’s usually priced around $429, so this discount saves users $60 off the going rate. This CPU is sold new by Antonline, an authorized AMD seller, and includes a full warranty.
The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 uses Zen 4 architecture and comes with integrated AMD Radeon graphics so a graphics card isn’t necessary to get off the ground with it—though we would definitely recommend one for gaming. We published our AMD Ryzen 9 7900 review when it was released, noting our appreciation for its performance in both single and multi-threaded use cases. It’s overclockable, as well, lending to notably high boost frequencies.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900: was $429, now $369 at eBay
The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is available for its lowest price to date at eBay. It has 12 cores, 24 threads, and can reach speeds as high as 5.4 GHz with max boost enabled. This edition includes integrated graphics, is unlocked for overclocking, and comes with a Wraith Prism stock cooler.
Users have 12 cores to take advantage of alongside 24 threads. It has a base speed of 3.7 GHz but can reach up to 5.4 GHz with max boost enabled. The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 supports up to 128 GB of DDR5 via two channels. This edition is unlocked for overclocking and uses AMD EXPO Memory Overclocking technology. Users also receive a Wraith Prism stock cooler.
To get a closer look at this deal, visit the official AMD Ryzen 9 7900 product listing over at Antonline’s eBay profile. As of writing, it’s not clear for how long this deal will be made available.
Not really. The reason this part dropped is because the i7-13700 dropped first to $350. 13700 outperforms 7900 on multi-core perf, as well as being able to use cheaper DDR4.
The i7-13700 is slightly more expensive than 13600K ($350 vs $319), but performs better and runs cooler (read: more power efficient), thanks to the lower base clock and 65W PL1.
Pair the 13700 w/ B660M Aorus Elite AX board for $130 for a relatively cheap but high-performing productivity platform.
I don't think the writer was recommending it for gaming; she just grabbed some benchmark pics off a THW review and they happened to be for games. 7900 as a 12-core isn't ideal for gaming anyway.
At its $326 current price, neither is the 5800X3D. As I've said elsewhere, at the low/mid-range, it's better to put the money into a higher-tier GPU rather than paying the ~$200 premium for X3D CPU.
I'd prefer the $110 i3-13100 for low-end game box, but if you want to stick with AMD, 5600 at $140 and putting the $186 difference into a better GPU is still a way better deal than 5800X3D + cheaper GPU.