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AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Drops to $340 for Mother's Day Sale

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Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and Newegg is celebrating the occasion by offering a whole new slew of tech deals for computer-savvy Moms (or anyone else), including $60 off the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU and three months of Xbox Game Pass thrown in for free.

For the next 6 days, good children can buy their doting mothers an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X for 339.99, down from the standard price of $399.99. Or, naughty children can just take advantage of the sale for themselves. Either way, the chip is part of AMD’s recent Ryzen 3000-series and earned high marks in our Ryzen 7 3800X review last year as a worthy competitor for Intel’s Core i7 line. It comes with 8 cores and 16 threads and runs at 3.9 GHz with a 4.5 GHz Max Boost option, making it well-positioned to support an average frame rate of 124.2 frames per second across a number of games and productivity software on appropriate systems.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X: was $399 now $339 @ Newegg

 AMD Ryzen 7 3800X: was $399 now $339 @ Newegg 
The Ryzen 7 3800X is AMD’s answer to Intel’s Core i7 and includes 8 cores and 16 threads with a normal clock speed of 3.9 GHz. Xbox Game Pass, meanwhile, gives users full access to many recent AAA games across both PC and Xbox One and is included free. 

That’s an impressive amount of performance for its clock speed, which we attributed to the Ryzen 3000-series’ generational IPC uplift. Across our whole test suite, the Ryzen 7 3800X also proved a better all-rounder than similar Intel offerings, outperforming them on power consumption and several productivity tasks while still offering strong gaming capabilities. 

The addition of three free months of Xbox Game Pass also makes this a tempting buy, giving users a wide range of recent AAA titles to try out with their new CPU.

Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.

  • svan71
    Ok because last Mother's Day I gave my mother an intel cpu and she said she no longer has a son. For $60 buck more you get a 3900x @ Micro Center.
  • watzupken
    I see very little connection between Mother's Day and a CPU chip. Though it doesn't hurt to give discounts.