AMD Ryzen 7 2700X right now: $290 while 9900K costs $530

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is currently $290, a full 83% cheaper than the Core i9-9900K.

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The price of AMD's current Ryzen 7 2700X continues to get slightly cheaper with Amazon listings at $290-$295, while Intel's upcoming Core i9-9900K sits up at a huge $530... 83% more expensive. It was only yesterday that I wrote it was 66% more expensive, but now that the 2700X has dropped in price slightly, the headline has changed.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X right now: $290 while 9900K costs $530 04

You can't buy the Ryzen 7 2700X until October 31 as it's out of stock at that price, but even Microcenter is offering the 2700X for $280. Considering the Core i5-8600K is $260, the Ryzen 7 2700X is offering some insane value for money at $290. Newegg has Intel's upcoming Core i9-9900K listed for an even more expensive $580... which is ridiculous.

AMD's current Ryzen 7 2700X at $290 (or so) means you can buy the CPU and a motherboard, and even some RAM for the cost of the 9900K. Sure, the 9900K might be the "best gaming CPU" but how many gamers really care about that when you're getting far better value for money from AMD? If you're buying a gaming machine and don't care about the cost then the Core i9-9900K is what you're going to buy, nothing will change your mind.

If you want the best, the 9900K is nearly ready for your hard earned dollars.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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