AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X is on sale in China for $856, a week early

AMD's next-gen Ryzen 9 7950X 'Zen 4' CPU is already on sale in China for 5999 RMB ($856 USD) which is higher than the $699 MSRP, but it's a week early.

AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X is on sale in China for $856, a week early
Published Sep 19, 2022 10:27 PM CDT
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AMD's new flagship Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" processor is already for sale in China, where you'll be paying a premium to get the new Zen 4 silicon a week ahead of launch.

If you're in China then you can jump onto Taobao's Goofish platform, which is a second-hand and black market website that we usually see Intel engineering sample CPUs being sold ahead of launch. AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" CPU is now the star of the show, available right now.

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AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" CPU in the flesh!

You're looking at 5999 RMB which works out to around $856 USD, which is a $157 premium on top of AMD's own $699 pricing on the Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" CPU. The new AMD Ryzen 9 7950X offers 16 cores and 32 threads at up to 5.7GHz with 80MB of cache in total with a 170W TDP (230W PPT) for $699, slotting into a new AM5-based motherboard and waiting for its X670E chipset goodness.

The new listings aren't just in China but also in France, where AMD's other Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors are found. This includes the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X processors. We don't know how you're going to go with the warranty, or how the retailers acquired the Zen 4 processors themselves.

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The listings of AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X processors

As always be careful, but I wouldn't be buying from these types of sellers, we only have a few days left for the official Zen 4 launch. Even if you did buy one of the new Zen 4 processors, there's no X670E or X670 motherboards available just yet, so you might need to find one of those on a black market somewhere, too.

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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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