AMD Zen4 CPUs Already Up For Purchase, Selling At 23% Higher Than MSRP

Last month, AMD announced their Ryzen 7000 CPUs along with the new AM5 platform. You can read more about this here. Today, Professional Review showcased the pricing of AMD’s Zen4 (Ryzen 7000) CPUs in Spain. The CPUs are priced almost ~20% higher than MSRP, however, there is a reason for that price hike.

Ryzen 7000 Pricing

The actual MSRP for the Ryzen 7000 lineup is as follows:

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Lineup | AMD

Xtremmedia, an online Spain retailer has already put up the Ryzen 7000 CPUs for sale (Out Of Stock). Take a look at the pricing. The R5 7600X, for example, costs 70$ (€70) more than the actual MSRP. Similarly, the price difference only increases as we move higher up in the Zen4 family.

Ryzen 7000 Pricing At xtremmedia | xtremmedia via Videocardz

The Cause

Spain levies a 21% VAT (Value Added Tax) on every item sold (including electronics). Therefore, the actual pricing comes out to be as follows.

CPUSpain Pricing (+21% VAT)Spain Pricing (No VAT)MSRP
Ryzen 9 7950X:  852 USD673 USD ($26 Less)699 USD
Ryzen 9 7900X:  699 USD528 USD ($21 Less)549 USD
Ryzen 7 7700X:  491 USD388 USD ($11 Less)399 USD
Ryzen 5 7600X:  371 USD293 USD ($6 Less)299 USD

(Considering a conversion rate of $1 = €1)

A Bang For the Buck?

The price without VAT is actually less than AMD’s initial MSRP. Although less than last-Gen, the pricing for Zen4 is indeed facing some controversy. The Ryzen 5 7600X featuring a 6 core / 12 thread count cannot be justified at $300 as per some. While this is not the ideal core count for the pricing, the CPU is packed with a ton of power, coming in at a whopping 30% faster than the R5 5600X (Single-core Geekbench).

Raptor Lake

Intel is also looking to increase the pricing for its CPUs by around 20%. Though, bear in mind that the i7-13700K, even after the price increase, may cost somewhere around ~$499, still less than AMD”s R9 7900X ($549). Does Intel have the silicon to outperform AMD, that’s a story for another day. However, initial results from Intel are promising and the budget chips can easily dethrone AMD if the synthetic results transfer over to real world performance. 

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