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AMD’s second punchiest Zen 4 processor has arrived. On the lookout for where to buy Ryzen 9 7900X chipsets? You’ve come to the right place.
US retailers got out of the gates early with Best Buy having landing pages available for the entirety of the 7000 series – while Amazon started selling early at an inflated price. The UK is catching up now, with both Amazon and Scan offering availability, and you can find yours through the relavant links below.
When considering CPUs for gaming, AMD’s Ryzen 9 7900X is one step-removed from the 7950X flagship, which gives the processor considerable power for enthusiasts looking to capitalize on an upgrade. This chipset has an MSRP of $549, so is certainly for those who want to commit to a more powerful system.
Ryzen 9 7900X retailers
Retailers are starting to show stock, and while Amazon’s initial rates were higher than the MSRP, we have since seen some leveling of price. To buy a Ryzen 7900X at MSRP is ideal of course, so keep an eye out for standard prices for the best value.
For where to buy Ryzen 9 7900X processors, we’ve added a list below of the retailers you can trust and rely on, that also normally stock AMD processors for new launches. This list covers the US, the UK, and Canada – and we’ll be updating links to stock as soon as we get info.
Ryzen 9 7900X specs
AMD’s Ryzen 7 7900X is the second most powerful of the company’s new lineup. The processor features a 12-core (24-thread) build delivered via a 5nm process. This chipset offers a hefty base clock of 4.7GHz, but is able to be pushed up to 5.6GHz should the need arise. The 7900X is a 170W TDP part, offering 76MB of cache.
Of course, to utilize the performance on offer from the 7900X, you’ll need to look at AM5 motherboards, which only make use of DDR5 RAM. If you’ve been after a chipset that’s fuelled purely by the added bandwidth of PCIe 5.0, this one can attest.
Ryzen 9 7900X performance
We’ve seen some verifiable numbers for Ryzen 7000 performance now and it’s promising. The benchmarks show the Ryzen 9 7900X clearly outperforms the 5900X processor, across synthetic and gaming tests.
The fact that even the Ryzen 5 7600X outperforms the 5900X in single-core performance shows the gains available from the new Ryzen 7000 range, and they look to be money well spent. With the 7900X’s specific set of features, it’s a more than capable CPU for most, although it’s worth noting a 65W increase in TDP for the 7900X over the 7700X.