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These new Ryzen processors are an extra $30 off if you can bother to buy in-store

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Last Updated on April 12, 2024
These new Ryzen processors are an extra $30 off if you bother to buy in-store
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It hasn’t been that long since the AMD Ryzen 8000G series got its launch, at the very end of January this year. It’s the latest generation of processors from AMD, bringing some new APU models to the market if you’re looking for budget-friendly integrated graphics rather than something to pair with an expensive discrete graphics card.

Micro Center is an excellent retailer for all things PC hardware (they’re not bad for OLED TVs either), so it isn’t a surprise to see them running a great deal on a pair of Ryzen APUs – $30 off both the 8600G and 8700G, but you’ll have to pick them up in-store.

AMD Ryzen 5 8600G & AMD Ryzen 7 8700G now $30 off at Micro Center

As we’ve explained, both of these processors have a decent price cut considering their age. Nothing too exciting, but there’s no reason not to claim the extra bit of cash off, as long as you have a Micro Center store local to you that is.

Looking at other retailers like Amazon or Best Buy, we found them still going for full price at the time of writing. So if you fancy a nice little $30 off the asking price, Micro Center is the place to be.

Why you should buy one of these Ryzen APUs

SpecificationsAMD Ryzen 5 8600GAMD Ryzen 7 8700G
Cores / Threads6 / 128 / 16
Base clock speed4.3GHz4.2GHz
Boost clock speed5.0GHz5.1GHz
GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon 760M GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon 780M Graphics
CoolerWraith Stealth CoolerWraith Spire Cooler

For anyone that’s not too concerned with getting the best gaming performance possible, a Ryzen APU is your best alternative that nets you strong processing power paired with the ability to play games comfortably at 1080p. TechSpot’s review of the 8700G is a good demonstration of this, including 1080p benchmarks using the iGPU. This means you won’t need to buy a dedicated GPU for some gaming on the side.

Both processors offer a good number of cores and threads for multitasking alongside fast clock speeds. Better still, the low 65W makes them easy to keep cool, and AMD stock coolers are provided.

If you’re instead waiting for the latest generation of CPUs, next up in the Ryzen calendar is the Ryzen 9000 series, but we’ll have to wait a while for them.

At PC Guide, Jack is mostly responsible for reporting on hardware deals. He also specializes in monitors, TVs, and headsets and can be found putting his findings together in a review or best-of guide.