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Micro Center [store locator] is offering 32GB G.Skill Flare X5 DDR5 5600 Memory Kit for Free with In-Store Purchase of AMD Ryzen 7 or 9 Series Processor.

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Link is to the RAM. $189.99 value.

Prices for cpu:

7700x 399.99
7900x 549.99
7950x 699.99



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CosbysQuaaludes asked this question on 10-04-2022 at 10:35 AM
10-04-2022 at 10:35 AM
7700K PassMark (https://www.cpubenchmark.net/[email protected]+4.20GHz&id=2874)
6-core 7600X PassMark (https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?id=5033) (7700X not tested yet)

The reviews I'm looking at don't compare the 7700K and 7700X. But if you find something newer like a 10400 or 12100 near the bottom of multi-threaded charts, and those are faster than the 7700K, then that should give you an idea.

There are several reviews that misspell 7700X as 7700K in the text.
10-04-2022 at 10:35 AM
There's no perfect, one size fits all benchmark, but Cinebench (R23) is frequently referenced.

Intel i7-7700K
Multi-threaded - ~6,000
Single-threaded - ~1,200

AMD R7 7700X
Multi-threaded - ~20,000 (3.33x faster)
Single-threaded - ~2,000 (1.66x faster)

Intel i7-12700K
Multi-threaded - ~22,000 (3.66x faster)
Single-threaded - ~1,900 (1.58x faster)
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Most of the knocks against the 7xxx series has been the prices of the RAM and mobos. If you get the RAM free it makes the platform a lot more affordable.

Of course, the fact that a promotion like this exists at all probably points to tepid demand and concerns about oversupply. I'm guessing that we will start seeing some really good deals on PC components in the next few months.
Good deal but cheapest AM5 mobo is $260 there ($240 if you buy with CPU).
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free gskill 32gb ddr5-5600 with purchase of any ryzen (7 or 9) 7000 series processor


you can also save an extra $20 bundle savings with a compatible eligible motherboard


$189. value / instore only / while suppliies last

at your local microcenter store..
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Good deal but cheapest AM5 mobo is $260 there ($240 if you buy with CPU).
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Good deal but cheapest AM5 mobo is $260 there ($240 if you buy with CPU).
i couldnt believe there's one for $1000, more than the CPU itself. For $500, i can try to make sense out of it, but $1000, that is just crazy...
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Crazy good combo price.
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Amd recommends DDR5-6000 for its zen 4 processors
https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxB8jG...LoW3T7BoOm
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Most of the knocks against the 7xxx series has been the prices of the RAM and mobos. If you get the RAM free it makes the platform a lot more affordable.

Of course, the fact that a promotion like this exists at all probably points to tepid demand and concerns about oversupply. I'm guessing that we will start seeing some really good deals on PC components in the next few months.
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AMD recommends ddr5 6000 memory with 7000 series cpus. I'm sure slower will work, but I'm sure there is a reason youtubers are using ddr5 6000.
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AMD recommends ddr5 6000 memory with 7000 series cpus. I'm sure slower will work, but I'm sure there is a reason youtubers are using ddr5 6000.
Because they get paid to use it
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I assume this is in store only?
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Because they get paid to use it
Last gen Ryzen was also very sensitive to memory speed. Infinity fabric ran at 1/2 ram speed. So slower ram also slowed that down. I understand 7000 is different, I know it's still tied together, but haven't worked with it and don't know specifics. But I'd still be wary.
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I assume this is in store only?
Correct. In store only.
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Crazy good combo price.
Especially if you sit on it until the B650 boards come out. Fastest CPU on the planet, plus free RAM, and then pay normal price for a board. Everybody wins.

If you're wondering how they're affording this, prices on DDR5 6000 are dropping like a stone and Microcenter is sitting on a ton of slower RAM in inventory. Might as well give it away to sell a much higher margin CPU and hopefully get full system build sales.

(To be clear, Microcenter is awesome and everyone should patronize them if they can, just laying out their reasoning).
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Looks like the cheapest CPU for this is the $400 Ryzen 7 7700x.

Good deal.
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