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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Upgrade Your AMD CPU

Now is the perfect time to upgrade your PC with a new CPU. This year’s Black Friday comes after CPU sales have remained at his 30-year low since earlier this year, causing an unexpected CPU oversupply and leading to steady price cuts over the past few months. However, retailers still have to clear their inventory, so Black Friday is taking big price cuts on previous-generation AMD processors, resulting in the best overall prices in years. Good news for builders looking to upgrade their AMD PCs.

Both Intel and AMD recently announced new chip families, but Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake chips offer a clear pricing and performance edge over AMD’s Ryzen 7000 chips, making them the best CPUs for gaming. I already have it in my list of Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll see any significant discounts from Team Blue on the current generation of CPUs.

Meanwhile, AMD has slashed Ryzen 7000 prices by up to 33% for Black Friday to help with its value proposition, but the high initial cost of AM5 motherboards and DDR5 memory continues to deter some builders.

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