As reported on TPU yesterday, Newegg has lowered the price of AMD's flagship desktop processor, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, to $629.99, which is $70 below the MSRP. This represents a 10% discount for customers who want to upgrade to some of the best enthusiast silicon available. However, this offer is only available through Newegg's Ebay store. The e-tailer has also reduced the price of the step-down model, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D, to $539.99 (originally $599.99), which is also a 10% discount.
The 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X3D CPU may offer less value in terms of cost per core/thread when compared to its more powerful 16-core sibling ($40/$20), even with the Newegg price cut. This results in a per core price of almost $45 ($22.50 per thread). TPU has not reviewed AMD's Ryzen 9 7900X3D processor, but it seems to be ignored due to its occupying of the unfavorable middle-ground between the more capable 7900X3D and the naturally cheaper 8-core Ryzen 7 7800X3D. The latter has yet to be discounted across the North American hardware market, so it is possible that Newegg is trying to encourage an uptake of the more expensive models with its latest price offers.