AMD killed it last year with their Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, finally putting some real pressure on Intel and offering high core count CPUs at affordable prices.

Not resting on their laurels, they have already followed up the first CPUs with the new Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G which offer 4/4 and 4/8 core/thread counts and include an integrated Radeon Vega graphics chip.

AMD’s other Ryzen desktop 2000 series chips are expected to launch this year, with improvements made to the technology introduced in the first generation Ryzen series. They will all be based on the 12nm process node, rather than the 14nm we saw on the 1st Gen series.

This has now led AMD to slash the list price of their original CPUs in order to clear stock for the new generation. It will also keep on the pressure with Intel after their Coffee Lake launch.

The official RRPs are now as followed in the below table. This includes the new G-series chips, and these are expected to replace the Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200 which are not on the list:

New AMD Ryzen Prices

 List priceAmazonAriaEbuyerNovatechOverclockersScan
Ryzen 3 1200£104.99£93.97£99.60£96.98£97.00£98.99£94.99
Ryzen 3 1300X£124.99£109.97£111.30£114.99£119.75£124.99£114.49
Ryzen 5 1400£169.99£137.88£136.74£143.99£151.24£158.99£143.48
Ryzen 5 1500X£189.99£147.95£149.94£154.97£172.26£173.99£163.99
Ryzen 5 1600£229.99£164.99£183.54£196.98£184.44£188.99£179.98
Ryzen 5 1600X£249.99£188.98£197.94£188.98£218.24£188.99£217.49
Ryzen 7 1700£299.99£254.97£257.94£280.35£279.97£278.99£280.94
Ryzen 7 1700X£379.99£278.99£285.54£288.99£329.99£289.99£319.99
Ryzen 7 1800X£479.99£287.20£377.94£388.98£418.97£389.99£437.99

Personally, the best 2 processor options would be the Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 7 1700 priced at £164.99 respectively £254.97.