With the drama surrounding the upcoming launch of the Intel Core i9 9900k and the controversy sparked by Principle Technologies' commissioned testing, for more on that head over here. AMD is wasting no opportunity to pull in potential customer towards their Ryzen 7 2700X by really sweetening the pot with crazy low prices for their second generation 8 core parts.
The price of the Core i9 9900K has been quite the talking point when they first showed it available for preorder and a RCP (Retail Channel Price) of $488, which was already pretty steep, and then when preorders went live they were going for $530 on Amazon and even more at $580 on Newegg. The original pricing of the Ryzen 7 2700X at launch was $329 a full $159 LESS than the RPC of the Core i9 9900K and $250 less than Newegg's listing preorder pricing.
In our early looks we saw that the Ryzen 7 2700X was very competitive against the Core i7 8700K and with this recent pricing surge on the upcoming 9th Generation parts and a recent price drop on Amazon for the Ryzen 7 2700X is looking to remain just as competitive.
Right now it's listing on Amazon for as little as $290 (albeit that Prime seller has it on back order through the end of the month) with normal Amazon Prime listing for $294.99 making it $193 less than the Core i9 9900k RCP lising, $235 less than the Amazon Prime Preorder pricing, and $285 less than the Newegg Preorder Pricing.
For those close to a Microcenter you can snag one in store for $279.99, it's hard to argue at that price point, it's only $10 more than what I paid for my Core i5 8600k, let that sink in for a minute.