Cheapening and disappearing from the shelves of old generation products in the release of new products – this is quite standard practice in the industry, whether it’s smartphones or processors. But for the Ryzen 3000 processors, this may not work.
The reason is that the official premiere of the Ryzen 5000 is just over a week away, but AMD has not yet offered clear discounts on the Ryzen 3000, although it is standard practice to clear the warehouses before the new generation solutions arrive. In addition, AMD has recently, in summer, updated the Ryzen 3000 line (Matisse Refresh models came out), and removing these processors from the shelves now would be very strange.
This state of affairs pushes industry analysts to the idea that the Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000 will be sold in parallel. In this case, there is no need to count on some crazy discounts in respect of the junior ruler, at the same time Ryzen 5000 will be positioned as a separate ruler, standing on a step or two above.
Yes, a couple of Ryzen 3000 models have become more affordable in recent days, but this is not the level and amount of discounts that you can count on when changing generations of CPU. It is more like a natural cost reduction during the product life cycle.