You can still order first-generation Ryzen processors from places like Amazon and Newegg, but how long is to wait. AMD has removed some of its original Ryzen chips from its official price list, and if that means they have reached the End of Life (EOL) status, as Guru3D suspects, retailers will not be able to replenish their inventory as soon as their current inventory levels Run Dry
There are half a dozen Ryzen first generation chips that are clearly missing from AMD's updated price list. These include:
- Ryzen 7 1
- Ryzen 7 1700X
- Ryzen 7 1700
- Ryzen 5 1600X
- Ryzen 5 1400
- Ryzen 3 1200
This is not the full stack of the first Generation Ryzen Hardware – the price list still has entries for the Ryzen 5 1600, Ryzen 5 1500X and Ryzen 3 1300X as well as the Threadripper series of the company.
What does that mean in the end? Not much, because AMD's second generation Ryzen chips are compatible with all socket AM4 motherboards. And for anyone who builds a Ryzen system, we recommend taking a closer look at the newer Ryzen parts from AMD, which offer faster clock speeds and better overall performance with less headache than the first generation Ryzen parts.
Something else Note that with the advent of the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs, the 4-core Ryzen 3 and 5 CPUs are basically superfluous. When tested, the 2400G matched or surpassed the 1500X while costing less than the 1400, and the 2200G does the same for the 1300X at a lower price than the 1200.
That said, there could be some interesting parts of the first Generation as a provider are looking for space for newer hardware. We already see that to some extent. For example, the Ryzen 7 1800X is sold to Amazon for $ 319, down from about $ 330 for most of the month of March and $ 350 in February and January.