The wait is finally over. By March 2 you’ll be able to run out and purchase one of AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs — if there are any left. Pre-orders started today at 185 retail outlets, but you might want to get yours in quick, because even the big box stores are limiting how many you can order at a time.
So, if you want to be among the first to pick up a Ryzen CPU, read on, we’ve broken down initial availability at a few major retail outlets below.
|Amazon||Ryzen 1700 Bundle||Ryzen 1700X Bundle||Ryzen 1800X Bundle|
|NewEgg||Ryzen 1700||Ryzen 1700X||Ryzen 1800X|
|Best Buy||CyberPowerPC with Ryzen 1700||CyberPowerPC with Ryzen 1700X||CyberPowerPC with Ryzen 1800X|
|B&H Photo Video||CyberPowerPC with Ryzen 1700||CyberPowerPC with Ryzen 1700X||CyberPowerPC with Ryzen 1800X|
|TigerDirect||Ryzen 1700||Ryzen 1700X||Ryzen 1800X|
Among the first to list Ryzen chips for pre-order this morning around 9AM PST, NewEgg is at the head of the pack. Despite limiting the number of Ryzen CPUs you can order at once — 5 per customer — availability looks good.
Pre-ordering from NewEgg, you can expect your shiny new Ryzen CPU to ship after March 2, 2017. It doesn’t appear that ship dates have started to slip just yet, so you might want to get in before they do.
NewEgg also has a number of pre-order listings for Ryzen-compatible motherboards from the usual OEMs, including Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, and ASRock. Though a few of these have ship dates as late as March 9.
Amazon also features a number of compatible motherboard bundles, and ready-to-ship gaming PCs featuring Ryzen CPUs. But as of this reporting, it has yet to list individual chips for pre-order.
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Component wholesaler Tiger Direct has all three Ryzen chips available for pre-order, without any shipping estimates. The CPUs are listed as “out of stock” and “ships when available,” but it doesn’t appear that there are any limits on the number of Ryzen chips you can pick up at once.
If you’re more in the mood for picking up a whole system, both Best Buy and B&H Photo Video have pre-order listings for a number of CyberPowerPC gaming rigs built with Ryzen chips.
So far, overall availability is looking good, and we have yet to see any single retailer inflating prices beyond the MSRP for all three chips. We’ll keep an eye out for updated deals and availability as more retailers join in the fray.