Sorry, Internet: AMD didn't officially "slash," "cut," or even nick prices of its Ryzen CPUs in anticipation of the company's Threadripper CPU, the company said.
AMD sought to squash several news stories that have circulated over the last few days, saying AMD trimmed prices of its Ryzen chips. The company denied there were any across-the-board price cuts. "We have noted some speculative articles appearing commenting on AMD's pricing following Computex and would like to reiterate that Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 pricing remains unchanged," the company told PCWorld.
Some stories cited the launch of the company's Threadripper as a reason for the supposed cuts. However, Threadripper is expected to be far more expensive than the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5, so there'd be no reason for AMD to make cuts in anticipation of that chip.