A listing for the China-exclusive AMD Ryzen 5 3500X processor has appeared on Newegg US for $269.98, which is almost double the price of 999 RMB ($146) in China.
AMD launched the Ryzen 5 3500X on September 29 last year, and it has six cores and six threads, a 3.6GHz base clock, and a boost clock of 4.1GHz.
It is based on the latest Zen 2 architecture with a 7nm process and a TDP of 65W.
The processor is exported directly from Hong Kong to the US by an electronics retailer, hence the price increase.
And due to the import, the processor is quite expensive in the US, with the more powerful Raptor 5 3600XT selling for $20 less on the same platform.