AMD announces Ryzen, pre-orders and release date revealed
Today, AMD revealed details surrounding their new Ryzen CPUs models including pricing, pre-order date, and the when official sales will kick-off. The Ryzen series will come in three variations, Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 3.
The company has only announced Ryzen 7 processors, with Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 to be announced later this year. The Ryzen 7 series, for now, includes three models, the flagship 1800X, the 1700X, and the cheapest 1700.
Users will find the Ryzen 7 1700X rolling with a base clock of 3.4Ghz and a boost clock at 3.8Ghz. The 1800X works with a base clock at 3.6Ghz, and a boost clock speed at 4.0Ghz. TDP for the 1700X and 1800 are the same at 95Watts. The 1700X model will cost around $400, while the 1800X comes in at around $500 USD.
The 1700, which also happens to be an 8-core, 16 thread part but with 65W TDP, making it the world’s lowest power 8-core desktop processor. The base clock speed is 3.0GHz while the boost clock speed is 3.7GHz. 1700 is 46% faster than the Core i7-7700K in a multi-threaded Cinebench test. 1700 is priced at $329.
The pre-orders of the new Ryzen 7 CPU already started today while it will officially go on sale starting March 2. AMD has also partnered with all the top motherboard manufacturers and we are expecting 82 new motherboards based on the X370 and B350 chipset, which will be available March 2 onwards.
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