Watch out, Intel! AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors are nearly here

Watch out, Intel! AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors are nearly here

Watch out, Intel! AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors are nearly here

So with Ryzen, the processor stack will be split into three based on performance and price: Ryzen 7 at the high end, Ryzen 5 in the middle, and Ryzen 3 for more price-conscious consumers.

AMD Ryzen 7 pricing revealed.

After four years of development and amidst the building speculation of gamers and PC enthusiasts, AMD today announced that its Ryzen CPUs are now available for pre-order and will ship on March 2. The three chips that were unveiled included the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700. Next up, is the quad-core Ryzen 5-1300, priced at $175, with the Core i3-7350K in its crosshairs, clocked at 3.20 GHz and 3.50 GHz Turbo.

AMD shares have soared it the past few months as investors have big hopes for the company's new chip family, which Su said was "truly our best product lineup in over a decade".

After countless leaks and rumor reports, AMD's latest x86 Ryzen CPUs are finally here.

AMD Ryzen

AMD's new "Ryzen 7" series of processors bring the fight to Intel with comparable performance at slashed prices. Only one benchmark, Cinebench, was disclosed today where it beat Intel's best 8-core CPU by 9% in multi-threaded tests. Another YouTuber was able to take some screenshots before it was removed and assembled those in a separate video, seen below: AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X is an 8 core processor with 16 threads, 4MB of L2 cache, and 16MB of L3 cache.

In CPU Mark the Ryzen 7 1700x managed a score of 583, running at 3.5GHz. Its price would start at US$329 but can also match with Intel's lower-end i7 core chips. According to AMD that is set to change. Both perform great, the 1800X at 499 Dollars is going to be a kick-ass processors that can compete with Intel's counterpart. This last bit may explain why Intel PR sent out a last-minute "call us before you write" email to most of the press, but not SemiAccurate, after hours last night. The last chip of the lot is the Ryzen 1700 which runs on a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and jumps up to 3.7 GHz. Typically, most chips based on new architecture achieve only up to 20% jumps in performance.

With a TDP of 95W, the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X features a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of 4.0GHz. At present, only the Ryzen 7 is available, with the less powerful versions coming later.

At the high-end, there's the AMD flagship - the Ryzen 7 1800X.

AMD will also offer improved cooling solutions. You can expect these to be extremely cheap and high on performance.

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