puts AMD Ryzen up for pre-order

The Ryzen processors are based on AMDs Zen core architecture which incorporates their SenseMI technology. I surely don't. AMD's last generation desktop chips disappointed and everybody quickly abandoned all faith in the California based semiconductor company.

Yesterday AMD launched the new Ryzen R7 CPUs and since then the pre-orders have already placed all three R7 processors on Amazon's Best Sellers list for CPUs. The 7 series is an eight-core, sixteen thread processor, a first for AMD.

With its Turbo mode disabled and running at 3.4 GHz, the Ryzen 1700X processor managed to get a score of 111, matching it with the Core i5-7500 that was running at 3.8 GHz with its turbo mode enabled. In particular, AMD hopes to be disruptive by pricing the Ryzen 7 1800X at a recommended retail price of Rs. 37,999 ($499 in the US) as opposed to the $1,050 sticker price of the Core i7-6900K. But a rumor isn't the same as official confirmation, and we know now the real, final specifications of the high-end Ryzen processors everyone is buzzing about. The most advanced of the three chips, the 1800X, costs only $499, which is less than half of Intel's 6900K processors priced at $1,050.

However, if you take Ryzen 7 1800X and compare it with Kaby Lake i7 6900K, you will notice the striking difference in performance - nearly 9% with same specs. Early third-party video and gaming benchmarks suggest the 1800X should at least be in the same league.

AMD beat its goal of 40% IPC improvement with Zen - achieving 52%.

Considering the price tag of AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, just $499, it is truly an unbelievable feat seeing AMD launch an 8-core 16 thread processor that performs even better than Intel's Core i7 6900K at half the price. Independent benchmarking tests for the Ryzen 7 trio aren't available yet, although AMD offered numbers based on its own internal testing at a press event in San Francisco this week. The different models can compete with Intel's i7-6900K. With an anticipated 82 new motherboards from ODMs worldwide, Ryzen-based designs from top global PC OEMs expected soon, and boutique SIs and OEMs showing extreme-performance PC designs, this will be a launch like no other.

According to these leaks and rumors, AMD is clearing winning the price war amd more gamers should look at upgrading to these new CPU's when building their next computer. 1800X runs on 3.6GHz which can be boosted to 4GHz, finally making it the fastest eight-core processor in the market right now. The stock touched its high share price of $14.5 on Feb 22, 2017 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on Feb 25, 2016 as $1.98. AMD's chip will also feature a L2 (4MB) and L3 (16MB) cache alongside a TDP of 95W. Intel i7 processor, that costs nearly a little over $1,000, was deemed the fastest processor yet.

  • Carolyn Briggs