Official AMD Ryzen CPU Prices and Pre-Order Availability Announced
Ron Perillo / 2 years ago
The excitement about the AMD Ryzen CPU launch has been building up for several weeks with much speculation abound, but AMD has finally made an official announcement regarding the actual launch date on March 2nd and prices of the new CPUs.
“Four years ago we began development of our ‘Zen’ processor core with the goal to deliver unprecedented generational performance gains and return choice and innovation to the high-performance computing market,” said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. “On March 2, enthusiasts and gamers around the world will experience ‘Zen’ in action, as we launch our Ryzen 7 family of processors and reinvigorate the desktop computing market.”
AMD Ryzen 7 Lineup
Product demonstrations featured Ryzen 7 1800X outperforming a similarly configured 8-core, 16-thread Intel Core i7-6900K in Cinebench R15 multi-threaded and Handbrake-based video transcoding, as well as showing comparable 4K gaming performance.
|Product Line||Model||Base Clock (GHz)||Boost Clock (GHz)||TDP (Watts)||Included Cooler||Suggested Price, SEP (USD)|
|Ryzen 7||1700||3.0||3.7||65||Wraith Spire||$329|
For customers eagerly waiting for Ryzen, etailers around the world are primed to begin taking pre-orders beginning today, Feb, 22, at 1 p.m. ET.3
“We deeply appreciate the ways in which our partners and customers came together to build a high-performance ecosystem for Ryzen,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “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. Unprecedented pre-order support from etailers globally shows that our ecosystem and partners are fully behind AMD and our commitment to return innovation and competition to high-performance PCs.”
Participating vendors include the following, with a more complete list available here:
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