AMD Unveils Ryzen 7 CPU Line With The 1800X, 1700X, And 1700

Processor chip manufacturer AMD officially unveiled details of its new line of CPUs on Tuesday at its Tech Day event in San Francisco, CA. CEO and...
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    Processor chip manufacturer AMD officially unveiled details of its new line of CPUs on Tuesday at its Tech Day event in San Francisco, CA. CEO and President Lisa Su gave a keynote speech to show off the Ryzen 7 series processors, an eight-core 16-thread family of CPUs that will feature three SKUs: the 1800X, 1700X, and 1700.

    The Ryzen 7 1800X is poised to be AMD’s fastest central processing unit to date. It comes with a 3.6GHz stock clock speed and boosts up to 4.0GHz. According to AMD's benchmark results, the 1800X outperforms Intel’s eight-core i7-6900K by nine percent in Cinebench R15 nT and performs identically in Cinebench R15 1T. While the i7-6900K retails for $1,049 USD, the Ryzen 7 1800X will launch at $499, making it a much more cost-effective eight-core CPU.

    At $399 USD, AMD will offer the Ryzen 7 1700X which sports a 3.4GHz base clock and 3.8GHz boost clock. AMD claims it is able to outperform the Intel Core i7-6800K by 39 percent and the i7-6900K by four percent in Cinebench R15 nT. Both the 1700X and 1800X will have a 95-watt TDP, which are more power-efficient than Intel’s Broadwell-E eight-core CPUs that have a 140-watt TDP.

    The most affordable new CPU that AMD revealed is the Ryzen 7 1700, priced at $329 USD. It’s still equipped with eight cores but requires less power at 65-watts. It also has a more modest 3.0GHz base clock speed and 3.7GHz boost speed. It’s priced competitively with the newly released four-core Intel Core i7-7700K and, according to AMD, bested the i7 by 46 percent in Cinebench R15 nT, mainly due to the additional cores and threads.

    It’s worth emphasizing that Cinebench R15 is a benchmark tool that simulates 3D rendering and animation and takes advantage of extra CPU cores. Further benchmark results are not available at this time, so the public will have to wait to see how AMD’s new processors fare against their Intel competitors in other applications.

    AMD’s Ryzen CPU line is based on their “Zen” architecture, which was said to be four years in the making. The company set a goal to achieve 40-percent more instructions per clock (IPC) compared to the previous “Excavator” architecture, but AMD tells us it outdid its goal with 52 percent more IPC based on an aggregate of internal testing.

    Pre-ordering beings today and the CPU will release March 2nd.

    Source: GameSpot

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  1. W4RF1GHT3R
    Wow, I'm actually excited for these CPUs to come out. I just built my computer about 4 months ago, and everyone was telling me to use Intel as AMD hadn't released any good CPUs in years, but these are looking amazing so far. I'll have to save up some cash and buy a new mobo and CPU.
    1. XeClutch
      In reality if you couldn't wait another 5-6 months you should have went with Intel since there was no way to know exactly what AMD had up their sleeves so don't blame the people that told you to use Intel.
    2. W4RF1GHT3R
      Yeah, I'm not blaming other people. At the time, Intel was the way to go. People were right in saying that AMD hadn't released any good CPUs as of late. So I went with Intel.
  2. KilluminatiStyle
    I don't recall the last time I was so excited about a product release. I've been using Intel for the last 10 years but I started with AMD and I'm super excited for a good product to come out of this camp.
    1. run632
      Yeah nice to see amd trying to compete for a change, I like amd cpus but over the past ten years they simply could not match intel..
  3. JoinTheResistance
    Anyone know how I can buy AMD stocks?
      Sto 2 da b likes this.
    1. run632
      Get a broker online or off or use one of the trading programs or apss :smile: .amd stocks would be nice lol :smile: ..