The performance of AMD’s Ryzen CPU’s will be comparable to Intel’s Core i7 lineup. The above fact will fail to attract customers if Ryzen is priced same as Intel Processors. AMD Ryzen looks to deliver top notch performance at a incredibly disruptive price. All the stuff confirmed at CES earlier this year hold to be true. We have dual channel memory, overclockable across the board and 24 PCIe lanes.
At the top of the products stack we have the Ryzen 7 1800X. This is an 8 core, 16 thread processor. It runs at 3.6 to 4.0 Ghz, It will actually boost up to 4.1 Ghz by virtue of what AMD calls XFR (Extended Frequency Range). However this will require a decent cooling mechanism. This product is priced at $499. It is a 95W TDP processor. It is pitched against Intel’s 130W i7 6900k which costs over $1000.
Then comes the Ryzen 7 1700X. It has a TDP of 95W. This processor also features XFR. It runs from 3.4 to 3.8 and 3.9 Ghz with appropriate cooling. The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X has got 8 cores and 16 threads. It is priced at just $399. This processor is a potential competitor to the 6800K.
The Ryzen 7 1700 is a little bit unique. It still has 8 cores and 16 threads, but now we have significantly lower clock speeds. It runs at 3.0 Ghz base, upto 3.7 Ghz boost. It has a significantly lower TDP of 65W. This is the lowest rated 8 core desktop processor on the market. It is priced at $329. This processor is going to compete with Intel’s 7700k.
The Ryzen 7 1800X performs 9% better than an Intel Core i7 6900K. The 1700X performs 39% better than Intel Core i7 6800K, based on Cinebench’s figures. the Ryzen 7 1700 achieves a 46% performance boost over Intel Core i7 7700K. The three Ryzen 7 processors will launch globally on March 2nd. More than 180 retailers and PC makers will support the new chips.
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