Processor India Launch Specs Price – AMD has finally launched the much awaited Ryzen 7 processors at an event yesterday. Dr. Lisa Su look animated and full of energy while introducing the new Ryzen Processor to the media. It is the largest AMD launch in the last 10 years and more important for the company, than anything has been in the last decade.
Lisa Su was happy to share how the new AMD Ryzen performs Vs the Intel Processors with Cinebench running on 2 similar rigs and also playing Sniper Elite 4 on a Dual RX 480. The presentation was full of energy and hope for a brighter future for AMD group.
However, it’s the mid-range chips which are likely to be the big sellers, and the Ryzen 5 1600X is claimed to outperform the Intel Core i5-7600K by almost 70 percent.
It’s obvious how the naming scheme is designed to help buyers: Ryzen 7 = Intel Core i7, and Ryzen 5 = Intel Core i5. There will be a Ryzen 3 coming, but AMD hasn’t said anything about this lower range apart from that it will release 3-series CPUs in the second half of 2017.
|Product Line||Model||Cores / Threads||Base Clock (GHz)||Boost Clock (GHz)||TDP (Watts)||Included Cooler||Price|
|Ryzen 7||1800X||8 / 16||3.6||4.0||95||N/A||£499 / $499|
|Ryzen 7||1700X||8 / 16||3.4||3.8||95||N/A||£399 / $399|
|Ryzen 7||1700||8 / 16||3.0||3.7||65||Wraith Spire||£329 / $329|
|Ryzen 5||1600X||6 / 12||3.6||4.0||TBC||Wraith Spire||TBC|
|Ryzen 5||1500X||4 / 8||3.5||3.7||TBC||Wraith Spire||TBC|
Here are some of the other highlights:
- CrossFire SLI will be available only on X370 motherboards
- Every Ryzen chip can be overclocked
- Overclocking is supported only on motherboards with X370, X300 and B350 chipsets
- Motherboards will support plenty of the latest features including NVMe and DDR4 RAM
AMD Ryzen release date: 2 March
AMD is co-ordinating a worldwide launch on 2 March, and you’ll be able to buy a Ryzen-based PC – or just the chip – on that date.
- You can pre-order Ryzen 7 chips from Overclockers UK and other retailers
Laptops with Ryzen processors will launch in the second half of the year, and these have the codename Raven Ridge.
Sever versions will also launch sometime between July and December 2017. They are codenamed Naples.
Right now, Ryzen is just a CPU, but AMD will also launch Ryzen APUs (accelerated processing unit – a CPU with a built-in graphics processing unit in one chip). The APUs are essentially made for those who don’t have or intend to buy a separate graphics card. Rumour has it that the Ryzen APU processors will have comparable graphics performance to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles – not bad going.