AMD Ryzen is the next generation of high-end desktop processors which would bring a revolution in the PC industry. Ryzen processors deliver a monumental increase in IPC along with a very competitive pricing structure.
With 52% IPC gain, AMD has just wrecked Intel who is merely gaining 5%(+,-) IPC every generation.
After nearly a decade, AMD has made a big move in the CPU industry and Ryzen is AMD’s last hope to prove that it can still hold its own.
The launch of Ryzen begins a fresh new start The launch took place at a “Tech Day” event which was generally aimed at editors but it was decided to release the details to the public due to a great amount of hype surrounding Ryzen.
Starting today, AMD Ryzen processors will go on pre-order through several retailers and officially hit the market on 2nd March, 2017.
AMD chips will also perform at the rated clock speeds at a 95 Watt TDP while Intel’s chips consume 140W. The new XFR (Extended Frequency Range) feature will allow Ryzen chips to overclock as far as the cooling system can take them. Following are the three chips that are available on pre-order starting today:
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X: 8C/16T, 3.6 GHz base, 4.0 GHz turbo, 95W, $499
- Ryzen 7 1700X: 8C/16T, 3.4 GHz base, 3.8 GHz turbo, 95W, $399
- Ryzen 7 1700: 8C/16T, 3.0 GHz base, 3.7 GHz turbo, $329
Model and Specs
|AMD Ryzen CPU Model||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L3 Cache|
|Ryzen 7 1800X||8/16||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||16MB|
|Ryzen 7 Pro 1800||8/16||TBD||TBD||16MB|
|Ryzen 7 1700X||8/16||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||16MB|
|Ryzen 7 1700||8/16||TBD||TBD||16MB|
|Ryzen 7 Pro 1700||8/16||3.0GHz||3.7GHz||16MB|
|Ryzen 5 1600X||6/12||3.3GHz||3.7GHz||16MB|
|Ryzen 5 Pro 1600||6/12||TBD||TBD||16MB|
|Ryzen 5 1500||6/12||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||16MB|
|Ryzen 5 Pro 1500||6/12||TBD||TBD||16MB|
|Ryzen 5 1400X||4/8||3.5GHz||3.9GHz||8MB|
|Ryzen 5 Pro 1400||4/8||TBD||TBD||8MB|
The AMD Ryzen 7 range will feature the fastest “X” variant in the lineup. This processor will be known as the AMD 7 1800X and will feature 8 cores and 16 threads. This model is expected to operate at base clocks of 3.6 GHz and boost clocks of 4.0 GHz. The performance of this processor should be on par with Intel’s Core i7 6900K. Other details include an L2 + L3 cache of 20 MB (4 MB + 16 MB) and a TDP of 95W. The chip will have enthusiast level pricing at $499 which compared to Intel’s 6900K ($1000 US+) is a sweet deal.
The Ryzen silicon packs 4.8 billion transistors which includes two million engineering hours and four years of hard- workmanship. In comparison, Intel’s Broadwell-E chips pack a total of 3.4 billion transistors. The Ryzen architecture is built around a multi-year CPU roadmap. It will be aimed at the several market segments such as mobility products, HPC products and workstations.
All in all, we hope that AMD scores the win here over Intel cause this will ultimately beneficial for the consumers. Let the price war begin…