While there are rumours about upcoming models of the AMD Ryzen models, we have gotten the official word from AMD about the release of the processors. There will be 3 models with 8 core 16 threads Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 1700.
All three models will be available on March 2, with pre-orders starting today from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs.
The flagship Ryzen 7 1800X as the world’s highest performing 8-core desktop processor1, and Ryzen 7 1700 as the world’s lowest power 8-core desktop processor2.
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.
The details of the 3 models including base clock, boost clk and suggested retail price are tabulated below.
|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|
New AMD Thermal Solutions
For Ryzen, AMD offers new thermal solutions based on the original Wraith coolers, launched to wide acclaim in 2016. The next evolution of Wraith includes Wraith Spire and Wraith Stealth, offering reliable, near-silent performance enthusiasts expect from the Wraith brand. Featured with Ryzen 7 1700 sold in retail boxes as well as many OEM systems, Wraith Spire offers superb cooling at an incredibly quiet 32 decibels.
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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Among the 82 anticipated new motherboards are designs from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, all built upon two desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors – the X370 and B350 – and expected to be widely available on March 2.