AMD Finally Announces the Much Anticipated Ryzen 7 CPUs

Ryzen 7 Announced

AMD finally reveals more details surrounding their much anticipated upcoming CPU namely Ryzen. The first three processors are expected to hit the market on March 2. These are the premium Ryzen 7, the mid-range Ryzen 5, and the cheapest Ryzen 3.

Not only will these high end chips be targeted at content creators, gamers, power workstations and other high performance users cost less than half of Intel’s flagship product but apparently it outperforms the latter.

Highlights of the AMD Ryzen 7 CPU Chips

The price points are as follows. The Ryzen 7 1800X costs $499, the Ryzen 7 1700X set at $399 and Ryzen 7 1700 comes in for as low as $329. AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X, is paced with eight cores and 16 threads and runs at 3.6GHz and can overclock to 4GHz.

A Cinebench benchmark on the Intel Core i7-6900K costing $1,089 with multi-cores turned on was outperformed by the Ryzen 7 1800X by as much as 9% making the 1800X chip is therefore the fastest eight core processor on the market.

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The 1700X chip benchmarked with the Intel Core i7 6800K chip was 39% faster than the latter. The 1700 outperformed the equivalent Core i7 7700K by 46%.

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Whether these chips hold out in real life scenarios in gaming or overclocking is yet to be seen. Preorders for these chips can be made at 185 major outlets. More about the Vega series of GPUs will be released later this year.