AMD has just officially launched AMD Ryzen 7 processors in an event today. Pre-orders for the processors will start from today (Feb 22, 6PM GMT) and will be shipping out from March 2nd. The top of the line (8 core 16 thread) processor, AMD R7 1800X will be available for $499, AMD R7 1700X will be available for $399 and AMD R7 1700 will be available for $329.
AMD gave us some further details including the final base and turbo clock speeds for the chips. R7 1800X boasts a base clock of 3.6 GHz and Turbo clock of 4.0 GHz with a 95 watts TDP, R7 1700X boasts a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a Turbo clock of 3.8 GHz with a 95 watts TDP, and finally, the R7 1700 has a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and boosts up to 3.7 GHz (Yup, 700 MHz turbo) and that’s not the only thing, it has a TDP of 65 watts which is very impressive and makes it the only 8C/16T chip in the market with a TDP this low.
AMD also showed off Cinebench and Handbrake scores. In Cinebench, R7 1800X scored 1619 in multi-thread in comparison to 1474 of Intel’s core i7 6900K. In single thread, both 1800X and 6900K scored 162.
In Handbrake benchmark, AMD R7 1700 was ahead of Intel’s 7700K
We are extremely impressed and from the look of things so far, AMD has a winner on their hands! Exciting days ahead! Let us know what you guys think in the comments below!