AMD’s latest Ryzen processors outperforms Intel’s best at half the price

After four years and more than two million engineering hours of development, AMD finally announced the launch of AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors. AMD has designed these processors for PC gamers, creators, and enthusiasts with 8-cores, 16-threads, and the new AM4 desktop platform. As per AMD, their flagship Ryzen 7 1800X is the world’s highest performing 8-core desktop processor, and Ryzen 7 1700 is the world’s lowest power 8-core desktop processor. AMD also demoed that Ryzen 7 1800X outperforms a similarly configured 8-core, 16-thread Intel Core i7-6900K in Cinebench R15 multi-threaded and Handbrake-based video transcoding. Another important thing to note is that Ryzen 7 1800X costs $499, less than half of what Core i7-6900K costs in the market today.

“Four years ago we began development of our ‘Zen’ processor core with the goal to deliver unprecedented generational performance gains and return choice and innovation to the high-performance computing market,” said Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD. “On March 2, enthusiasts and gamers around the world will experience ‘Zen’ in action, as we launch our Ryzen 7 family of processors and reinvigorate the desktop computing market.”

Find the pricing details below.

Product Line Model Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) TDP (Watts) Included Cooler Suggested Price, SEP (USD)
Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6 4.0 95 N/A $499
Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 3.8 95 N/A $399
Ryzen 7 1700 3.0 3.7 65 Wraith Spire $329

The pre-orders of AMD Ryzen 7 processors are starting today from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs.