After four years, AMD announces the global release of AMD Ryzen™ 7 desktop processors which brings extreme power, shake up to the market, and connect millions more people to high performance personal computing.
"On March 2, enthusiasts and gamers around the world will experience ‘Zen’" – Dr. Lisa Su, who has more on Ryzen. https://t.co/XthE7fCljE pic.twitter.com/9KJvu8j8Dj
— AMD Philippines (@AMDPhilippines) February 22, 2017
With PC gamers and power users in mind, all 3 processors uses the AMD’s brand-new ‘Zen core’, 8-core, 16-thread parts, and all have a 16MB level 3 cache shared across all cores. One more thing, it was also announced that all 3 Ryzen 7 processors are unlocked for overclocking.
AMD also has new thermal solutions, the Wrait Spire and Wrait Stealth, which are based on the original Wraith coolers offering a reliable and near-silent performance. The Wraith Spire is included in Ryzen 7 1700 with superb cooling at an incredibly quiet only at 32 decibels, no louder than a quiet night in a rural area.
In addition, AMD made an ambitious goal of processing 40% more instructions per clock, but AMD Ryzen 7 can process more instructions per clock at 52%.
Betting their competitors, the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X was shown outperforming a similarly configured 8-core, 16-thread – Intel Core i7-6900K in Cinebench R15 multi-threaded, Handbrake-based video transcoding, as well as showing comparable 4K gaming performance. Here’s the side-by-side comparison of Ryzen 7 1800x and Intel Core i7 6900x using Cinebench R15
Also last month in CES 2017, AMD was able to showcase a live demo of Ryzen 1800x against Intel Core i7 6900. Here’s the full video by LinusTechTips.
It was announced that the first three (3) AMD Ryzen 7 processors will be available globally startiingarch 2. The Ryzen 7 processors will be available for purchase from more than 180 retailers globally, and in OEM flagship stores.
More than 82 motherboard options designed by designs from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI and will be available at launch of AMD, all built upon two desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors – the X370 and B350.
Also, earlier today, ASUS has announced its 4 new AM4 motherboards designed to support the new AMD Ryzen 7 processors for both ROG and Prime line-up.
ASUS ROG Crosshair IV HERO will be Asus flagship to support Ryzen 7 processor with AMD X370 ATX gaming motherboard. It also features superior cooling over the board’s power regulation circuitry, which should help to improve overclocking results. It also has a higher-quality audio sub-system that uses Asus’ SupremeFX technology to improve sound clarity. For more details, visit ASUS ROG Crosshair IV HERO page or ASUS Philippines website.
According to AMD, the suggested retail price (SRP) for the Philippines are as follows Ryzen 7 1700 is PHP 17,500 (USD 329); Ryzen 7 1700x is PHP 21,000 (USD 399); and the flagship Ryzen 7 1800 only at PHP 27,000 (USD499).
Pre-orders starts today! For more details, visit AMD Philippines Facebook or Twitter page.
AMD was able to managed to squeeze the next-generation CPU into a smaller package at a fraction of the price. Outperforming the of the leading brand, AMD Ryzen 7 is optimistic to bring back innovation and competition to the high-end PC market.
To view all the awesome announcement, watch the ‘AMD Ryzen 7 Launch’ HERE.