AMD Ryzen 7 Announces: 8 Cores for Less Than 500 dollars

AMD Ryzen 7

In the last couple of weeks, AMD have tireless and constantly presented us with little teasers of their upcoming Ryzen generation of processors. Wednesday, AMD has officially announced the new Ryzen R7 series. They mainly announced the three flagship models of the lineup which will be worthy competitors to their main rivals at Intel.

The three models that have been announced are called Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 7 1700. What these three have in common is the number of CPU-cores. Eight of them can be found on each model. Multi-Threading ensures that every one of these cores can handle two calculations at any given time.

AMD Ryzen 7

The base clock speed of the Ryzen 7 1800X is 3,6GHz with a maximum speed of 4GHz achieved by the Turbo Mode which dynamically overclocks the chip. The TDP is said to be 95W which is still appropriate for the power you can expect from this CPU. In fact, this CPU is said to be even more powerful than Intel’s current flagship: The Core i7-6900K which runs for over 1000$. Even the single core score is said to be higher than that of the i7. AMD suggested retail prices lies at 449$.

AMD Ryzen 7

The Ryzen 7 1700X has a base clock speed of 3,4GHz and achieves up to 3,8GHz through its Turbo Mode. It also has a TDP of 95W. The performance – if AMD’s benchmark results are to be believed – sees a 40% increase over the Intel Core i7-6800K and 4% over the i7-6900K in the multi core score. The 1700X will be available for 399$.

Both Ryzen 7 X models also offer XFR – Extended Frequency Range. This means that with good cooling the CPU can achieve even higher clock speeds in Turbo Mode.

AMD Ryzen 7

With the Ryzen 7 1700 AMD are dropping the X-suffix. At 3,0GHz and 3,7GHz in Turbo Mode, the clock speed is quite a bit lower. It also doesn’t offer XFR which means that 3,7GHz is really as high as it’ll go. AMD has yet to announce the TDP. However, they did release Multi-Threading benchmarks. The Ryzen 7 1700, which by the way will be available for 359€, is said to beat Intel’s Core i7-7700K by around 40% in Cinebench R15.

AMD Ryzen 7

What is also noteworthy, is that AMD have surpassed their goal of achieving 40% more IPC (Instructions per Clock) in their processors, and have instead achieved an increase of 52%. It has to be said that the starting point was comparatively low so it was about time that AMD improved upon that.

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