Today AMD revealed the full details for their next chip, AMD Ryzen, which is said to be similar in performance to Intel’s Core line of processor.
Back at CES 2017 they did reveal a few details about this chip, unveiling that it will include dual channel DDR4 compatibility, that it will be overclockable, and that it will include 24 PCIe lanes, today they updated that with a few more details, specifically for the individual processor models that will be available.
At the top of the line will be the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, which is an 8-core desktop processor with 16-threads that is capable of featuring 3.6GHz speeds at the base or up to 4.0GHz with boost (or 4.1GHz with XFR and sufficient cooling), it is also compatible with AMD SenseMI technology.
AMD say that this chip performed up to 9% better than an Intel Core i7 6900K in their Cinebench R15 nT test.
To top that off, the processor will also only be available for $499 in the US.
The 1700X is the second in the line, with 3.4GHz base speeds and 3.8GHz boost speeds that can be boosted even further with appropriate cooling to 3.9GHz. It features the same 8 cores and 16 threads, but it will only be $399 in the US.
Next up it the model without the X at the end, the Ryzen 7 1700, which also features 8 cores and 16 threads, however, it is slightly slower with 3.0GHz base speeds and 3.7GHz boost speeds, it is also only 65W. AMD does say that this chip performed up to 46% better in the Cinebench R15 nT test than a Core i7 7700K.
But for all of that, you get a lower price tag at $329 in the US.
Now, these are pretty impressive, considering the huge price difference between the AMD Ryzen 7 and Intel Core processors, however, the performance that you get out of them will have to be seen.
All of these processors will launch worldwide on March 2nd with a number of pre-built machines at launch and compatible motherboards and other PC equipment right from day one.
You can find out more about all of the new processors at the source link below, or you can check out the video just above that to watch the announcement from AMD.