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The wait for AMD’s Ryzen is FINALLY OVER!

On a special event today, AMD announced that it plans a “hard launch” of its first three Ryzen processors on March 2, outperforming Intel’s high-end chips while cutting its prices by as much as 54 percent.

The Ryzen 7 chips had performance benchmarks touting to match those of rival Intel’s at a more affordable price.

Moreover, it seems that AMD has specifically designed the new Ryzen 7 processors for PC gamers, creators, and enthusiasts with its 8-cores, 16-threads CPUs.

In addition, the new AM4 desktop platform, with two of its new chips bagging ‘highest-performing octa-core processor’ and ‘world’s lowest power octa-core processor’ for its 1800X and 1700 models, respectively. The new line of chips also bears new 8-core silicon design that runs 4.8 billion transistors and features 2km of wiring.

The Ryzen 7 will initially be available in three models bearing eight cores and sixteen threads, and is now up for pre-order in select markets today with prices and specifications as follows:

PRODUCT LINE MODEL BASE CLOCK (GHZ) BOOST CLOCK (GHZ) TDP (WATTS) INCLUDED COOLER SUGGESTED PRICE
RYZEN 7 1800X 3.6 4.0 95 N/A $499 (~Php27,000)
RYZEN 7 1700X 3.4 3.8 95 N/A $399 (~Php21,000)
RYZEN 7 1700 3.0 3.7 65 Wraith Spire $329 (~Php17,500)

As you can see, the Ryzen’s pricing will hit Intel hard. On its cost-to-efficiency ratio (benchmarks will be posted soon), Ryzen outperforms even the pricey Intel chips on some aspects.

The important thing, is AMD gearing up on something that is, we can finally call a “game-changer” amongst the CPU battle out there.

Another final important thing: Pre-orders start today on select markets (pictured below) and they are expected to arrive on March 2.

photo via PCWorld

And probably, the thing that you are waiting for, is the pricing.

The Ryzen 7 1700X is priced at $399 and the Ryzen 7 1700 is around $329. However, pricing in Philippines is a little higher, with the Ryzen 7 1800X coming at Php 27,000, while the 1700X is priced at Php 21,000 while the 1700 is at Php 17,500.

See more posts about AMD Ryzen here soon.