AMD Ryzen Official Release Date, News, Price & Features: Revealed Ahead Of Its Launch

Mar 02, 2017 07:30 AM EST | Anthony Aventador

AMD Ryzen is known to be one of the most awaited CPU's today. AMD's newest multi-core desktop processors were revealed previously during an event held in San Francisco, and will soon be available to purchase.

Ryzen's new chips promise to bring AMD into the top-performance sphere with Intel in a way that's more cheaper and is a marked improvement over its previous generation of silicon. The processors are now available for pre-order and will launch on March 2. The chip also comes in three varieties ranging in price and capability.

According to Tech Radar, the company hasn't introduced any other versions of the AMD Ryzen processors other than the seven series, which is designed to compete with Intel's Core i7 series. Everyone will get to see more version of the chip soon enough since the competition between AMD and Intel is heating up.

The new processor was designed by AMD to perform well at high loads and be well-matched with the latest hardware in PC gaming. For that to happen, the company had to create a new chipset for the processors, the X370 and X300, and the latest socket, the AM4.

In addition, a new motherboard is also needed for a Ryzen CPU. But the company is already working on motherboards for this occasion. The list of technologies that the motherboards will support is Dual-channel DDR4 memory, NVMe, M.2 SATA devices, USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2, and Pcle 3.0 capability.

When it comes to prices, the Ryzen 7 series is much affordable compared to Intel's Core i7 chips. The Ryzen 7 1800x chip will be available for $499. The Ryzen 7 1700x is priced at $399, while the Ryzen 7 1700 is priced at $329.

During the company's GDC 2017 live stream, Capsaicin & Cream, it revealed that the AMD Ryzen processor is possible to achieve 4K, 60 frames-per-second rendering of games at Ultra setting from just single AMD Vega GPU. Everyone also has witnessed the processor break a world record in benchmarks under extreme cooling.


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