24 February, 2017
Pre orders for the new processor chips, which also include the Core i7 6800K rival Ryzen 7 1700X, are now open while the actual products will be released on 2nd March, shortly after GDC. Still, it's hard to fault people for their excitement given recent history and the performance claims made by AMD.
The Ryzen 7 1700 opens the range with a clock speed of 3GHz that boosts to 3.7GHz while the Ryzen 7 1700X has a base clock speed of 3.4GHz, boosting to 3.8GHz. These numbers are just for the standard versions of the CPU's and it's possible that the upcoming CPU will out perform the Intel Core i7 once it's been overclocked.
AMD's Ryzen has been in the works for four years and aimed initially to hit a target of 40 percent more instructions per clock than its excavator cores. The three CPUs announced feature eight cores and 16 threads. "The market's been a little starved for innovation frankly". If in fact you actually can buy a fully-built PC (with memory, storage, a Radeon RX 480 graphics card, and RGB LED lighting) for the same price as an Intel processor with roughly similar performance, the choice isn't hard.
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He added "In the tech industry, the worst thing is incrementalism".
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This also shows that AMD is once again ready to compete with Intel properly. AMD configured two quad-core Intel CPUs in dual-channel mode. Put simply, this means Ryzen can do far more work per-core than was previously possible.
AMD beat its IPC goal without compromising its clockspeed. The rated TDP for the chip is 95W. Second, they have established a proven track record of fast, efficient manufacturing execution.
An entirely new architecture also helps. This allows for better distribution and handling of multiple tasks. Demonstrations of gaming performance also indicated superior performance, mostly thanks to the presence of eight physical cores.
Underpinning the processor are a series of new technologies bundled under the SenseMI umbrella term.
The three Ryzen 7 processors are going up for pre-orders on Wednesday and will launch globally on March 2nd. More than 180 PC makers and retailers will support these Ryzen processors.