AMD Ryzen is finally here as the red team launched their new line of CPU’s yesterday. Although, there are going to be a lot of classes within the Ryzen line-up, including the Ryzen 3 and 5, yesterday the red team only demonstrated how powerful their Ryzen 7 CPU’s really are.
At launch the red team only showed the potential of the AMD Ryzen 1700, 1700X and 1800X. Now what’s similar about all three of them are the amount of cores and threads present on them. As each of them carries 8 cores as well as 16 threads in total. But what differs them from others is the core clock and boost clock that they can achieve.
With these 3 new CPU’s, AMD has targeted Intel’s i7 family. Benchmarks were demonstrated during the launch, showing all three of Ryzen 7 family, which dominate their Intel counterpart. The first one was the Ryzen 7 1800X that was compared against the Intel 6900k; while the AMD 1800X was able to beat the Intel 6900k by about 9% in multi core score. While both the processors had equal performance when it came to single core performance.
Keep in mind that AMD’s 1800X costs half of what Intel costs which has an MSRP of $1000. Same goes for the other two CPU’s as well; the 1700 and 1700X. Both of them dominated their Intel counterpart; the Intel i7 7700k and 6800k.
Though AMD is presenting a pretty picture for now, that is what every company does during their launch – showing numbers in their favor. We won’t know for sure until people get their hands on one and start to benchmark themselves. Then we would have a real idea of what the new Ryzen CPU’s are capable of.
Keeping all this aside, AMD has done an amazing job, as the company has finally caught up to their rival Intel.
AMD Ryzen would be available in the market starting 2nd of March with a price tag of $329, $399 and $499 for AMD 1700, 1700X and 1800X respectively.