AMD Ryzen is already here with prices and benefits that are going to annoy Intel a lot: 8 cores from 329 dollars
AMD had the responsibility and promise to make things complicated to Intel, and is that in recent years has not been pulling anything especially attractive, basing its economic performance on video game consoles. Intel was quiet in the market of pure and hard performance, no one has been bothered.
Well here is Ryzen to change the panorama, or try, and the truth is that the numbers promised by AMD compared to Intel are very interesting. We find three solutions based on the new Zen architecture.
Shortly the thing works, these three processors of eight cores and 16 threads – new socket AM4 – are going to be a headache for Intel …
- Ryzen 7 1800X runs at 3.6 GHz and can run at 4.0 GHz in turbo mode (95W TDP) for $499
- Ryzen 7 1700X at 3.4 GHz, which rises up to 3.8 GHz (95W TDP) for $399
- Ryzen 7 1700 to 3.0 GHz, rises to 3.7 GHz (65W TDP), for $329
No more rumors, Ryzen 7 of 8 cores are already here, in the future will come cheaper solutions with 6 and 4 cores …
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For those interested say that they go on sale next March 2, but the company begins to pick up reservations from Wednesday. It tells us that more than 180 companies related to the computer world – manufacturers and stores – are going to use AMD’s new Ryzen solutions.
Early testing improves Intel
Here what everyone wants to know is how much they make in comparison to Intel. Using the Cinebench benchmark you can draw some promising conclusions …
- Ryzen 7 1800X is 9% more powerful than the Intel Core i7 6900K. We remind you that this processor now costs twice the AMD option
- If we go to the 1700X we see that it yields 39% better than an Intel Core i7 6800K. Speaking of prices, the AMD is $399, Intel for the $425
- The smaller Ryzen 7 1700 brings a 46% performance to the Intel Core i7 7700K, here prices are $329 and $350 respectively