AMD has officially lifted the curtains on its long-awaited Ryzen 7 series of consumer CPUs, aimed at being the cut-price rival to Intel’s i7 range. Here are the details on the CPUs’ specs along with pricing and availability for Australia.
AMD has come back with a vengeance, releasing three new processors that are targeted at gamers, content creators and those who are interested in high-performance PCs. The company’s processors have always been cheaper than Intel’s products but lagged behind considerably in terms of performance. This time around, AMD has gone to great lengths to prove that the Ryzen series is on par with or, in some cases, even better than some of Intel’s existing Core i7 offerings; and they’re a lot cheaper as well.
AMD Ryzen 7 Specs
There are three CPUs in the Ryzen 7 series:
|CPU||Cores/Threads||Clock Speed/Boost Clock Speed||TDP||Rival Intel CPU|
|1700||8/16||3.0GHz/3.7GHz||65-watt||Core i7 7700K|
|1700X||8/16||3.4GHz/3.8GHz||95-watt||Core i7 6800K|
|1800X||8/16||3.6GHz/4.0GHz||95-watt||Core i7 6900K|
The Intel CPU comparisons are drawn by AMD themselves. If you want a more detailed look at Ryzen 7’s performance, you should check out this extensive piece by Kotaku Australia editor Alex Walker who attended the launch event in San Francisco.
The 1700 has been touted by AMD as the world’s lowest power 8-core desktop processor while 1800X is aimed at the enthusiast PC market. The 1700X is being positioned in between the two.
AMD Ryzen 7 Australian Pricing And Availability
The AMD Ryzen processors will be available on March 2. Here’s the price list for the three Ryzen 7 processors:
- Ryzen 7 1800X: $699
- Ryzen 7 1700X: $569
- Ryzen 7 1700 (with Wraith Spire cooler): $469
You can get Ryzen from the following online retailers: Centrecom, Mwave. PCCG, PLE, Scoprtec and Umart. Pre-orders start today.
ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI and all due to push out motherboards for AMD Ryzen processors in early March.