AMD finally launched its much awaited Ryzen processor lineup with three top 8-core models, the Ryzen 7-1800X priced at USD $499, followed by the Ryzen 7-1700X at $399, and the Ryzen 7-1700 at $329. But there are more Ryzen CPUs and rest of the lineup is also very interesting, especially the cheaper six-core SMT-enabled parts. The Ryzen 5-1600X is designed to compete with the Core i5-7600K. This six-core chip with SMT, which enables 12 logical CPU cores for OS to deal with, comes with the full 16 MB of L3 cache, and is not only unlocked but also features the XFR (extended frequency range) technology. It’s clocked at 3.30 GHz, with 3.70 GHz TurboCore. The Ryzen 5-1600X is priced at $259 and is sure to draw some attention.
Next up, is the Ryzen 5-1500. This 6-core/12-thread chip without XFR, but is still unlocked, comes at 3.20 GHz with 3.50 GHz TurboCore, and features the full 16 MB of L3 cache. At $229, and with a TDP of 65W, this chip is sure to disrupt Intel’s “Kaby Lake” Core i5 lineup. Also, the quad-core Ryzen lineup is built by disabling one of the two 4-core CCX complexes on the 14 nm “Summit Ridge” silicon and feature 8 MB of L3 cache. The lineup is led by the $199 Ryzen 5-1400X, which is a quad-core chip clocked at 3.50 GHz, with 3.90 GHz TurboCore, and features XFR and SMT, which enables 8 threads. Next up, is the quad-core Ryzen 5-1300, priced at $175, with targeted the Core i3-7350K, clocked at 3.20 GHz and 3.50 GHz Turbo. At the bottom end of the line-up is the Ryzen 3 quad-core CPUs which lack SMT. The Ryzen 3-1200X is priced at just $149, but you get 3.40 GHz clocks with 3.80 GHz Turbo, and XFR, and 8 MB of L3 cache. The cheapest Ryzen chip is just $129, the Ryzen 3-1200 lacks XFR but gives you 3.20 GHz clocks with 3.50 GHz Turbo.
So its look like AMD finally back on track and we will get a head to head competition with Intel and get more powerful CPUs in lower price point.