Today at a press event by AMD’s CEO Lisa Su unveiled the first three AMD Ryzen desktop processor models, the top of the line Ryzen 7-1800X, the Ryzen 7-1700X, and the Ryzen 7-1700. The R7-1800X will be priced at USD $499, followed by the R7-1700X at $399, and the R7-1700 at $329. All three CPU will be available for purchase on the 2nd of March, 2017. The R7-1800X is clocked at 3.60 GHz, with a TurboCore frequency of 4.00 GHz, and the XFR (extended frequency range) feature, which further overclocks the chip, depending on the effectiveness of your CPU cooler.
The Ryzen 7-1700X will ships with 3.40 GHz clocks, with 3.80 GHz TurboCore frequency, and the XFR feature. The Ryzen 7-1700, which don’t have support for XFR, and comes with slightly lower clocks, at 3.00 GHz core, and 3.70 GHz TurboCore. All three are true 8-core chips, with 512 KB of dedicated L2 cache per core, and 16 MB of shared L3 cache. The Ryzen CPUs comes with dual-channel DDR4 integrated memory controllers and an integrated PCI-Express Gen 3.0 root complex. The Ryzen 7-1700 has a TDP of just 65W and will include an AMD Wraith Max cooling solution, while the 1700X and 1800X have TDP rated at 95W, and will come without coolers. At the event, CEO Lisa Su stated that at $499, the Ryzen 7-1800X “smokes” the Intel Core i7-6900K eight-core processor. The company also unveiled the branding of its Radeon Vega enthusiast graphics family.