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AMD announces Ryzen 7 launch date and pricing details

 

At long last, here we are. AMD has today revealed when its top-tier Ryzen 7 CPUs will hit the market, and how much they will cost.

Zen

The Ryzen CPUs are based on AMD’s latest-and-greatest Zen architecture, turning out into becoming AMD’s last – and perhaps the best – chance at proving that it can compete against Intel’s dominance. It also makes a nice metaphor about how AMD would have risen after its success – the company is confident.

AMD has designed Zen from the ground up, leaving behind all the work achieved in their previous Bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller, and Excavator architectures. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that AMD’s future depends on the success of Ryzen.

But you most likely already know what Ryzen is all about – for once, we are going to jump straight to the most important bit: pricing and availability.

Pricing & Availability

Today’s announcement is only for AMD’s top-tier Ryzen 7 CPU’s, straight up competing against Intel’s Core i7 processors.

AMD’s chain of global etailers and boutique OEMs start taking preorders from today. The three Ryzen 7 CPUs will be available for purchase on the shelves globally starting from the 2nd of March.

Here are the three processors, and their prices, in no particular order:

Ryzen 7 1800X

Ryzen 7 1700X

Ryzen 7 1700

United States

US$499

US$399

US$329

Australia

A$699

A$569

A$469

India

₹37,999

₹29,499

₹24,999

United Kingdom

£262.99

£315.99

£407.99

Malaysia

RM2,599

RM1,899

RM1,599

South Korea

₩639,000

₩499,000

₩419,000

Those are obviously not all the regional pricing; we will try to update the list above with pricing from other regions as we get them.

The Ryzen 7 1800X and Ryzen 7 1700X do not come with a bundled cooler, much like Intel’s Core i7 lineup. However, the lowest-tier Ryzen 7 1700 comes with AMD’s Wraith Spire cooler.

It makes sense to bundle a stock cooler with the cheapest offering. It also gives AMD a one-up against Intel.

It’s now time for the industry to benchmark and test these CPUs rigorously; AMD will hopefully rise once again, bringing back some competition and innovation to high-performance PCs.

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