AMD is all set to jump into the race with Intel by bringing their much anticipated Ryzen processor. This processor is reported to compete with Intel’s Core i7 processor. The company stated recently about their plan to launch the first three Ryzen processors. So, get ready to have a broader story on Ryzen on March 2. Offering more for less is the aim of AMD. And the Ryzen processors are claimed to offer higher performance while the prices will be much lesser. For example, The Ryzen 7 1800X will be priced at less than half than the Core i7-6900K. But when it comes to performance, Ryzen will outperform Intel’s Core i7.
AMD will unveil three new chip families of Ryzen. These are Premium Ryzen 7, mid range Ryzen 5 and the cheapest Ryzen 3. However, Ryzen 7 will be rolled first while the other two are expected to be shipped by later of this year.
The premium Ryzen 7 will come in three variants. These are Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 7 1700. Features of these three chipsets are explained below.
Ryzen 7 – 1800X
Lisa Su, the chief executive of AMD, claimed this 1800X processor as the fastest 8 core processor in the market. It comprises of 8 cores along with 16 threads. This Ryzen chip is designed to run at 3.6 GHz, while it will boost to 4GHz. It is mainly compared with the 8 core Intel’s Core i7 6900K. While Ryzen definitely outperforms Core i7, it wins the game in price field as well. Core i7 6900K is priced at $1089 while the Ryzen 7 1800X carry a price tag of only $499. So, Ryzen 7 1800K no doubt wins the competition.
Ryzen 7 – 1700X
This is another variant of Ryzen 7 that is a 95 watt, 16 threads and 8 core processor. This chipset is designed to run at 3.4 GHz while it boosts to 3.8 GHz. This one too is set to compete with Intel’s core i7 6900K. Ryzen 7 1700X while offering 4% faster performance than the one from Intel, it carries a price tag of only $399. This is of course much lesser than that of $1089.
Ryzen 7 – 1700
This one too comprises of 8 cores and 16 threads. It consumes 65watts while runs at 3GHz and can be boosted to 3.7 GHz. This Ryzen chipset is priced at $329. If it is compared with that Core i7 7700K processor, the previous one is tested to offer 46% better performance. And the interesting fact is, the price tag of Intel’s Core i7 7700K processor is higher than Ryzen 7 1700.
These three chipsets will be based on AM4 platform and AMD’s X370 and B350 chipsets. And when it comes to the motherboard, they will be supported by ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte, Biostar, MSI and more.
So, it is quite obvious that AMD’s Ryzen is coming to capture a large part of Intel’s share market. The anticipation from Ryzen is too high at this moment. So, let’s see how it could actually compete with Intel as it becomes available.