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#1 Outlaw213

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:25 PM

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For nearly half a decade, Intel has dominated the Desktop CPU market and with no real competition or pressure they've also been very relaxed about innovation. AMD has finally decided to step up and enter the race once again with their Ryzen CPU's.
 
"We had one goal in mind with Ryzen, we wanted to disrupt the PC market, we wanted to bring innovation, choice and performance to as many people as possible and so this is about high performance computing to more people" - Lisa Su AMD CEO
 
The CPU's success lies in its Zen Microarchitecture. The Zen architecture is the very core of the AMD Ryzen chip. It is the company's first ever CPU architecture that features simultaneous multithreading. AMD has been teasing their Ryzen CPU's for the last few months but today they have finally revealed more benchmarks, pricing and release dates for their high end CPU's.
 
The initial benchmarks show AMD Ryzen out performing Intel's. Let's start with the new processors from the top.
 
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
 
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
 
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700
 
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The fact that AMD is even in the same ballpark as Intel is a huge deal - this promises real competition that gives you better choices, and could force Intel to lower prices.
 
AMD Ryzen is available to pre-order now and will be available March 3rd
 
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (8 cores / 16 threads) = $779.95 NZD
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (8 cores / 16 threads) = $599.95 NZD
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (8 cores / 16 threads) = $499.95 NZD
 
The prices might seem high but remember these are all high end CPUs going against Intel's i7 processors.
 
The current prices for Intel's i7 processors
 
- Intel i7 6900K (8 cores / 16 threads) = $1699.95 NZD
- Intel i7 6800K (6 cores / 12 threads) = $679.95 NZD
- Intel i7 7700K (4 cores / 8 threads) = $548.95 NZD
 
AMD is off to a good start, even if you're not a fan of AMD this is good news for Intel users as well as they may be forced to lower their prices and start to push their CPUs for even better performance.



Edited by Outlaw213, 23 February 2017 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:50 PM

I will be watching with interest, the price point is nice and with AMD also unveiling new GFX cards later this year it will hopefully create some market competition driving some prices down.

 

The benchmarks at the event today seemed interesting although they are of course geared and setup towards showing Ryzen in the best possible light.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:57 PM

I will be watching with interest, the price point is nice and with AMD also unveiling new GFX cards later this year it will hopefully create some market competition driving some prices down.
 
The benchmarks at the event today seemed interesting although they are of course geared and setup towards showing Ryzen in the best possible light.


Yeah will have to wait until its released for real world benchmarks, all the benchmarks today were applications optimized for multi-core / multi-threaded CPUs so it'll be interesting to see how games will do.

We should have info on the Vega 10 GPU end of the month, AMD is holding an event on Feb 28 but so is NVIDIA - So whatever AMD Reveals, NVIDIA will be there to reveal GTX 1080 TI, NVIDIA has a countdown on their website and the file name is "gdc-2017/GTX1080Ti_Countdown__Hero_1920x1080_h264_2mbps.mp4"

 

I just hope the VEGA GPUs are good enough to force NVIDIA to lower their prices, and once again we'll have nice healthy competition in both the GPU and CPU market.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:14 PM

Wtfffff $1699 for the top i7? I first had a "woah" at the AMD's $799 price but then i did a double woah at the Intel.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:28 PM

Wtfffff $1699 for the top i7? I first had a "woah" at the AMD's $799 price but then i did a double woah at the Intel.


Yupp! And, that's not even the top i7, you can go even higher with i7 6950X for $2600!


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