AMD Take On Intel With The New Ryzen Series Of Processors

AMD Take On Intel With The New Ryzen Series Of Processors
For years AMD has been slightly behind Intel when it comes to their desktop processors. Even their current generation of processors have offered lower performance despite some of them offering up to eight cores. However, this might all change with their new Ryzen processors, which AMD have said will finally challenge Intel’s top spot in the gaming market.

The new AMD Ryzen is said to hit the shelves from 2 March 2017 and will see seven new processors that will run on AMD’s new AM4 platform. ASRock, BIOSTAR, GIGABYTE and MSI have confirmed that they will be releasing motherboards for the new Ryzen processors. However, more manufacturers are soon to follow, as ASRock and BIOSTAR are not known for their high-end gaming motherboards. This is great news for diehard AMD fans who have been waiting for a processor that offers the power that they truly deserve. I personally have not purchased an AMD setup for quite some years, as I have always found the Intel processors to be far superior. AMD have revealed the pricing and performance for three of its eight-core Ryzen processors that will be launched in March. While we would have preferred to have seen a ten or twelve core processor from them to really stick it to Intel, their new lineup is still impressive on paper. These eight core processors will offer eight physical cores with 16 threads and their pricing is quite similar to the high-end Intel processors, which will make it interesting for those who are not diehard Intel fans.

The three eight core processors that have been revealed are; the Ryzen 7 1700, the Ryzen 7 1700X, and the Ryzen 7 1800X. The Ryzen 7 1700 promises a massive 46% performance increase compared to the latest Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K. Not only does it promise to perform better, it has also been priced at $329, which is slightly cheaper than the new i7-7700K.

AMD Ryzen-1700

Ryzen 7 1700

Cores: – 8
Threads: – 16
Base Clock: – 3.0GHz
Boost Clock: – 3.7GHz
TDP (thermal design power): – 65W
Stock cooler: Wraith Spire
Price: – $329

AMD Ryzen-1700X

Ryzen 7 1700X

Cores: – 8
Threads: – 16
Base Clock: – 3.4GHz
Boost Clock: – 3.8GHz
TDP (thermal design power): – 95W
Stock cooler: – N/A
Price: – $399

AMD Ryzen 1800X

Ryzen 7 1800X

Cores: – 8
Threads: – 16
Base Clock: – 3.6GHz
Boost Clock: – 4.0GHz
TDP (thermal design power): – 95W
Stock cooler: – N/A
Price: – $499

I am personally quite interested to see what these new processors will offer and I might even move back to AMD for the first time in over 5 years. If you still prefer to use an Intel based gaming PC, then head over to our Best Gaming PCs Guide where you might find your next upgrade. However, expect some great gaming PCs with AMD chips to join this guide soon.

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