AMD Ryzen Reviews to go Live on Feb. 28, Ryzen 7 CPUs Available Now for Pre-order

AMD Ryzen 8-core CPU pricing leaked out

AMD Ryzen reviews will go live on February 28 as the company starts seeding samples of its next generation CPUs to testers across the globe. The fastest Ryzen CPUs, including the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 will reportedly be released first on Feb. 28.

AMD Seeding Ryzen Review samples to Press

According to a report from WCCFtech, AMD is currently in the process of seeding Ryzen review samples to press which include around half a dozen different models. The Ryzen CPU is officially planned for 2nd of March when the majority of the lineup is expected to go on sale; however a few high-end models will be available a couple of days before that.

The Ryzen CPU lineup is comprised of five 8-core models, four 6-core models and eight 4-core models. All models feature an unlocked multiplier to support overclocking right out of the box.

AMD Ryzen reviews coming - CPU lineup confirmed

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The Ryzen lineup also includes two Black Edition 8-core CPUs, one Black Edition 6-core and two Black Edition 4-core CPUs. The Black Editons feature AMD’s intelligent eXtended Frequency Range (XFR) which is a fully automated technology that allows chips to achieve frequencies above and beyond default boost clocks depending on the cooling solution being used.

In other words, if you have a better cooling solution, your Ryzen chip will automatically detect it and overclock accordingly. So it’s likely that we’ll see Black Edition 95W Ryzen CPUs paired with high-end updated Wraith cooler.

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X & 1700 Available for Pre-order starting at $319

The product description for AMD’s fastest Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X & 1700 chips over at centralpoint.be reveals that the three models will go on sale on the 28th of February. Interestingly, that’s the very same day the company is holding its “Capsaicin & Cream” event at GDC 2017.

If previous leaked benchmarks are to be believed, the Ryzen 7 CPUs will offer an impressive multi-core and single-core performance. In fact, the sub-$400 Ryzen 7 1700X delivers performance on par with Intel’s $1000 Core i7-6900K.

AMD Ryzen CPUCoresThreadsL3TDPBaseTurboPrice
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X81616MB95W3.6GHz4.0GHz$499
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X81616MB95W3.4GHz3.8GHz$389
AMD Ryzen 7 170081616MB65W3.0Ghz3.7GHz$319

Click here to check out AMD Ryzen full lineup pricing, specs and clock speeds.

  • Daniel Anderson

    Thank jeebus, finally day 1 reviews. Hopefully they’re not cherry picked. HardOCP, as much as an AMD fanboy as I am, should get their hands on it so they can rip it apart if warranted.

    • Lucid Strike

      Also GamersNexus and PCPer, for their attention to detail.

  • James Tillman

    I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is moar Ryzen hype!!!!!

  • moochy

    I wish it was February 28 right now.

    • Darko Matterus

      I will make sure to wish it on my bday, for the next day to be the awaited day.

  • Refman

    Hopefully it can live up to the hype. Been rocking my i7 2600K @ 4.4ghz since 2011 (upgraded to SSD’s, GTX 1070, 32GB Ram over the years). It runs every game fine but in Premiere CC I get stutter in 4K and not that fast render times. Hopefully Ryzen lives up to the hype so I can get the 8core and overclock it.

    • Gabriel Soria

      Similar boat, but I got a ridiculous deal on a FX-8320 and $160 motherboard for ~$185 total! It was missing the I/O shield but I planned to overclock and wanted to have the VRM’s run cooler as that CPU alone sucks down well over 200 watts (you’ll be surprised how well it helps).

      Been running it at 4.5GHz w/1866 cas-7 RAM 24/7/365 since. Runs at 1.4GHz/~.9v at idle, I’m not insane. Was rocking a HD 7950@1.25GHz for the longest until I had fun and got it running at 1.35GHz!! For a few minutes with Furmark.. bad idea, made me learn why it says it probably WILL brake it.