The AMD Ryzen 8-core CPU pricing details have just leaked out for Europe. These cover only three models of the entire Ryzen lineup – under top-of-the-line R7 series indicating 8 cores and 16 threads. If true, the prices appear to be quite competitive considering the type of performance we’ve seen in previous AMD demos and leaks.
Leak reveals AMD Ryzen 8-core CPU Pricing
According to a Spanish-based hardware site El Chapuzas Informatico, the flagship R7 1800X is priced at €599.99. The model is expected to operate at 4.0GHz base clock, with L2 + L3 cache of 20 MB (4 MB + 16 MB) and a TDP of 95W. Performance-wise, the chip should rival Intel’s $1000 Core i7-6900K.
Next up is the R7 1700X which is said to carry a price tag of €469.99. The chip will feature base clocks of 3.8GHz and should tackle the Intel Core i7-7700K and Core i7-6800K.
Finally, we have the non-X, R7 1700 priced at a “measly” €389.95. The chip has base clocks of 3.7GHz, with performance on par with Core i7-7700 (Non-K).
As I said above, if the leak is accurate, the Ryzen 8-core CPU pricing is spectacular indeed, especially the R7 1700 should be quite a steal at €469.99. As always, US pricing should be even more competitive.
Ryzen Processor Lineup to include 17 Models, All are Multiplier Unlocked
If a previous leak is to be believed, the AMD Ryzen CPU lineup is comprised of 17 models which will be branded as R7, R5 and R3 series. We’ve already discussed the R7 branding above, featuring top-end 8-core, 16-thread models aimed at enthusiast PC builders. The R5 and R3 are however more price optimized chips.
The Ryzen R5 series will be a mix of 6 core and 4 core models with multi-threading. Multiple variants in this line feature clock speeds of 3.7GHz base and 4.0GHz boost. The R5 processors are expected to be priced around $250, which is arguably going to be the sweet-spot of the new Ryzen stack.
Last but not least, the Ryzen R3 series would simply be quad core models. These will be the only models in the entire Ryzen lineup that don’t feature support for SMT. The chips are basically designed to take on Intel Core i3 and Pentium series processors in the entry level segment.
All AMD Ryzen models will feature an unlocked multiplier for overclocking right out of the box. Each series would also include an “X” model which is tuned more to offer better overclocking potential.
As for the release date, AMD has already confirmed that its Ryzen processors will launch in early March “with widespread system availability from day one.” Meanwhile, we’re keeping our eyes out and will update you when more Ryzen news and leaks come out!