AMD Retires Six First-Gen Ryzen CPUs, including the Flagship 1800X
Following the April 19 launch of the Ryzen 2000 series “Pinnacle Ridge” processors, AMD has removed several of its first-gen Ryzen “Summit Ridge” SKUs from its official price list. There’s a total of six Ryzen chips that are noticeably absent from this list, which according to a Guru3D report, have reached EOL (end of life) status.
The SKUs reaching EOL means retailers can no longer order them from AMD. They can sell their remaining inventory, with full product warranties and aftersales support from AMD, to end users, but will not be able to restock once they run dry. Below are the retired first generation Ryzen SKUs:
- Ryzen 7 1800X
- Ryzen 7 1700X
- Ryzen 7 1700
- Ryzen 5 1600X
- Ryzen 5 1400
- Ryzen 3 1200
AMD’s updated price list still includes entries for the Ryzen 5 1600, Ryzen 5 1500X, and Ryzen 3 1300X, along with the company’s enthusiast Threadripper lineup. Here’s the updated prices of these first-gen Ryzen SKUs:
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This doesn’t mean a whole lot, since AMD supports its second-gen Ryzen chips on existing socket AM4 motherboards. The newer Ryzen chips also offer faster clock speeds and better overall performance than the first-gen Ryzen parts.
For example, the top Ryzen 7 2700X outperforms the 1800X across the board at less than its original price. Since it has the performance and price points covered, AMD doesn’t feel the need to release a faster Ryzen 7 2800X – at least for now. So the 2700X effectively replaces both the 1800X and 1700X, followed by the more efficient 2700 which replaces the 1700.
Next up, we have the Ryzen 5 2600X and 2600 which succeed the 1600X and 1600, respectively. The Ryzen 5 1400 is replaced by the Ryzen 5 2400G “Raven Ridge” APU, and the entry-level Ryzen 3 1200 by the sub-$100 Ryzen 3 2200G. In terms of performance, the new GPU-equipped 2400G and 2200G APUs match or beat the 1500X and 1300X, respectively.