The AMD Ryzen 8-core CPU pricing has just leaked out for Europe. The prices (including taxes) cover only three models of the entire Ryzen lineup, all featuring 8 cores and 16 threads.
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.
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.
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).
AMD vs Intel
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.”
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