After showing up in online stores in Europe, the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors have now been spotted at US retailer Fry’s electronics. The flagship Ryzen 7 1800X CPU has been listed at $489 by the retailer, while the 1700X is listed at $389. Both the SKUs are expected to ship on March 2nd, less than a week after AMD will lift the embargo on reviews.
The Ryzen 7 1800X is an unlocked 8-core processor with 16 threads and a 3.6 GHz base clock. With XFR auto-overclocking, the processor can hit 4.0 GHz + on air. AMD Ryzen 7 1700X is also an 8-core “Black Edition” unlocked processor with 16 threads and the same 20MB Cache. It features a slightly lower 3.4 GHz base clock and can “auto overclock” to 3.8 GHz+. Both the Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X have a 95W TDP, a huge improvement over previous high-end processors from AMD. As benchmark leaks over the past few days have shown, these two SKUs are going to offer phenomenal performance for the price, matching much more expensive processors from rival Intel in various benchmarks.
AMD will be lifting the embargo on reviews on 28th February, which suggests the Ryzen processors could be unveiled at the company’s Capsaicin & Cream event at GDC 2017 in San Francisco. The company will also be teasing its upcoming “Vega” GPU architecture at the same event.