Ahead of the official launch early next month, US pricing for AMD Ryzen processors has been leaked early, courtesy of online retailer ShopBLT. All three SKUs will be 8-core processors with 16 threads.
The flagship AMD Ryzen SKU will be the R7-1800X, with the manufacturing part number “YD180XBCAEWOF”. The 8-core processor will be priced at $490.29, which is very promising as the chip is expected to be a beast of a performer. Unlike older flagship AMD processors, the R7-1800X will deliver high performance while being highly efficient at the same time. With a TDP of “just” 95W, the processor is said to be capable of reaching 4.0 GHz out of the box. Its Intel rival, the Core i7 6900K, has a higher 140W TDP and is also a lot more expensive at over $1100.
Positioned below the R7-1800X will be the R7-1700X. It too will be an 8-core chip with the same 95W TDP rating as the flagship R7-1800X. The retailer has listed the R7-1700X (YD170XBCAEWOF) at $381.72, which is fantastic value. The third SKU is the R7-1700 (YD1700BBAEBOX), which is an 8-core processor with a 65W TDP rating priced at $316.59.
With such competitive pricing, AMD’s Ryzen lineup is definitely worth watching out for. All the details are expected to be revealed on March 2nd , which is when AMD is rumored to be unveiling the Ryzen lineup. In addition to the 8-core parts discussed above, the company will also be launching more affordable 4-core parts.