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The 2018 AMD Ryzen Price Cut Guide!

When AMD launched the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G desktop APUs, they also announced price cuts for their existing ThreadripperRyzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 processors. In June 2018, they announced even lower prices. Check out the AMD Ryzen price cut details below!

Updated @ 2018-06-20 : Added the new AMD Ryzen price cut list, after the abolition of the 6% GST.

Updated @ 2018-03-23 : Added the AMD Ryzen price cut list in the US, and a comparison of that price list against the price cuts in Malaysia.

Originally posted @ 2018-02-13

 

The 2018 AMD Ryzen Price Cut Details

The original Ryzen price cut list was sparse, so we added prices in USD (after conversion), the price difference, and even the prices of the new Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G desktop APUs.

In the latest version, we added the new Ryzen price list after the abolition of the 6% GST. We also added the 2nd Gen Ryzen processor prices. Some have called this a price cut, but it’s not. The prices are just lower because there’s no longer a 6% tax,

Recommended Retail Price in Malaysia
Launch Price
(with GST)
1 February 2018
(with GST)
1 June 2018
(no GST)
Difference
(with GST)
Difference
(no GST)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X RM 4,799
~$1,216
RM 4,699
~$1,190
RM 4,433
~$1,108
RM 100
~$25
RM 366
~$92
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X RM 3,899
~$988
RM 3,799
~$963
RM 3,584
~$896
RM 100
~$25
RM 315
~$79
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X RM 2,899
~$734
RM 2,299
~$582
RM 2,169
~$542
RM 600
~$152
RM 730
~$183
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X RM 2,599
~$658
RM 1,699
~$430
RM 1,600
~$400
RM 900
~$228
RM 999
~$250
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X RM 1,559
~$390
Launched in April RM 1,470
~$368
RM 89 / ~$22
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X RM 1,899
~$481
RM 1,499
~$380
RM 1,414
~$354
RM 400
~$101
RM 485
~$121
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 RM 1,429
~$357
Launched in April RM 1,348
~$337
RM 81
~$20
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 RM 1,599
~$405
RM 1,399
~$354
RM 1,319
~$330
RM 200
~$51
RM 280
~$70
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X RM 1,059
~$265
Launched in April RM 999
~$368
RM 60
~$15
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X RM 1,199
~$304
RM 999
~$253
RM 943
~$236
RM 200
~$51
RM 256
~$64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 RM 899
~$225
Launched in April RM 848
~$212
RM 51
~$13
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 RM 1,039
~$263
RM 859
~$218
RM 810
~$203
RM 180
~$46
RM 229
~$57
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X RM 899
~$228
RM 799
~$202
RM 753
~$188
RM 100
~$25
RM 146
~$37
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G RM 759
~$192
Launched in Feb RM 716
~$179
RM 43
~$11
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 RM 819
~$208
RM 739
~$187
RM 697
~$174
RM 80
~$20
RM 122
~$31
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X RM 599
~$152
RM 579
~$147
RM 547
~$137
RM 20
~$5
RM 52
~$13
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G RM 479
~$121
Launched in Feb RM 452
~$113
RM 27
~$7
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 RM 519
~$131
RM 459
~$116
RM 433
~$108
RM 60
~$15
RM 66
~$17

The 2018 AMD Ryzen price cut list showed price cuts across every Ryzen model. The biggest discount was a massive RM 900 / ~$228 discount on the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X. The least was a paltry RM 20 / ~$5 discount on the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X.

If you read our AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Review, you may have noticed that it is supposed to be $10 / ~RM 39 cheaper than the Ryzen 3 1200. Yet, AMD is pricing it ABOVE the Ryzen 3 1200 here in Malaysia.

Unfortunately, there was no further price cuts after the launch of the 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

 

The 2018 AMD Ryzen Price Cut In The US

Here was the AMD Ryzen price cut list announced for the United States. If you compare how the Ryzen price cut list in Malaysia compares to the Ryzen price cut list in the US, you can see some differences.

US Recommended Retail Price
(without taxes)
Launch Price New Price
(1 Feb 2018)
Difference
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X $999 $999 No Change
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X $799 $799 No Change
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X $549 $449 – $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X $449 $349 – $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X $399 $309 – $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $329 $299 – $30
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X $249 $219 – $30
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $219 $189 – $30
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X $189 $174 – $15
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G $169
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 $169 $169 No Change
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X $129 $129 No Change
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 $109 $109 No Change
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G $99

Generally, prices in Malaysia are 13-15% higher without the 6% GST, but every single Ryzen model received some kind of discount.

On the other hand, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X processors, or the Ryzen 5 1400Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 processors were not discounted in the US.

Also, AMD positioned (and priced) the Ryzen 3 1300X CPU above Ryzen 3 2200G in the US, while the opposite is true in Malaysia. On the other hand, the Ryzen 5 2400G is slightly more expensive than the Ryzen 5 1400 CPU in Malaysia.

The latest June 2018 AMD Ryzen price list also show that the Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200 have not been phased out. They were supposed to be replaced by the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G desktop APUs. But it looks like, AMD will continue to sell them, alongside the new Ryzen desktop APUs.

 

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Cheaper Ryzen CPUs When Ryzen 2 Launches?

AMD is almost ready to launch the Ryzen 2 desktop processors, leading to speculation that it would herald the availability of cheaper Ryzen processors. Like everyone else, we love a good deal. Let’s see if the launch of Ryzen 2 will result in cheaper Ryzen processors!

 

No : AMD Just Gave Us Cheaper Ryzen CPUs!

AMD just announced a major Ryzen price cut on 1 February 2018. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, for example, received a $100 (22%) price cut, although in some countries (like here in Malaysia), it received a massive $228 (35%) price cut!

US Recommended Retail Price
(without taxes)
Launch Price
(2017)
New Price
(1 Feb 2018)
Difference
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X $999 $999 No Change
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X $799 $799 No Change
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X $549 $449 – $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X $449 $349 – $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X $399 $309 – $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $329 $299 – $30
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X $249 $219 – $30
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $219 $189 – $30
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X $189 $174 – $15
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G $169
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 $169 $169 No Change
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X $129 $129 No Change
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 $109 $109 No Change
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G $99

You can read more about the February 2018 Ryzen price cut, and our analysis in our article, The 2018 AMD Ryzen Price Cut Details Examined!

 

Yes : The Ryzen Models Being Replaced Will Be Cheaper

The AMD Ryzen 2 price list was leaked earlier, showing how AMD intends to position the four new Pinnacle Ridge models.

As you can see, three of the upcoming Ryzen 2 (Pinnacle Ridge) processors directly replace four of the first-generation Ryzen (Summit Ridge) processors :

Ryzen 7 1800X ($349) -> Ryzen 7 2700X ($369)
Ryzen 7 1700X ($309) / Ryzen 7 1700 ($299) -> Ryzen 7 2700 ($299)
Ryzen 5 1600X ($219) -> Ryzen 5 2600X ($249)

It is very likely that the Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 7 1700 will be priced lower after Ryzen 2 hits the market. The Ryzen 5 1600X, though, will probably continue to be sold at $219.

The Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 3 1200 are no longer mentioned in the leaked slide, because they’re being replaced by the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G desktop APUs. However, we don’t see them being discounted, as they offer better CPU and memory performance than the APUs for those who don’t need the integrated Vega graphics.

 

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The 2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile Laptops Revealed!

AMD launched the Ryzen Mobile APUs in October 2017, but where are the Ryzen Mobile laptops? Today, we share with you details and videos of three new Ryzen Mobile laptops, and an ASUS gaming laptop that actually uses a desktop-grade Ryzen 7 CPU!

 

The 2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile Laptops Revealed!

AMD Director of Consumer Sales (APJ), Peter Chambers, kicked off the event with a presentation on the Ryzen Mobile APUs, and the 2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile laptops. He also shared some updates on the upcoming Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) processors.

Then Acer Malaysia’s Product Manager, Jeffrey Lai, shared the key features of the two new Acer Ryzen Mobile laptops – the Acer Nitro 5 and Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G. They run on the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and AMD Ryzen 5 2500U APUs respectively.

Finally, Gavin Wong from Lenovo Technology revealed the key features of the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR laptop that runs on the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U.

ASUS was also at hand to show off their ROG Strix GL702Z gaming laptop that runs on the desktop-grade AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU. It also features the AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU!

The Acer Nitro 5 could not make it to the launch event on time. But when it arrived the next day, we had the opportunity to take a closer look at it too.

 

The 2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile Laptops First Look

After the launch of the three Ryzen Mobile laptops, we had the opportunity to take a closer look at them, as well as the ASUS ROG Strix GL702Z gaming laptop.

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Specification Comparison

Here is a table comparing the specifications of the three Ryzen Mobile laptops (Acer Nitro 5, Acer Swift 3 and Lenovo IdeaPad 720S), as well as the Ryzen 7 gaming laptop (ASUS ROG Strix GL702Z).

SpecificationsAcer Nitro 5Acer Swift 3ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZCLenovo IdeaPad 720S
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 HomeMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
Display15.6" IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 300 nits brightness
15.6" IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
17.3" IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Supports AMD FreeSync
13.3" IPS display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 2700U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 2.2 GHz base clock
- 3.8 GHz boost clock
- 4 MB L3 cache
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 2.0 GHz base clock
- 3.6 GHz boost clock
- 4 MB L3 cache
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
- 8 cores, 16 threads
- 3.0 GHz base clock
- 3.7 GHz boost clock
- 16 MB L3 cache
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 2.0 GHz base clock
- 3.6 GHz boost clock
- 4 MB L3 cache
Integrated Graphics ProcessorAMD Radeon Vega 10
- Up to 1.3 GHz
AMD Radeon Vega 8
- Up to 1.1 GHz
NoneAMD Radeon Vega 8
- Up to 1.1 GHz
Memory4 GB DDR4 memory
- upgradable to 16 GB x 2
8 GB DDR4 memory8 GB DDR4 memory4 GB DDR4 memory
Discrete Graphics ProcessorAMD Radeon RX 560X
- 4 GB GDDR5 memory
AMD Radeon 540
- 2 GB GDDR5 memory
AMD Radeon RX 580
- 4 GB GDDR5 memory
None
Storage128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD256 GB PCIe SSD256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD256 GB SSD
WiFi802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Battery4-cell lithium-ion battery
- 48 Wh (3220 mAh x 15.2 V)
4-cell lithium-ion battery
- 48 Wh (3220 mAh x 15.2 V)
4-cell lithium-ion battery4-cell lithium-ion battery
- 48 Wh (3220 mAh x 15.2 V)
Dimensions390 mm wide
266 mm deep
26.75 mm thick
341 mm wide
236.6 mm deep
17.95 mm thick
415 mm wide
280 mm deep
34 mm thick
305.9 mm wide
213.82 mm deep
13.6 mm thick
Weight2.7 kg1.5 kg3.2 kg1.14 kg

 

Prices & Availability

Here are their prices and availability, as well as some purchase links.

Model Availability Price Purchase Links
Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 5 2700U) End of March 2018 TBA / US$ 749.99 Amazon | Lazada
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G End of March 2018 TBA / US$ 749.99 Amazon | Lazada
ASUS ROG Strix GL702Z Available RM 6,999 / US$ 1,479 Amazon | Lazada
Lenovo IdeaPad 720S-13ARR Available RM 3,299 / US$ 846 Amazon | Lazada

 

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These Windows 10 Updates Are Bricking AMD PCs! Rev. 4.0

Microsoft has stopped pushing a number of Windows 10 updates, including the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation patches, because they were bricking some AMD PCs. Frustrated users were left with their AMD PCs in an unbootable state after installing those updates. The cure was, in this case, worse than the disease!

Updated @ 2018-01-16 : Added another affected CPU, a new section on Microsoft’s confusing statement, and a new section on what you should do.

Updated @ 2018-01-15 : Added 6 more CPUs affected by these Windows 10 updates, as well as the official word from AMD.

Updated @ 2018-01-11 : Added more AMD CPUs that were reported to have failed to boot up, after applying these Meltdown and Spectre patches.

Originally posted @ 2018-01-10

 

These Windows 10 Updates Are Bricking AMD PCs!

Following reports of users unable to boot up their AMD PCs after applying Windows 10 updates, Microsoft has identified the following security patches and updates from 3-9 January 2018 as the culprits :

January 3, 2018—KB4056897 (Security-only update)
January 9, 2018—KB4056894 (Monthly Rollup)
January 3, 2018—KB4056888 (OS Build 10586.1356)
January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192)
January 3, 2018—KB4056891 (OS Build 15063.850)
January 3, 2018—KB4056890 (OS Build 14393.2007)
January 3, 2018—KB4056898 (Security-only update)
January 3, 2018—KB4056893 (OS Build 10240.17735)
January 9, 2018—KB4056895 (Monthly Rollup)

In the affected AMD systems, the Windows logo will appear after the PC reboots to complete the upgrade process. However, it won’t complete the boot process.

 

What AMD CPUs Are Affected? Updated!

Neither Microsoft nor AMD have revealed what AMD CPUs are affected but based on user reports, here is a list of affected AMD CPUs.

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • AMD FX-8350
  • AMD A10-7800
  • AMD FX-6350
  • AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition 1090T
  • AMD Opteron 180
  • AMD Athlon X2 5050e
  • AMD Athlon X2 4850e
  • AMD Athlon X2 4450B
  • AMD Athlon X2 L310
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 3200+
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-62
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-60
  • AMD Athlon 64 1640B
  • AMD Sempron 3200+
  • AMD Turion Neo X2 L625
  • AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
  • AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
  • AMD Turion X2 RM-72
  • AMD Turion X2 RM-70

There has been at least one case each involving the newer Ryzen 7 and Threadripper processors, but these are outliers. So far, this issue affects mostly older AMD Athlon processors. However, there

Needless to say, the list above is NOT EXHAUSTIVE. We will update the list, as and when, people report them.

On 11 January 2018, AMD stated that the problem affected AMD Opteron, Athlon and Turion X2 Ultra processors.

 

How Did This Happen?

Microsoft is blaming documentation from AMD, stating that some AMD chipsets do not conform to the documentation previously provided to Microsoft to develop the Windows operating system mitigations to protect against the chipset vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown.

Technically, Meltdown and Spectre are CPU, not chipset, vulnerabilities. So Microsoft was probably referring to CPU documentation provided by AMD.

 

What Is Being Done?

Because Windows 10 forcibly installs updates, Microsoft has temporarily stopped pushing those Windows 10 updates to the affected AMD processors. They’re now working with AMD to correct the problem with those patches.

According to AMD, the new patches will be issued sometime in the week of 15-21 January 2018. At the time of this update (16 January 2018), the new patches have not been released.

 

Microsoft’s Confusing Statement New!

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Microsoft invited some confusion when they stated on 11 January 2018 that “Microsoft has resumed updating the majority of AMD devices with the Windows operating system security update to help protect against the chipset vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown.

As far as we can tell – they only resumed Windows 10 updates for the AMD CPUs that are NOT affected by this problem. They merely identified the affected subset of AMD CPUs, and only blocked updates to them – “A small subset of older AMD processors remain blocked to avoid users getting into an unbootable state after installation of recent Windows operating system security updates.

 

Should You Install Windows 10 Updates? New!

As Microsoft claims to have accurately determined which subset of AMD CPUs are affected, it is theoretically safe to continue installing Windows 10 updates. Windows 10 should be able to identify your CPU and block the updates if it’s one of the affected models.

That said, there is still NO RISK of a Meltdown or Spectre attack. For all of the hype and panic, there are no know exploits of the speculative execution bug in the wild. The Meltdown and Spectre exploits also require physical access to the system.

So we still think it is better to be safe than sorry and HOLD OFF your Windows 10 updates, if you have an OLDER AMD CPU, until Microsoft releases the proper patches in the next few days.

 

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The 15 New AMD Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers Revealed

The new AMD Ryzen 7 processors hit the stores on March 2, 2017, when pre-orders were opened for the Ryzen 7 1800X (Lowest Price), the Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700 processors. But what about the Ryzen 7 CPU coolers? The Ryzen 7 1700 comes with a free AMD Wraith Spire LED cooler, but the two higher-performance models do not come with any CPU cooler.

The AMD Ryzen 7 processors still use the same AM4 socket, but the mount holes are placed further out. This may mean your existing AM4 cooler may not mount properly on the new Ryzen 7 motherboards. So let’s check out what AMD’s CPU cooler partners have in store to pair with the AMD Ryzen 7 processors!

Updated @ 2017-08-08 : Added more links. Made other minor improvements.

Originally posted @ 2017-05-01

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The New AMD Wraith Coolers (3 Models)
AMD Wraith Stealth (Lowest Price)
AMD Wraith Spire (Lowest Price)
AMD Wraith Max (Lowest Price)

The Be Quiet! Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers Part 1/2 (4 Models)
– Be Quiet! Pure Rock (Lowest Price)
– Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim (Lowest Price)
– Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 (Lowest Price)
– Be Quiet! Shadow Rock 2 (Lowest Price)

The Be Quiet! Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers Part 2/2 (3 Models)
– Be Quiet! Silent Loop (120 mm) (Lowest Price)
– Be Quiet! Silent Loop (240 mm) (Lowest Price)
– Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 (Lowest Price)

The Swiftech Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers (3 Models)
– Swiftech H240 X2 (Lowest Price)
– Swiftech H320 X2 (Lowest Price)
– Swiftech H220 X2 (Lowest Price)

The Thermaltake Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers (2 Models)
– Thermaltake Contac Silent 12 (Lowest Price)
– Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro (Lowest Price)

 

The New AMD Wraith Coolers

Let’s start with the new line of AMD Wraith coolers, which AMD has designed for the Ryzen 7 processors. They are all quieter than the original AMD Wraith cooler (39 dBa), feature a new spring-screw clamping system and RGB LED lighting.

AMD Wraith Stealth

The AMD Wraith Stealth has a maximum noise level of 28 dBa.

AMD Wraith Spire

The AMD Wraith Spire has a maximum noise level of 32 dBa.

AMD Wraith Max

The AMD Wraith Max is the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 CPU cooler, with a maximum noise level of 38 dBa.

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The Be Quiet! Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers Part 1/2

Be Quiet! Pure Rock

This is the Be Quiet! Pure Rock cooler, with the following features :

  • 150 W cooling capacity
  • Low-noise 120 mm fan with 9 blades and PWM function (max. 25.4 dBA)
  • Four high-performance 8 mm heat pipes carry heat from the nickel-plated copper base plate to the cooling fins

Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim

This is the Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim cooler, with the following features :

  • 160 W cooling capacity
  • Low-noise 135 mm fan with 9 blades and rifle bearing (max. 23.7 dBA)
  • Four high-performance 6 mm heat pipes carry heat from the nickel-plated copper base plate to the cooling fins
  • Supports additional 120 mm fan

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Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3

This is the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 cooler, with the following features :

  • 190 W cooling capacity
  • Low-noise 135 mm SilentWings PWM fan with 6-pole motor and fluid dynamic bearing (max. 21.1 dBA)
  • Six high-performance copper-lined heat pipes carry heat from the nickel-plated copper base plate to the cooling fins
  • Supports additional 120 mm fan

Be Quiet! Shadow Rock 2

This is the Be Quiet! Shadow Rock 2 cooler, with the following features :

  • 180 W cooling capacity
  • Low-noise 120 mm PWM fan with 9 blades (max. 25.4 dBA)
  • Four high-performance 8 mm heat pipes carry heat from the nickel-plated copper base plate to the cooling fins

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The Be Quiet! Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers Part 2/2

Be Quiet! Silent Loop (120 mm)

This is the Be Quiet! Silent Loop (120 mm) watercooler, with the following features :

  • 270 W cooling capacity
  • One 120 mm Pure Wings 2 PWM fan with 9 blades and rifle bearing
  • Full copper radiator with decoupled reverse-flow pump, and nickel-plated coldplate.

Be Quiet! Silent Loop (240 mm)

This is the Be Quiet! Silent Loop (240 mm) watercooler, with the following features :

  • 350 W cooling capacity
  • Two 120 mm Pure Wings 2 PWM fan with 9 blades and rifle bearing
  • Full copper radiator with decoupled reverse-flow pump, and nickel-plated coldplate.

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Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

This is the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 cooler, with the following features :

  • 250 W cooling capacity
  • Two SilentWings PWM fans (front : 12o mm, inner : 135 mm) with 6-pole motor (max. 26.1 dBA)
  • Seven high-performance copper-lined heat pipes carry heat from the nickel-plated copper base plate to the cooling fins
  • Supports additional 120 mm fan

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The Swiftech Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers

Swiftech H240 X2

This is the Swiftech H240 X2 watercooler, with the following features :

  • Apogee XL2 waterblock with chrome-plated copper base plate and clear acrylic housing.
  • Two 140 mm Helix PWM fans (max. 28.8 dBA) with airflow of 35-90 CFM each.
  • Maintenance-free Mayhem ultra-clear tubing with red, blue and green Mayhem colour dyes.

Swiftech H320 X2

This is the Swiftech H320 X2 watercooler, with the following features :

  • Apogee XL2 waterblock with chrome-plated copper base plate and clear acrylic housing.
  • Three 120 mm Helix PWM fans (max. 33 dBA) with airflow of 24-55 CFM each.
  • Maintenance-free Mayhem ultra-clear tubing with red, blue and green Mayhem colour dyes.

Swiftech H220 X2

This is the Swiftech H220 X2 watercooler, with the following features :

  • Apogee XL2 waterblock with chrome-plated copper base plate and clear acrylic housing.
  • Two 120 mm Helix PWM fans (max. 33 dBA) with airflow of 24-55 CFM each.
  • Maintenance-free Mayhem ultra-clear tubing with red, blue and green Mayhem colour dyes.

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The Thermaltake Ryzen 7 CPU Coolers

Thermaltake Contac Silent 12

This is the Thermaltake Contac Silent 12 cooler, with the following features :

  • 150 W cooling capacity
  • 120 mm PWM fan with hydraulic bearing (28.8 dBA, 74.33 CFM).
  • Four 6 mm copper-lined heatpipes with aluminium fins

Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro

This is the Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro cooler, with the following features :

  • 170 W cooling capacity
  • 120 mm PWM fan with 11 blades, and hydraulic bearing (19 dBA, 53CFM).
  • Five 6 mm copper-lined heatpipes with aluminium fins

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The Complete AMD Ryzen 7 Tech Report Rev. 2.0

You read our AMD Ryzen Tech Briefing, and saw how it matched and even beat the performance of the Intel Core i7-6900K processor, with lower power consumption! Well, the AMD Ryzen is here, and the first AMD Ryzen family will be known as AMD Ryzen 7.

In this article, we will look at the key specifications, performance and value proposition of the new AMD Ryzen 7 processors – the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700.

Originally Posted @ 2017-02-23

Updated @ 2017-05-06 : Added a new “The Balance Of Power Has Shifted” section, and updated other sections of the article.

 

Introducing The AMD Ryzen 7

It has been a long journey for AMD. As Dr. Lisa Su shared at the 2016 AMD Tech Summit, they spent 4 years and over two million engineering hours on the AMD Zen program. When they started AMD Zen with a clean slate, they set an ambitious goal of achieving 40% more instructions per clock over the previous generation Excavator core.

With AMD Ryzen, they not only achieved that goal, they actually beat it by a significant percentage. Instead of a 40% performance advantage over Excavator, the final AMD Zen silicon delivered more than 52% more instructions per clock.

If you read our AMD Ryzen Tech Briefing, you already know why AMD chose the name Ryzen, and that it is an 8-core, 16 thread processor. But now, the final AMD Ryzen silicon is revealed, together with the first Ryzen family of processors – the AMD Ryzen 7.

The new AMD Ryzen 7 family of processors consists of three models – the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700. Let’s take a closer look at the three AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs.

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The Ryzen 7 1800X Processor

At the 2016 AMD Tech Summit, AMD showed off an AMD Ryzen running at 3.4 GHz without boost, and promised that the final AMD Ryzen CPU would do better than that. They delivered on that with the Ryzen 7 1800X. This top-of-the-line 95W Ryzen CPU boasts a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz, with a boost clock of 4.0 GHz.

In the Cinebench R15 benchmark, the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X actually beat the Intel Core i7-6900K by 9% in the multi-threaded test. This dovetails with the recent AMD Ryzen performance demo. This may not seem like much, but we should point out that the same AMD Ryzen demo showed that the 3.4 GHz Ryzen consumed less power than the Core i7-6900K.

But we think the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X‘s main advantage is its value proposition. It now offers the same performance of the Intel Core i7-6900K processor at less than half the price!

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The Ryzen 7 1700X Processor

Right below the Ryzen 7 1800X is the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X. This is a 95 W processor with a 3.4 GHz base clock, and a 3.8 GHz boost clock. According to AMD’s tests, it is just a tad slower than the Intel Core i7-6900K, and 39% faster than the Intel Core i7-6800K.

The performance pwnage is not surprising since the Intel Core i7-6800K is a quad-core processor, while the Ryzen 7 1700X is an octa-core processor. So what the Ryzen 7 1700X offers you is twice the number of cores and threads with a large boost in performance for slightly less than what you pay for an Intel Core i7-6800K processor.

That is a really enticing value proposition!

 

The Balance Of Power Has Shifted With The Ryzen 7 1700X New!

AMD compared the performance of the Ryzen 7 1700X to the Intel Core i7-7700K in various PC usage scenarios, including 4K gaming, game streaming, content creation and video encoding. Here were their key findings :

  • Compared to the Ryzen 7 1700X, the Core i7-7700K achieved 67% the video encoding performance in Handbrake and 82% the performance in Adobe Premiere CC.
  • In simultaneous game streaming via OBS, the Ryzen 7 1700X dropped less than 1% of frames, while the Core i7-7700K dropped 18% of frames.
  • Compared to the Ryzen 7 1700X, the Core i7-7700K achieved 65% the performance in POVRay, 69% the performance in Blender, and 63% the performance in Cinebench, for an average content creation performance of 66% relative to the Ryzen 7 1700X.

They even created this radar chart (also known as a spider chart) of their findings.

 

The Ryzen 7 1700 Processor

If you want even better power efficiency, the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 might be the answer. With a TDP of only 65 W, the Ryzen 7 1700 is an octa-core processor with a base clock of 3.0 GHz, and a boost clock of 3.7 GHz. According to AMD, the Ryzen 7 1700 is 46% faster than the new Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake processor!

Again, the performance pwnage is due to the fact the Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake processor is a quad-core processor, while the Ryzen 7 1700 is an octa-core processor. So you get twice as many cores and threads, with a large boost in performance, for a slightly lower price. Not bad at all.

Okay, that was arguably the understatement of the year, especially since it comes with a free Wraith Spire LED cooler! 😀

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Market Adoption

One of the worries about the success of the AMD Ryzen is support from motherboard manufacturers. AMD has declared that there will be over 82 motherboard options when the AMD Ryzen 7 series hits the market. We will show you the current AMD motherboards that are already available for pre-order with the AMD Ryzen 7 processors in an upcoming article.

Right now, you can pre-order AMD Ryzen desktops from 19 smaller PC builders and 185 retailers and boutique OEMs. AMD expects another 200 expected to offer similar desktops in Q1, 2017. The major brands though will only start offering AMD Ryzen desktops later in the first half of this year.

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Prices & Availability

The AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs will hit the retail shelves on March 2, 2017. As you saw earlier, the Ryzen 7 1800X will be priced at US$ 499, while the Ryzen 7 1700X will cost US$ 399 and the Ryzen 7 1700 priced at US$ 329. For worldwide pricing, please take a look at our article – The AMD Ryzen 7 Prices & Availability Revealed!

However, you can now pre-order your AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and systems from 185 retailers, online stores and boutique OEMs right now! Here are direct links to the AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and bundles on sale at Amazon :

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Other AMD Ryzen Articles

Don’t forget to also read our other AMD Ryzen-related articles :

 

The Complete AMD Ryzen 7 Presentation Slides

For those of you who want to peruse Dr. Lisa Su’s full presentation slides for the AMD Ryzen 7 processors, here they are :

 

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The AMD Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 3 Availability

AMD Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 3 Availability

Sunnyvale, California — Starting March 2, 2017, there are three 8-core Ryzen 7 models available. Beginning in Q2 AMD expects to launch 6- and 4-core Ryzen 5 processors followed later this year by Ryzen 3, which is designed to bring more performance to mainstream applications. All Ryzen processors support the new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs available from top ODMs.

“Ryzen processors incorporate intelligent, performance-boosting technology that provides PC gamers, prosumers, and enthusiasts with incredible responsiveness, outstanding performance, and more immersive experiences, all in an extremely efficient package,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “In the near future we will bring to market additional lines of Ryzen processors, scaling from Ryzen 7 in the enthusiast segment, through high performance users with Ryzen 5, and then mainstream users with Ryzen 3. This CPU portfolio represents disruptive price-to-performance and compelling top-to-bottom features like unlocked CPU multipliers and AMD SenseMI Technology.”

Alongside Ryzen 7 processors, AMD also announced the product specifications for two Ryzen 5 processors, and demonstrated the flagship Ryzen 5 1600X beating the flagship Intel Core i5 7600K by more than 60% in multi-threaded CPU testing.

In addition to being available to DIY builders and boutique PC vendors, in the coming months consumers will also be able to purchase Ryzen-based systems from top PC vendors.

“As the eSports and virtual reality markets continue to grow, Dell is committed to offering cutting-edge technology to enable the best gaming and immersive experiences. We are excited to bring AMD’s new high-performance Ryzen processor to select desktop and All-in-One products in the coming months,” said Ray Wah, SVP, Consumer Product Group, Dell.

“Experiences like gaming, eSports, and virtual reality push the performance limits of devices,” said Mike Nash, chief technologist, vice president of customer experience and portfolio strategy, HP Inc. “We believe there are a set of customers who will benefit from the new AMD technology and HP is excited to offer those customers devices powered by Ryzen.”

“Lenovo is always exploring and creating new solutions to bring our customers innovative PCs that provide the most immersive computing experiences,” said Johnson Jia, senior vice president, Lenovo’s PCs and Smart Device Business Group. “We’re excited to take our partnership to the next level with the revolutionary new Ryzen processor.”

 

Multiplier Unlocked

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During an event in front of global press, industry analysts, and partners last week, Ryzen CPUs were put through their paces and have already broken world records.

ASUS overclocking expert Jon “Elmor” Sandstrom, veteran overclocker Petri “SF3D” Korhonen and the AMD Ryzen OC team managed to push the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU to over 5.35GHz with record breaking performance in the 8-core CPU category. The liquid nitrogen-cooled Ryzen CPU completed the industry standard Cinebench R15 and R11.5 tests with scores of 2454 and 27.40.

The freely available Ryzen Master Software utility gives broad control of CPU settings allowing users to squeeze every drop of performance from their CPU. AMD Ryzen processors are available starting today at select etailers.

 

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How To Decode The AMD Ryzen Model Numbers

When AMD finally launched the first Ryzen processors, they called them the Ryzen 7 processors. But why did AMD call them Ryzen 7? Will there be Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 processors as well? You might be wondering too if the other numbers and letters in the Ryzen model numbers have any particular meaning.

In this article, we will not only teach you how to decode the AMD Ryzen model numbers, we will also reveal what other models are most likely coming out of the AMD factories. Let’s go!

 

Will There Be Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 3 Processors?

Now, it seems pretty obvious by now that AMD is latching onto the same naming convention that Intel and even BMW uses. But AMD has remained coy… until now.

We can now confirm that AMD is using the number 7 to refer to their top-of-the-line, enthusiast-class processors, equivalent to the Intel Core i7. Like the Intel Core i5, the number 5 for high-performance, mid-range parts; with the number 3 reserved for mainstream models, equivalent to the Intel Core i3.

So yes, there will be AMD Ryzen 5 and AMD Ryzen 3 processors coming out! In fact, we have some preliminary (unconfirmed) details here :

Processor Cores Threads Base Clock Boost Clock L2 Cache L3 Cache TDP
Ryzen 5 1600X 6 12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 16 MB 95 W
Ryzen 5 1500 6 12 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz 3 MB 16 MB 65 W
Ryzen 5 1400X 4 8 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz 2 MB 8 MB 65 W
Ryzen 5 1300 4 8 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz 2 MB 8 MB 65 W
Ryzen 3 1200X 4 4 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz 2 MB 8 MB 65 W
Ryzen 3 1100 4 4 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz 2 MB 8 MB 65 W

 

Decoding The AMD Ryzen Model Numbers

This is the official AMD Ryzen model number decoder. As we mentioned before, the number right after the Ryzen name denotes the market segment. This is followed by four numbers and a power suffix. Check it out!

Let’s take the 3 current models for example – the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700.

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  1. They are the first-generation Ryzen processors, so their model numbers start with 1.
  2. They are also enthusiast-class parts, so their second number is either 8 or 7.
  3. The next two numbers give AMD the flexibility to introduce additional “filler” models at a later date.
  4. The Ryzen 7 1800X and Ryzen 7 1700X has an X Power Suffix. This means it is a high-performance part that supports XFR (eXtended Frequency Range). The Ryzen 7 1700, on the other hand, does not support XFR.

Now, armed with this AMD Ryzen model number decoder, you can easily decode any current and future AMD Ryzen model numbers. Try out your new ability on the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models above!

 

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The 34 New AMD Ryzen 7 Motherboards Revealed

The new AMD Ryzen 7 processors will hit the stores on March 2, 2017, with pre-orders open on the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700 right now. But what about the motherboards? Let’s find out what AMD’s motherboard partners have in store to pair with the AMD Ryzen 7 processors!

 

More Than 82 Motherboard Models

AMD promised that there will be at least 82 different AMD AM4 motherboards for the AMD Ryzen 7 processors by launch day. They listed their five motherboard partners – ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, BIOSTAR and ASRock, but did not mention the actual motherboard models, or their chipsets.

Together with the AMD Ryzen 7 processors, AMD also launched the AMD X370 chipset. This is an enthusiast-class chipset designed for use with the Ryzen 7 processors. However, the Ryzen 7 will work with the AMD B350 and A320 chipsets that were introduced with the earlier AMD 7th Generation APUs (Bristol Ridge) processors. If you have an existing AMD B350 or A320 motherboard, they just require a BIOS update to support the AMD Ryzen 7 processors.

 

The 34 AMD Ryzen 7 Motherboard Models Currently Available

AMD did not reveal the whole slew of 82 AMD Ryzen 7 motherboards, but we have pictures and some details of the 34 motherboards that will support the AMD Ryzen 7 processors on launch day. Check them out :

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The ASRock Ryzen 7 Motherboards Part 1 / 2

ASRock X370 Taichi

This is the ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports DDR4 2667
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
  • NVIDIA Quad SLI, AMD Quad CrossFireX
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound 4 & DTS Connect
  • 10 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3), 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x4)
  • 2 USB 3.1 (1 Type-A, 1 Type-C), 10 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 6 Rear)
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • Intel 802.11ac+ BT 4.2

 

ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac

This is the ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports DDR4 2667
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
  • NVIDIA Quad SLI, AMD Quad CrossFireX
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
  • 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3), 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3)
  • 12 USB 3.0 (1 Type-C, 4 Front, 7 Rear)
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • Intel 802.11ac+ BT 4.2

 

Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4

This is the ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports DDR4 2667
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
  • NVIDIA Quad SLI, AMD Quad CrossFireX
  • Graphics Output : HDMI
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports Creative SoundBlaster Cinema3
  • 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3), 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3)
  • 2 USB 3.1 (1 Type-A, 1 Type-C), 10 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 5 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)
  • Intel Gigabit LAN

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ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming

This is the ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports DDR4 2667
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
  • NVIDIA Quad SLI, AMD Quad CrossFireX
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports Creative SoundBlaster Cinema3
  • 10 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3), 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x4)
  • 2 USB 3.1 (1 Type-A, 1 Type-C), 10 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 6 Rear)
  • AQUANTIA 5 Gigabit LAN, Intel Gigabit LAN
  • Intel 802.11ac+ BT 4.2

 

ASRock AB350M Pro4

This is the ASRock AB350M Pro4 motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports DDR4 2667
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 4 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4), 1 M.2 (SATA3)
  • 7 USB 3.0 (1 Type-C, 2 Front, 4 Rear)
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN

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The ASRock Ryzen 7 Motherboards Part 2 / 2

ASRock AB350M-HDV

This is the ASRock AB350M-HDV motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports DDR4 2667
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 4 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear)
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN

 

ASRock AB350M

This is the ASRock AB350M motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports DDR4 2667
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 4 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 8 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 6 Rear)
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN

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ASRock AB350 Pro4

This is the ASRock AB350 Pro4 motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports DDR4 2667
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
  • 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4), 1 M.2 (SATA3)
  • 8 USB 3.0 (1 Type-C, 2 Front, 5 Rear)
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN

 

ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4

This is the ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports DDR4 2667
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Supports Creative SoundBlaster Cinema3
  • 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4), 1 M.2 (SATA3)
  • 8 USB 3.0 (1 Type-A, 2 Front, 5 Rear)
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN

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The ASUS Ryzen 7 Motherboards

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero

This is the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard, with the following features :

  • ROG Water Cooling Zone, Aura Sync RGB LED
  • Supports DDR4 2666 (4 DIMMs)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD CrossFireX
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key
  • ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220
  • 8 x SATA3 ports
  • 2 USB 3.1 ports (1 Type A, 1 Type C), 10 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 8 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear)
  • Intel i211-AT Gigabit LAN

 

ASUS PRIME B350M-A

This is the ASUS PRIME B350M-A motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2666 (4 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • 6 x SATA3 ports
  • 2 USB 3.1 ports, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 4 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 0 Rear)
  • Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN

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ASUS PRIME X370-PRO

This is the ASUS PRIME X370-PRO motherboard, with the following features :

  • ASUS Aura Sync
  • Supports DDR4 2666 (4 DIMMs)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI, AMD CrossFireX
  • Graphics Output : HDMI 1.4b, DisplayPort
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key
  • Realtek ALCS1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • 8 x SATA3 ports
  • 3 USB 3.1 ports, 8 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 6 Rear), 4 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 0 Rear)
  • Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN

 

ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS

This is the ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2666 (4 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x 1, 2 x PCI
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
  • 1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • 6 x SATA3 ports
  • 2 USB 3.1 ports, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN

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The BIOSTAR Ryzen 7 Motherboards

BIOSTAR B350ET2 (Ver. 6.x)

This is the BIOSTAR B350ET2 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (2 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : DVI-D
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 8 x SATA3 ports
  • 4 USB 3.1 ports (Gen 1), 4 USB 2.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear), 2 USB 2.0 (power only)

 

BIOSTAR RACING B350GT5 (Ver. 5.x)

This is the BIOSTAR RACING B350GT5 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 x PCI
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 4 x SATA3 ports, 1 x M.2 socket (M key)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen. 2 (1 x Type A, 1 x Type C), 5 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 Front, 4 Rear), 2 USB 2.0 (2 Front, 0 Rear)
  • Realtek RTL8118AS Gigabit LAN controller

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BIOSTAR RACING X370GT5 (Ver. 5.x)

This is the BIOSTAR RACING X370GT5 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 x PCI
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D
  • Realtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio
  • 6 x SATA3 ports, 1 x M.2 socket (M key)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen. 2 (1 x Type A, 1 x Type C), 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 2 USB 2.0 (2 Front, 0 Rear)
  • Realtek RTL8118AS Gigabit LAN controller

 

BIOSTAR RACING B350GT3 (Ver. 6.x)

This is the BIOSTAR RACING B350GT5 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 x PCI
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 4 x SATA3 ports, 1 x M.2 socket (M key)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen. 2, 5 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 Front, 4 Rear), 2 USB 2.0 (2 Front, 0 Rear)
  • Realtek RTL8118AS Gigabit LAN controller

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The GIGABYTE Ryzen 7 Motherboards Part 1 / 2

GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-HD3

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-HD3 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (2 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 6 x SATA3 ports, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)

 

GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-DS2

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-DS2 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (2 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 4 x SATA3 ports
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)

 

GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming K7

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming K7 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI
  • 2 x Realtek ALC1220 codecs, support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
  • 8 x SATA3 ports, 2 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (1 x Type C, 2 x Type A), 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x Intel Gigabit LAN, 1 x Rivet Killer E2500 LAN controller

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GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI
  • 2 x Realtek ALC1220 codecs, support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
  • 8 x SATA3 ports, 2 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (1 x Type C, 2 x Type A), 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x Intel Gigabit LAN, 1 x Rivet Killer E2500 LAN controller

 

GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming K5

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming K5 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI
  • 2 x Realtek ALC1220 codecs, support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
  • 8 x SATA3 ports, 2 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (1 x Type C, 2 x Type A), 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x Intel Gigabit LAN, 1 x Rivet Killer E2500 LAN controller

 

GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming K3

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming K3 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI
  • 2 x Realtek ALC1220 codecs, support for Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
  • 8 x SATA3 ports, 2 x SATA Express, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (1 x Type C, 2 x Type A), 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x Intel Gigabit LAN, 1 x Rivet Killer E2500 LAN controller

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The GIGABYTE Ryzen 7 Motherboards Part 2 / 2

GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-D3H

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-D3H motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 PCI
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 6 x SATA3 ports
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)

 

GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-Gaming 3

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 6 x SATA3 ports, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN

 

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GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming 3

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming 3 motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 4 x SATA3 ports, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN

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GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming

This is the GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 4 x SATA3 ports, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN

 

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The MSI Ryzen 7 Motherboards

MSI B350 Tomahawk

This is the MSI B350 Tomahawk motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 PCI
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
  • Realtek ALC892 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 4 x SATA3 ports, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 8 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller

 

MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium

This is the MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Realtek ALC1220 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 6 x SATA3 ports, 2 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (1 x Type A, 2 x Type C), 8 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (4 Front, 4 Rear), 7 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 3 Rear)
  • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN controller

 

MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon

This is the MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard, with the following features :

  • Supports DDR4 2667 (4 DIMMs)
  • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Graphics Output : HDMI, DVI-D
  • Realtek ALC1220 8-Channel HD Audio
  • 6 x SATA3 ports, 2 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (1 x Type A, 1 x Type C), 8 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (4 Front, 4 Rear), 6 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 2 Rear)
  • Intel I211AT Gigabit LAN controller

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The Worldwide AMD Ryzen 7 Price & Availability!

Your long wait is over. The AMD Ryzen is here! AMD has formally announced that the first AMD Ryzen family will be known as AMD Ryzen 7. In this article, we will reveal the AMD Ryzen 7 price list, clock speeds and availability.

For starters, there will be three AMD Ryzen 7 processors – the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700.

The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a core speed of 3.6 GHz, and a boost speed of 4.0 GHz. It has a TDP of 95 W.

The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a core speed of 3.4 GHz, and a boost speed of 3.8 GHz. It has a TDP of 95 W.

The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a core speed of 3.0 GHz, and a boost speed of 3.7 GHz. It has a TDP of 95 W, and comes with a free Wraith Spire LED cooler.

AMD Ryzen 7 retail boxes – without fan (left), with fan (right)

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The Worldwide AMD Ryzen 7 Price List

Here is a selection of the official worldwide AMD Ryzen 7 price list.

Countries AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 1700
United States USD 499 USD 399 USD 329
Australia AUD 699 AUD 569 AUD 469
New Zealand NZD 799 NZD 639 NZD 529
India Rs 37,999 Rs 29,499 Rs 24,499
Indonesia Rp 6,900,000 Rp 5,200,000 Rp 4,400,000
Japan ‎¥ 59,800 ‎¥ 46,800 ‎¥ 38,800
Korea ₩ 639,000 ₩ 499,000 ₩ 419,000
Malaysia RM 2,599 RM 1,899 RM 1,599
Philippines PHP 27,000 PHP 21,000 PHP 17,500
Singapore SGD 818 SGD 599 SGD 499
Thailand ฿ 18,900 ฿ 14,900 ฿ 12,900
Vietnam 15,000,000 ₫ 10,300,000 ₫ 8,500,000 ₫

 

The AMD Ryzen 7 Availability

The AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs will hit the retail shelves on March 2, 2017.

However, you can now pre-order your AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and systems from 185 retailers, online stores and boutique OEMs right now! Here are direct links to the AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and bundles on sale at Amazon :

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