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The Long Waited AMD Zen CPU – Countdown

January 3rd, 2017 No comments

It’s January 2017 and so many people are waiting for the new AMD CPU release. In matter of fact, I was configuring different low end (cheap) platforms to upgrade my current PC to. No GPU is included in those configs for giving a chance and personal choice to choose from between FreeSync and G-Sync monitor per person’s desire and appropriate GPU.

With what’s being promised by AMD and the new RYZEN CPU, I can wait few more weeks. Hopefully they keep their promise this time.

The new CPU is promised to deliver extreme performance and same TDP over previous AMD CPU releases. It’s said to be much faster than previous AMD CPUs, based on 8-Core 16-Threads chip. The new chip will be better in design than the Bulldozer based CPU.

According to some rumors the release of the new chip is being delayed, because the production of the new chipset is being delayed. Hopefully anything that delays the release is being resolved sooner, so we can all enjoy new AMD CPU, hardware, performance improvement and Intel price breaks.

I would really love to own new Ryzen based system.

I will update this article and my upgrade plans during Q3 2017.

2017-01-05 update: AMD announces X300 and X370 AM4 chipset motherboards for Ryzen processors
The “Zen” Core Architecture

2017-01-06 update: AMD ZEN 8-core Summit Ridge To Launch January 17th 2017 (Guru3D)
It seems that we might have an actual date for the new AMD ZEN release.

2017-01-09 update: AMD will not do paper launch. The new ZEN CPUs to arrive in January and lower segment in March 2017.
AMD claims that the ZEN architecture will have 4 years roadmap.

Zen SR7
Zen SR7
Zen SR5
Zen SR3
L2 Cache
 4MB 4MB 3MB 2MB
L3 Cache
 16MB  16MB 12MB 8MB
 8  8 6 4
 16  16 12 8
 95W  95W 65W 65W
Core Clock
 3.2GHz  3GHz TBA TBA
Turbo Clock
 3.5GHz  3.2GHz  TBA TBA
 $499  $349  $249 $149
 January  January March March

Please note that none of this information is official and it might change at any time without notice.

2017-02-23 update: AMD RYZEN pre-order available. Official sales launch March 2, 2017.
Now everyone can pre-order RYZEN CPUs. Find the list at AMDs communication press release here. For international pre-order visit this page.

2017-03-02 update: AMD RYZEN goes on SALE! 🙂


The best AMD Ryzen deals in March 2017

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 65W 8 Core 3.7GHz: This 8-core processor comes with a base clock of 3GHz and a turbo clock of 3.7GHz, as well as an unclocked multiplier for manual overlocking and AMD’s Wraith Spire cooler for only $329 from Amazon

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 65W 8-Core 3.7GHz: NewEgg isalso offering the very same Ryzen 7 1700 CPU deal for pre-order. It also comes with the Wraith Spire CPU cooler with red LEDs for the same $329 on NewEgg

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 95W 8-Core 3.8GHz: This ‘X’ version of the Ryzen 7 1700 comes with automatic XFR overclocking, which based on the CPU cooler you use, will automatically overclock the CPU so that you get the maximum performance out of it. This CPU is sold without a cooler, so you’ll need to make sure you buy one separately. It’s going for only $399 on NewEgg

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 95W 4.0GHz: AMD’s flagship Ryzen CPU, the Ryzen 7 1800X is an absolute beast, and has already broken overclocking world records. Best of all, the price is still pretty reasonable considering the pure power you are getting here. Get it for just $499 on Amazon

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