Pre-order listing shows AMD’s Ryzen desktop CPUs may roll out this month

Why it issues to you

AMD clients eagerly ready to get their palms on the corporate’s new Ryzen desktop processors will not have to attend lengthy if a current itemizing is right.

After a leaked lineup of 17 Ryzen processors appeared over the weekend, a delivery date has surfaced for AMD’s upcoming processor household for desktops: February 28. The date was found by way of AMD Shanghai’s Taobao distribution channel, permitting clients to pre-order the listed chip for $295. The itemizing doesn’t present a selected mannequin quantity, however does present a clock velocity of four.2GHz.

That quantity might be the chip’s turbo velocity. The supposed leaked launch lineup launched over the weekend seemingly solely referred to the bottom velocity ranges between all 17 chips. Nevertheless, the eight-core Ryzen processor pattern on show throughout January’s CES 2017 tech conference had a base velocity of three.6GHz and a turbo velocity of as much as three.9GHz, 200MHz greater than the pattern used throughout the New Horizon demo in December.

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In response to reviews, these new speeds have been achieved via F3 stepping. That primarily describes the revision degree of the chip, which means the Ryzen chip went by way of a couple of modifications on the lithographic degree to hit these improved speeds. Making modifications at that degree of the chip’s design signifies that AMD made enhancements to the design, squashed a couple of bugs, and so forth.

That stated, AMD reportedly wasn’t completed squeezing each ounce of efficiency from its Zen structure within the Ryzen processors. Throughout CES 2017, there have been talks of one other revision, aka F4 stepping, that was simply finalized, providing a turbo clock velocity of four.0GHz. That’s quicker than Intel’s $1,000 Core i7-6900K packing a lift velocity of as much as three.7GHz.

What’s fascinating is that the listed Ryzen processor lists a clock velocity of four.2GHz for less than $295. That might be the rumored R7 1800X mannequin we noticed on the prime of AMD’s leaked Ryzen roadmap that may compete with Intel’s Core i7-6900K eight-core chip. There doesn’t look like a seventh-era equal of the i7-6900K proper now, though that may possible change later this yr as soon as AMD’s Ryzen CPU household arrives.

Simply as a refresher, listed here are the i7-6900K specs to point out what AMD’s excessive-finish R7 1800X Ryzen processor will probably be competing with later this month:

Course of node: 14nm
Cores: eight
Threads: sixteen
Base clock velocity: three.2GHz
Turbo clock velocity: three.7GHz
Cache: 20MB
Max energy utilization: one hundred forty watts
Built-in graphics: No
Most supported reminiscence: 128GB
Supported reminiscence varieties: DDR4 (2,133MHz and a couple of,400MHz)

As seen within the leaked roadmap, AMD will supposedly supply 5 Ryzen R7 fashions with eight cores and sixteen threads clocked between three.0GHz and three.6GHz. The opposite 4 fashions embrace the R7 Professional 1800, the R7 1700X, the R7 1700, and the R7 Professional 1700. The Ryzen lineup additionally consists of eight R5 midrange models and 4 R3 entry-degree models.

It was initially believed that the Ryzen processors would lastly hit the market on March 2, 2017. We anticipate to listen to extra particulars concerning the official launch inside the subsequent week or two, so keep tuned.

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