- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (8C/16T @ 4GHz) processor
- GIGABYTE/AORUS AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard
- Noctua NH-U12S SD-AM4 cooler (120mm fan)
- 16GB kit of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 RAM
I think the review kit is awesome, with a few notes: I want one... really bad. Second, the inclusion of VENGEANCE memory is a nice stab at Intel... nice work there, AMD.
AMD's new Ryzen processors are official, with the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X filling the headlines with its $499 price, 16-threaded CPU power that rivals Intel's HEDT range at $1000+. But the fight isn't just at the top, it'll be in the mid-range market where AMD is offering high-end performance at a fraction of the cost of its competitor.
The new Ryzen 7 1700 processor is an 8-core/16-threaded CPU with 3.0/3.7GHz frequencies on Base and Boost, respectively - with 20MB of L2+L3 cache, and AMD's impressive SenseMI technology inside of the Zen architecture.
Pricing on the Ryzen 7 1700, 1700X, and 1800X is ridiculously good.
We heard about the price of the Ryzen 7 1800X quite a while ago, where we reported the very early rumors of the $499 pricing - and I still remember AMD asking me "do I really think my report on $499 pricing is correct" - and I always backed it up.
Now we're here at the launch of Ryzen, with a 52% improvement in IPC performance - led by the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X. AMD's new Ryzen 7 1800X has 8C/16T of CPU performance with Base and Boost clocks of 3.6GHz and 4GHz, respectively.
We have their SenseMI technology, something we've gone into detail with - with AMD using a smarter CPU architecture that is actually smarter. It adaptively controls your CPU for lower power consumption, but will ramp right up with Precision Boost - overclocking your Ryzen processor in 25MHz increments (100MHz with Intel) on-the-fly.
AMD has just made its Ryzen CPU family official, with an event in San Francisco detailing the new Ryzen processors with the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X.
We now know the IPC improvements AMD were able to make over the previous Excavator core, with a huge 52% increase.
With the massive 52% boost in IPC performance, it allows AMD to sell the Ryzen 7 1800X processor for $499 - offering 8C/16T of CPU grunt at 4GHz Boost clocks and SenseMI technology - a CPU that beats Intel's Core i7-6900K - a chip that costs over $1000.
AMD Introduces Ryzen CPUs
Yesterday, AMD's CEO, Lisa Su, welcomed a room full of industry partners, analysts, and press with open arms and a cheerful attitude to officially introduce AMD's top three Ryzen SKUs. I was in attendance, and I will go over their slides and demos that I can share publically today.
Xiaomi has confirmed on the Chinese social media website Weibo that they would launch their own 'Pinecone' processor on February 28th in Beijing.
The company earlier announced that they wouldn't be present at this year's MWC in Barcelona cause "they have nothing to show," but they chose a date for the official Pinecone launch exactly during MWC.
The company hasn't provided any additional info, but it was previously speculated that we could see this chip in Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 5c.
AMD is ready to ride the massive Ryzen wave, with a new photo emerging of hundreds of Ryzen processors piled on top of it each other.
As you can see, this image is NFSW - so I apologize for getting you all worked up over AMD processors. But seriously, this is such a great tease on the eve of the Ryzen launch.
Samsung's flagships last year, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, were powered by either Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, or Samsung's Exynos 8 Octa processor, depending on the market.
Ever since the rumors about the Galaxy S8 and S8+ started floating around, we have been hearing about the Snapdragon 835, which the devices will feature. However, it is highly possible that some markets will receive phones powered by an Exynos 9 processor, which is yet to be announced.
According to a tease from the Korean company, they will announce their latest chipset soon, so it is very likely that it will power the Galaxy S8 and S8+, at least in certain markets.
AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs are going to shake up the entire market, but another exciting aspect is the motherboards that will be released - and while we've already been teased by the GIGABYTE, ASUS and even ASRock - now we're being greeted by the X370 Gaming Pro Carbon from MSI.
MSI's upcoming X370 Gaming Pro Carbon is a slick looking board with distinct PCIe ports for your graphics cards, Mystic Light RGBs, 4 x DDR4 DIMM slots, 2 x M.2 slots, HDMI, DVI, USB 3.0 and USB-C connectivity, it looks like one of the best Ryzen motherboards so far.