Tuesday, February 7th 2017

AMD's Ryzen CPUs Shipping Date Surfaces; Mark Your Calendars for February 28th

A Reddit user brought to the playing field the news that AMD's upcoming ZEN CPU's have surfaced in a "pre-order" form through AMD Shangai's official Taobao channel (though you should nevertheless take these with a measure of salt). Details on which CPU we are actually looking at here are still scarce, unfortunately, but the chip is listed at ¥1999.00 (roughly $295). While the chip's process is listed at the expected 14 nm, the base CPU frequency reads 4.2 GHz.

Looking at the supposed AMD Ryzen launch line-up, though, no model is listed at these clockspeeds. However, we should recall that AMD's Ryzen chip used on CES 2017 (an engineering sample) carried clockspeeds of 3.6 GHz base and 3.9 GHz boost, so it is certainly conceivable that newer, release steppings have bumped the frequencies to 3.9 GHz/4.2 GHz respectively (4.2 GHz base clock seems a little too much from what we've seen from the chip, but then again, we don't have any indication as to whether this is an 8-core, 16-thread or a 4-core, 8-thread part, so that should also be taken into account on our "theorycrafting"). We should now have a more firm launch window for Ryzen chips though: previous rumors have pegged the launch at March 2nd, but a February 28th launch window should now be considered to be correct. Can we just have these on our hands already?

Source: Reddit user eric98k
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37 Comments on AMD's Ryzen CPUs Shipping Date Surfaces; Mark Your Calendars for February 28th

#1
the54thvoid
3 weeks. You'd expect more performance leaks by now.
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#2
radrok
the54thvoid said:
3 weeks. You'd expect more performance leaks by now.
Can't wait!

My last AMD system was on a DFI LanParty board, oh memories...
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#3
Rowsol
Cue Michael Buffer. Excited to see some numbers!
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#4
Evo85
:banghead:

Can't......wait......much....longer..........
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#5
Slizzo
radrok said:
Can't wait!

My last AMD system was on a DFI LanParty board, oh memories...
Mine was similar vintage but was an EVGA nForce4 SLI x16 board with an Opteron 170 in it. Ah the days of overclocking that chip. Was kinda crazy.
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#6
Dbiggs9
Ready for my ryzen build to replace the 990x
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#7
xkm1948
Don't know about u guys Ill probably wait for RyZen 2 or 3 until they iron out most bugs and improve performance even more.

:roll:
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#8
xkm1948
And seriously @Raevenlord get yourself an avatar.

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#9
kruk
As long it's not February 29th ... :D
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#10
potatoriot
Stop hyping and verify your source. Its not the official AMD account, its a random retailer (a small one at that). I wouldn't trust that source at all.
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#11
looncraz
3.8/4.2 quad core with SMT was rumored at an AMD partner (I know a couple employees) a few weeks ago, but another rumor was that there was a top-end 4.0/4.4 GHz quad core special edition model... and yet someone else even claimed that 4.2/4.6GHz was being contemplated...

I gave none of these any credence at the time (lots of wishful thinking, methinks)... and I'm not so certain I can do so now... aside from the 3.8/4.2 model... which would still fit with this listing.
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#12
X828
290.52 according to google ... Not too bad if it's a high end model.
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#13
ADHDGAMING
whoa, if under 300$ is fa real .. just ... W..O..W
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#14
Evo85
potatoriot said:
Stop hyping and verify your source. Its not the official AMD account, its a random retailer (a small one at that). I wouldn't trust that source at all.
"though you should nevertheless take these with a measure of salt)"

You must have missed that part.
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#15
Jizzler
Raevenlord said:
(4.2 GHz base cock seems a little too much from what we've seen from the chip, but then again, we don't have any indication as to whether this is an 8-core, 16-thread or a 4-core, 8-thread part, so that should also be taken into account on our "theorycrafting").
Just start slow and work up to it.
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#16
Gargantua
"(4.2 GHz base cock seems a little too much from what we've seen from the chip, but then again, we don't have any indication as to whether this is an 8-core, 16-thread or a 4-core, 8-thread part, so that should also be taken into account on our "theorycrafting")"


4.2 GHz base whaat???
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#17
NdMk2o1o
Gargantua said:
"(4.2 GHz base cock seems a little too much from what we've seen from the chip, but then again, we don't have any indication as to whether this is an 8-core, 16-thread or a 4-core, 8-thread part, so that should also be taken into account on our "theorycrafting")"


4.2 GHz base whaat???
It starts at 4.2 and can boost up to 6-7 when you need the extra oomph ;)
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#18
Gargantua
NdMk2o1o said:
It starts at 4.2 and can boost up to 6-7 when you need the extra oomph ;)
And the performace will rise when temperature is cold enough I believe :p
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#19
springs113
Slizzo said:
Mine was similar vintage but was an EVGA nForce4 SLI x16 board with an Opteron 170 in it. Ah the days of overclocking that chip. Was kinda crazy.
Mine was also a dfi lanparty ultra 2 or something of that sort.
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#20
Chaitanya
radrok said:
Can't wait!

My last AMD system was on a DFI LanParty board, oh memories...
Mine was much later on with a bulldozer based build, which was later on upgraded to z87 and 4770k.
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#23
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
:eek::roll::toast::peace::rockout::respect::clap:
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#24
okidna
I'm excited and I'm ready to buy Ryzen + AM4 mobo (no RAM, I'll just pull 2x16 GB DDR4 from my Intel rig), but I just heard that Ryzen CPU's allocation for SEA region will be the second lowest (the lowest will be India) until April 2017, sooo bye bye MSRP :shadedshu::shadedshu:
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#25
Foobario
Who cares if it is out 2/28 or 3/5?

With the die size advantage of Ryzen (without iGPU) 44mm2 vs. Intel's 170mm2 + (with iGPU), AMD will clean Intel's clock should they decide they want to start a price war.

Right now Intel is scurrying to start producing dies without iGPUs in a desperate attempt to remain competitive.

Even with the crappy yields that AMD will have initially, they will still probably have cost parity with Intel, at least. By the end of April, when yields improve at GLOFO and Samsung, Intel will be at a cost disadvantage should they not dump millions into redesigning their wafers to produce dies without integrated graphics. Even then, their die size will be 10% bigger than Ryzen that will put them close to cost parity since AMD still has to pay a foundry markup.
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