Thursday, February 9th 2017

US Prices of AMD Ryzen Processors Surface

AMD Ryzen processors, which are scheduled to hit the shelves later this month, could be priced competitively, and one can read into their performance looking at their prices (compared to Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 "Kaby Lake" series). US pricing of at least three top-tier 8-core Ryzen models surfaced on ShopBLT. The flagship AMD Ryzen R7-1800X, bearing PIB part number "YD180XBCAEWOF," is priced at USD $490.29. The Ryzen R7-1700X (YD170XBCAEWOF), on the other hand, goes for $381.72. It's interesting to note here that the part numbers end in "WOF," designating "without fan-heatsink."

Lastly, there's the Ryzen R7-1700 (YD1700BBAEBOX), with 65W TDP, which is priced at $316.59. Given that all three parts are priced above the Core i5-7600K, and two of these are significantly pricier than the Core i7-7700K, which goes for $330, one could read into the chips' possible performance numbers. Remember, AMD has been selling 8-core FX "Piledriver" chips consistently cheaper than Intel's quad-core LGA115x Core i7 parts, and that has been significantly changed with Ryzen.

Source: ShopBLT
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103 Comments on US Prices of AMD Ryzen Processors Surface

#1
Cheeseball
1800X at only around $500.00?

Where's my damn wallet? I need to burn it in my monitor.
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#3
IceScreamer
Good, now just want too see the prices down the ladder (and the performance to back them up).
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#5
Chaitanya
On paper atleast 1700 looks like a kickass cpu. $400> price and 65W tdp, no wonder intel is doing a kneejerk reaction to these. Also their hedt platforms wont have any upgrades until coffee lake and thats 3-4 years away.
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#6
bug
I've always said that if Zen compares favourably with Kaby Lake, it won't undercut its price.
Let's hope this prices are rooted din actual performance and not based solely on core count. Just a little more waiting, but waiting when the launch is just around the corner is the hardest part.
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#7
Joss
So, the ones without X are 65W and come with cooler, but... the 1800X and the 1700X, the only difference (that I can see) is a slightly lower clock, does that justify about $100 less ?
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
Unpopular opinion:
Seems reasonable and fair, but not groundbreaking.
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#9
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
What's not groundbreaking about a 8 core, 16 thread processor for $500 at 95w and 3.6 GHz base clock? If you want the same thing from Intel, prepare to hand over four digits worth of cash, 45 more watts of power, and several hundred fewer megahertz. Intel is rightly concerned about Ryzen. Global Foundries has caught up to Intel's fabs, AMD has an excellent CPU and GPU architecture, and they have a stock cooling solution that isn't shit. Over the past decade, Intel has done everything it can to make consumer processors cost less to make and put out about the same amount of performance for the price. This includes making the wafer thinner (caused problems with Skylake aftermark HSFs), to using fantastically shitty thermal material between the chip and the IHS (they practically admitted it was shit by announcing it won't be shit on i7-7740K), and now they cut their ties with NVIDIA because the licensing deal ended and are crawling to AMD to get GPUs (recent news). All combined, AMD is looking fantastic right now and Intel looks like they're flying on a wing and a prayer. This has happened before when AMD launched K5.

The only thing Intel has going for it is production capabilities, mindshare, and cash.
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#10
Melvis
Doesnt correspond with the Euro prices, and I believe the Euro prices more then this one.

The price is exactly where I thought it would be.
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#11
Basard
Melvis said:
The price is exactly where I thought it would be.
Same here. I'm guessing single-threaded runs about 5-8% slower than Intel, per clock. Making up for it with cores.
Good, because I didn't wanna pay $900 for a 16-thread chip.
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#12
hojnikb
Melvis said:
Doesnt correspond with the Euro prices, and I believe the Euro prices more then this one.

The price is exactly where I thought it would be.
You're forgetting VAT. US prices are without VAT, because US has sales tax.
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#13
hardcore_gamer
Does R7 1700 have 16 threads and 20MB cache ? If so, why would anybody spend more money on the 1800 parts, since all Ryzen processors are overclockable ?
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#14
buggalugs
hardcore_gamer said:
Does R7 1700 have 16 threads and 20MB cache ? If so, why would anybody spend more money on the 1800 parts, since all Ryzen processors are overclockable ?
Good question, there has to be a reason, maybe the 1800X are binned or better overclockers.

Im seriously considering one of these. Intel has been pissing me off lately.
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#15
ensabrenoir
....thats one shoe.......Performance will be the other. Gotta admit Amd knows how to keep a secret and their marketing is second to none at creating hype.
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#16
Evo85
Need 6 core pricing! :banghead:
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#17
bug
FordGT90Concept said:
What's not groundbreaking about a 8 core, 16 thread processor for $500 at 95w and 3.6 GHz base clock?
If AMD has thought us anything, they thought us MHz isn't everything. Cores aren't everything either. So let's just wait a bit longer instead of jumping to conclusion, shall we?
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#18
ensabrenoir
.....There's been talk of Intel using amds graphics on their CPUs....So could the Zen bump be actually an Intel creation(hyper threading and all) in some close door deal between the two?
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#19
crsh1976
Shouldn't we compare these rumored Ryzen prices to Broadwell-E chips rather than Kaby Lake-S ones?
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#20
RejZoR
Melvis said:
Doesnt correspond with the Euro prices, and I believe the Euro prices more then this one.

The price is exactly where I thought it would be.
$ = € + 20-22% = EU prices

Do reverse for US prices when only European with VAT are available...
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#21
ViperXTR
the 1700 is pretty tempting for its price :O
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
champsilva said:
Hey, i have one more leak =P

https://www.lambda-tek.com/shop/?region=GB&searchString=Ryzen

All 8c/16t have 20MB Cache

I know AMD already released this information, but in this case confirms only 8/16 will have 20MB Cache

X models come without any cooler the other models has Wraith.
That's total cache (in AMD's definition L2+L3). 8x 512 KB L2 + 2x 8 MB L3 = 20 MB.
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#23
R0H1T
btarunr said:
That's total cache (in AMD's definition L2+L3). 8x 512 KB L2 + 2x 8 MB L3 = 20 MB.
Shouldn't 20MB be enough/good enough, assuming it isn't snail paced like in the case of Bulldozer or it's derivatives?
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#24
theoneandonlymrk
After checking out Hexus's version of this story they have the uk prices listed
1800X @4ghz 95 watt tdp without fan Hs 438 inc vat quids
1700 @ 3.7 65Watt Tdp with fan Hs Wraith 282 inc vat
1700X @ 3.8 95 Watt Tdp without fan Hs 339.90 inc vat quids


but please note where the X lies, X =95watt part none X is 65watt even the 8 core 16 thread 1700, interesting as there will clearly be a lower OC potential of none X parts due to the way TDP defines top clocks with no other barrier.

picture thanks to hexus.net

interestingly lamda tek have them for sale and in stock, id try but its not payday.
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#25
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
Call me crazy, but I don't see it being successful at those prices.. I can remember when AMD was on top and then Intel dropped NetBurst then released the C2D E6300 for $164 bucks, and it would overclock and pass the FX60 and FX62 and overclock to Intel's C2D Extreme chip. I think it was the x6800 (Not sure, I'm getting to old). Intel pretty much put the nail in the coffin with those prices and overclockability.. I was running all AMD at home until their prices were crazy high for a low end 2 core x64 cpu. AMD needs to come in under Intel to get a firm grip, and then raise prices (I can't believe I'm saying this out loud.. Raise prices.. lol).

If they don't then Intel will lower prices, and then they will be the clear winner for common PC users, that will stick to what they have always bought in the past. I don't know for sure, but we will see soon enough. I just hope it kicks ass. I want the 8c/16t cpu and I don't care who I get it from as long as the price is right... So, that means cheap.. lol
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