Tuesday, April 16th 2019

AMD Readies 50th Anniversary Special Edition Ryzen 7 2700X

AMD is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a new commemorative special edition package of the Ryzen 7 2700X eight-core desktop processor. This package carries the PIB SKU number "YD270XBGAFA50." American online retailer ShopBLT had it listed for USD $340.95 before pulling the listing down and marking it "out of stock." The listing doesn't come with any pictures or details about the SKU, except mentioning that a Wraith Prism RGB CPU cooler is included (as it normally is for the 2700X PIB package).

Given that AMD hasn't changed the model number, we expect these processors to have the same specifications as regular Ryzen 7 2700X, but with some special packaging material, and perhaps some special laser engraving on the processor's IHS. AMD has used tin boxes in the past for its first FX-series processors, so the possibility of something similar cannot be ruled out. Since pricing of this SKU isn't significantly higher, we don't expect it to be of a higher bin (better overclockers) than regular 2700X chips. Based on the 12 nm "Pinnacle Ridge" silicon, the 2700X is an 8-core/16-thread processor derived from the "Zen+" architecture, with 3.70 GHz clock-speed, 4.30 GHz maximum Precision Boost, XFR, L2 cache of 512 KB per core, and 16 MB of shared L3 cache.
Source: Dayman58 (Twitter)
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43 Comments on AMD Readies 50th Anniversary Special Edition Ryzen 7 2700X

#1
kastriot
I am sure that it will better overclocker ;)
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#2
btarunr
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Here's hoping MSI doesn't force you to buy an X570 motherboard to run this thing.
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#3
kastriot
btarunr, post: 4031231, member: 43587"
Here's hoping MSI doesn't force you to buy an X570 motherboard to run this thing.
^^^^
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#4
HimymCZe
I was hoping for 10/20 - 12/24 Ryzen 3000 for 50th anniversary... :(
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#5
cucker tarlson
Same cpu for more money.this is indeed a "special" edition.
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#8
s3thra
Interesting they didn't line something up for the Zen 2 launch for this one.
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#9
Jism
They gotta give something if it's more expensive then a usual 2700x.
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#10
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Jism, post: 4031247, member: 91255"
They gotta give something if it's more expensive then a usual 2700x.
an IHS made out of platinum and galvanized in gold and decorated around the edges with swarovski diamonds pain staking crafted from the heart of a dead star in the furnaces of mordor and delivered to you by owl post after a few beers and rounds of drunk quidditch
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#11
The Quim Reaper
Jism, post: 4031247, member: 91255"
They gotta give something if it's more expensive then a usual 2700x.
Why?

...there are more than enough idiots out there who will throw money at these so called special/limited edition tech products, for no other reason than e-peen bragging rights.
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#12
xtreemchaos
well colour me red and call me susan ive just had a idea, what if the zen 2 is running late and thats why there using the 2700x or maybe thay have too many 2700x in stock and what rid before the zen 2 comes out or im just paranoid.
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#13
Jism
A CPU is 99% of it's lifetime covered behind a heatsink or pump. I cant understand that anyone is willing to pay extra for that. However, Derbauer did something simular recently where you could buy engraved or lasered IHS's with your logo or anyone's logo on top of it.

I'd prefer a FX/TWKR version of the Ryzen 2 series, 5GHz sustained on all cores. That would be a beast.
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#14
tigger
I'm the only one
It'll just come with a AMD merit badge, no better package, no better OC, no better.
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#15
Crackong
Maybe a 4.6Ghz super binned 5k86x (2700x)?
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#16
kings
cucker tarlson, post: 4031239, member: 173472"
Same cpu for more money.this is indeed a "special" edition.
If this was an Intel CPU, this thread already had 2 or 3 pages full of hate towards Intel and how greedy they are! :cool:
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#17
fynxer
Really, why even bother with Ryzen 2000. Who in their right mind spends money on 2700X now.

This 2700X will be a blip on the radar that will disappear tomorrow because every ones eyes are on Ryzen 3000.

On the other hand if the made an super binned "best of the best" Ryzen 3000 "50th Anniversary Special Edition" from the get go they would see insane sales and get massive publicity rest of the year.

AMD marketing really know how to make an underwhelming 50th Anniversary release.
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#18
cucker tarlson
kings, post: 4031273, member: 180022"
If this was an Intel CPU, this thread already had 2 or 3 pages full of hate towards Intel and how greedy they are! :cool:
sounds like every thread on tpu.
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#19
Chloe Price
kastriot, post: 4031227, member: 165334"
I am sure that it will better overclocker ;)
Could be a binned model just like i7-8086K was.
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#22
HwGeek
Just saw 50th Anniversary RX 590- so maybe AMD just gonna change the "Look/Appearance" of limited number of their current products to emphasize the "50 Anniversary"?
IMO the Real Limited edition CPU will be the new 7nm 16C Part that will make a joke from 9900K.
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#23
cucker tarlson
HwGeek, post: 4031314, member: 185585"
Just saw 50th Anniversary RX 590- so maybe AMD just gonna change the "Look/Appearance" of limited number of their current products to emphasize the "50 Anniversary"?
IMO the Real Limited edition CPU will be the new 7nm 16C Part that will make a joke from 9900K.
probelm for intel is this is not gonna be limited :laugh:

huehuehuehue

waiting for 9900k to drop to $350, it'd be a steal.
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#24
xkm1948
Meh, underwhelming. I thought for sure it would be Zen2.

With Zen2 around corner only a handful of collectors would want this
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#25
las
Who in their right mind would buy this? 12nm Glofo garbage, when 7nm TSMC is closing in..

It will probably be a very limited release...
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