AMD's new Ryzen 7 1800X breaks world record for performance benchmark

Yesterday witnessed the official reveal of AMD's exciting new Ryzen processors - which finally make octo-core CPUs affordable to a mainstream audience - and already the flagship model has broken a world record for performance in Cinebench.

AMD Ryzen CPUs look very promising and have a great price to performance ratio. Ryzen 7 1700X: 8C/16T, 3.4 GHz base, 3.8 GHz turbo, 95W, $399 and Ryzen 7 1700: 8C/16T, 3.0 GHz base, 3.7 GHz turbo, $329, are the three chips that are available on pre-order right now.

All processors will be unlocked, the Ryzen 7 1700 processor will get a 65 Watt TDP, the 1700X and 1800X will be 96 Watt TDP products. Still, the fact that AMD is even in the same ballpark as Intel is a huge deal - this promises real competition that gives you better choices, and could force Intel to lower prices. We are talking about AMD's latest Ryzen chipset offering.

AMD is betting high on the performance to price ratio and therefore has competitively priced the Ryzen chips lesser than Intel's premium Core i7-6900K, at nearly half the price. The $4991800X is touted as the world's best performing 8-core desktop CPU, beating out an Intel Core i7-6900K. Ryzen 3 is the cheapest of them all followed by the mid-range Ryzen 5 and the high-end Ryzen 7. The $329 price tag undercuts the i7-7700K, which sells for $350, by about 20 dollars, but AMD claims it will slightly exceed its performance. Ryzen's lineup is set to change all that, and will "shake up the market" as they've put it themselves. 1800X is now the fastest eight-core processor in the market. These specific variants on the Ryzen 7 were front and center: The 1800X, the 1700x, and the 1700.

At 3.6 GHz base clock speed and 4.0 GHz when boosted, the Ryzen 7 1800X barely doesn't outrun Intel's equivalent completely, which clocks at 3.7 GHz in Turbo mode. General availability will begin on or around March 2nd. Interesting times are ahead of us short term alright. Have you pre-ordered the new Ryzen processors?

Today AMD delivered that part and it lived up to expectations.

The chip has a base clock speed of 3.0GHz and a boost speed of 3.7GHz.

Starting with the Ryzen 7 1800X, AMD has previously shown performance without turbo modes enabled. This quarter analysts say they expect sales to move at $982.64 million - higher from $832 million the year before. There will be 82 motherboards available, meaning you will be able to design the AMD AM4 desktop of your dreams.

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