On March 2, 2017 AMD Ryzen processors will be finally launched, which are based on the new Zen architecture that comes to replace the Bulldozer architecture (released in in autumn 2011), and that means that we will have a new family of processors after 6 years.

AMD Ryzen Processors Officially Launching on 2nd March


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That’s a long time, enough for Intel to dominate the market and a lot more so that the expectations surrounding the AMD launch are in the dark, as it must be recognized that I’ve never seen this type of hype before with regard to the launch of processors, and of course, we have been accustomed to a ceaseless bombardment of Intel processors where each generation brought virtually nothing new.

Apart from new processors, as expected on 2nd march we also have tons of motherboards  to choose from, all based on AM4 socket and where we have two high-performance chipset: the AMD X370, a star product in terms of Overclocking and models that equipped with many features, some of them are exclusive as the support of AMD CrossFire X configurations. Another chipset is B350 which is targeted towards budget friendly market, but it will also allow Overclocking.

At launch you should expect only 8-core and 16-thread models, soon after the launch 6c / 12t and 4c / 8t models would arrive. Below you can see details on the whole family of AMD Ryzen  CPUs:

AMD Ryzen Specifications and Price:

Processor Cores/Threads L3 TDP Base Turbo XFR Overclocking
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8/16 16MB 95W 3.6GHz 4.0GHz 4.0GHz+ Yes $499
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 16MB 95W 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 3.8GHz+ Yes $389
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 16MB 65W 3.0GHz 3.7GHz N/A Yes $319
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 16MB 95W 3.3GHz 3.7GHz 3.7GHz+ Yes $259
AMD Ryzen 5 1500 6/12 16MB 65W 3.2GHz 3.5GHz N/A Yes $229
AMD Ryzen 5 1400X 4/8 8MB 65W 3.5GHz 3.9GHz 3.9GHz+ Yes $199
AMD Ryzen 5 1300 4/8 8MB 65W 3.2GHz 3.5GHz N/A Yes $175
AMD Ryzen 3 1200X 4/4 8MB 65W 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 3.8GHz+ Yes $149
AMD Ryzen 3 1100 4/4 8MB 65W 3.2GHz 3.5GHz N/A Yes $129