AMD unveils new models of Ryzen desktop processor


AMD  released the first three models of its AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processor, 1800X,1700X and 1700.

Ryzen is the first processor based on the AMD “Zen” core microarchitecture.

“Today’s launch of Ryzen represents AMD at its best, delivering great products and innovation to the high-performance computing market,” said Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD.

Su also noted that AMD is offering PC gamers, prosumers and enthusiasts both the highest performance and the lowest power 8-core desktop PC processors.

Beginning in Q2 AMD expects to launch 6- and 4-core Ryzen 5 processors followed later this year by Ryzen 3, which is designed to bring more performance to mainstream applications.

All Ryzen processors support the new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs available from top ODMs.

Alongside Ryzen 7 processors, AMD also announced the product specifications for two Ryzen 5 processors, and demonstrated the flagship Ryzen 5 1600X beating the flagship Intel Core i5 7600K by more than 60% in multi-threaded CPU testing.

Model Cores Threads Base
Ryzen 7 1800X 8 16 3.6 4.0 N/A 95 Now
Ryzen 7 1700X 8 16 3.4 3.8 N/A 95 Now
Ryzen 7 1700 8 16 3.0 3.7 Wraith
65 Now
Ryzen 5 1600X 6 12 3.6 4.0 Wraith
95 Q2
Ryzen 5 1500X 4 8 3.5 3.7 Wraith
65 Q2


In addition to being available to DIY builders and boutique PC vendors, in the coming months consumers will also be able to purchase Ryzen-based systems from top PC vendors.

“As the eSports and virtual reality markets continue to grow, Dell is committed to offering cutting-edge technology to enable the best gaming and immersive experiences. We are excited to bring AMD’s new high-performance Ryzen processor to select desktop and All-in-One products in the coming months,” said Ray Wah, SVP, Consumer Product Group, Dell.

Johnson Jia, senior vice president, Lenovo’s PCs and Smart Device Business Group, said  the company is excited to take its partnership with AMD to the next level with new Ryzen processor.