A couple of weeks ago I wrote a preview of the new AMD platform with an estimate of the prices the CPU would cost. Yesterday i received an email of a webshop that already takes pre-orders of the AMD Ryzen 7 series and the compatible motherboards.
More and more benchmarks are being published and the positive numbers that AMD showed us are true or even better than they told / leaked to us.
Pricing at week 8 2017 in the Netherlands
|AMD CPU||Pricing (Shop 1 / Shop 2) incl. VAT||Comparable Intel CPU||Price at Shop 1 incl. VAT|
|Ryzen 7 1800X||€ 589 / € 559||Core i7 6900K||€ 1.149|
|Ryzen 7 1700X||€ 459 / € 439||Core i7 6800K||€ 499|
|Ryzen 7 1700||€ 379 / € 359||Core i7 7700K||€ 379|
The new AMD processors are even a bit cheaper than we expected. Unless AMD has some major setback you could say that the high-end LGA2011-3 platform from Intel wont be a strong seller anymore with double the price then what the Green guys are asking for.
Note, the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X are shipped as a boxed unit without a cooler
The new Ryzen CPU need to be fitted om AM4 motherboards with a new chipset. At the moment these motherboards can be ordered:
|Model||Chipset||SLI||Audio||LAN||Price (Webshop 1)||Price (Webshop 2)|
|ASUS Crosshair VI Hero||X370||Realtek ALC1220||Intel I211-AT||€ 299||€ 269|
|ASUS Prime X370-Pro||X370||Realtek ALC1220||Intel I211-AT||–||€ 169|
|ASUS Prime B350-Plus||B350||Realtek ALC887||Realtek 8111H||€ 115||€ 105|
|ASUS Prime B350M-A||B350||Realtek ALC887||Realtek 8111H||€ 100||€ 95|
|Gigabyte Aorus X370-Gaming 5||X370||Realtek ALC1220||Intel I211-AT + Killer E2500||–||€ 229|
|Gigabyte B350-Gaming 3||B350||Realtek ALC887||Realtek 8111G||–||€ 129|
|MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium||X370||Realtek ALC1220||Intel I211-AT||€ 349||€ 315|
|MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon||X370||Realtek ALC1220||Intel I211-AT||–||€ 195|
|MSI B350 Tomahawk||B350||Realtek ALC892||Realtek 8111H||€ 135||–|
|MSI B350M Mortar||B350||Realtek ALC892||Realtek 8111H||€ 115||–|
|MSI B350M Gaming Pro||B350||Realtek ALC887||Realtek 8111H||€ 105||–|
The B350 Chipset is filling the gap for cheap motherboards while the Motherboard makers are trying to make high-end motherboards with the X370 chipset.
I’m very surprised and pleased to see a Intel PHY, while the Intel I211-AT was officially launched Q4’12 it is still the latest onboard single gigabit solutions. The isn’t any major development to be seen in the 1 Gigabit market. The Realtek ALC1220 is the best onboard audio solution at the moment.
Cinebench is good CPU benchmark, you van test single core performance and it scales to… a lot of cores.
|AMD CPU||Score (AMD)||Intel CPU||Score (Intel)||Difference|
|Ryzen 7 1800X||1601||Core i7 6900K||1552||3,2%|
|Ryzen 7 1700X||1537||Core i7 6800K||1142||34,59%|
|Ryzen 7 1700||1410||Core i7 7700K||950||48,42%|
Benchmarks have shown that we finally can choose between two brand when building the core of a new computer. AMD is very competitive with their pricing and the new Ryzen truly have a 50% better IPC (instructions per cycle) then their last Bulldozer (Excavator) cores have. They are on par with Intel top processors. I am keeping my fingers crossed there won’t be any complications with the new chipset because the Intel platform has been rock solid the last years and AMD has had ups and downs in that department.