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AMD Ryzen CPUs available on March 2nd, offers 52% IPC improvement over Excavator, first official benchmarks

AMD has officially announced today that it will release its Ryzen CPUs on March 2nd. According to the red team, there will be three models available at launch; the Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 7 1700. What’s also great is that AMD confirmed the rumoured prices for these processors. And yes, the high-end Ryzen model will be priced at under $500.

Here are the three models that will be available at launch:

  • Ryzen 7 1800X: 8C/16T, 3.6 GHz base, 4.0 GHz turbo, 95W, $499
  • Ryzen 7 1700X: 8C/16T, 3.4 GHz base, 3.8 GHz turbo, 95W, $399
  • Ryzen 7 1700: 8C/16T, 3.0 GHz base, 3.7 GHz turbo, $329

AMD has also shared an image, claiming that the Ryzen architecture offers 53% better IPC (instructions per clock) than its Excavator architecture. AMD targeted a 40% gain, however it appears that the company exceeded its expectations with this brand new architecture.

AMD has also revealed the first official benchmarks for both the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X and the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X that can be viewed below.

The embargo for third-part benchmarks will be lifted on March 2nd, so stay tuned for more!

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