We recently saw some leaked prices for AMD Ryzen in Europe but now we have some prices in USD. It seems that the chips will be pretty cheap as compared to how they are priced in Europe if these leaks are to be taken to heart. Another thing to note here is that the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X is priced at $389.99 and the Intel chip that it will be competing against, the i7 6800K is priced at $409.99.
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If we do believe these number we can see that the difference is not all that great but one thing is for sure, AMD Ryzen is priced competitively and that could take its toll on Intel sales especially if consumers get the same performance for the money.
I firmly believe that AMD could have a great year, and it is safe to say that the only reason why someone would not buy an AMD Ryzen CPU ( provided that the performance is similar to Intel) is that they already have an Intel motherboard and have been using Skylake and would rather move to Kaby Lake instead of changing the motherboard altogether.
That for me is the only reason that comes to mind besides being an Intel fanboy that is not open to the idea of making an AMD build.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Specs
The specifications of the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X are as follows:
- Clock speed is slightly lower than 1800X, at 3.8GHz
- 8 cores
- 16 threads
- XFR technology
- Total cache size of 20MB
- Comparatively, it sits between i7-6800K and i7-6850K
The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X has more cores, more threads and a higher boost clock as compared to the Intel counterpart. Keeping all that in mind I do not see why this will not blow the competition out of the water once it comes out next month. AMD Ryzen is very close to launch and we will be giving you more information regarding these CPUs at the GDC event. Stay tuned for that.