AMD Ryzen Dominates Intel’s Kaby Lake & Skylake In Performance/Price Charts – 1800X, 1700/X & 1600X Offer Unmatched Value


It's been only a few days since AMD announced its Ryzen 7 series and the market has already started going through a drastic shift. The newly introduced Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 are witnessing an unprecedented level of demand that sucked AMD's reported 1 million+ supply of chips dry. The chips topped retailers' best sellers lists within hours of going up for pre-order on Feb 22nd. A week before they'll begin shipping to customers.

AMD Ryzen's Performance/$ Stands Uncontested

Following an accumulation of performance benchmarks and pricing revelations, 3DCenter has published a couple of eye-opening performance/$ charts that showcase how much of a market disruptive launch this has been. The Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, 1700 and 1600X dominated the charts, offering unprecedented performance per dollar that stands uncontested at every price point.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3DMark Benchmarks Leaked, 18% Faster vs 1700X & Cheaper

We're already seeing retailers like Microcenter starting to take matters into their own hands to thin their stagnating stocks of Intel chips. Microcenter has already started offering unusually generous price-cuts on Intel Broadwell-E, Kaby Lake and Skylake processors. Intel is not expected to take any direct action before the mist clears and Ryzen reviews go live on March 2nd. But if the leaked benchmarks, which are many, are of any indication then Intel's in for a rough 2017. The giant chip maker may have to cut prices for the first time in more than 6 years and swallow a significant slash to its profit margins

A Rapid Erosion Of The CPU Market Stagnation And Reshuffling Of AMD/Intel Market Share Over The Next Several Months

AMD's top-to-bottom Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 lineup is expected to roll-out over the next three to four months. Initial shipments will include the three previously mentioned Ryzen 7 1800X & 1700/X chips. All of which are 8-core 16-thread processors that rival Intel Broadwell-E chips two to three times as expensive.

Following the 7 series will come the 6-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 lineup, flagshipped by the 4.0GHz 1600X. A chip that's already a favorite among fans and is speculated to replace Intel's i5 processors as the gold standard for gaming. We're already seeing big name game studios like the Roberts Space Industries, the developer behind Star Citizen, recommending the Ryzen 5 1600X. Finally we have the quad-core 8-thread and 4-thread Ryzen 3 lineup which is expected to begin shipping in the second half of the year.

AMD Ryzen CPUCores/ThreadsL3TDPBaseTurboXFRPrice
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X8/1616MB95W3.6GHz4.0GHz4.0GHz+$489
AMD Ryzen 7 1800 Pro8/1616MB65WTBATBAN/ATBA
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X8/1616MB95W3.4GHz3.8GHz3.8GHz+$389
AMD Ryzen 7 17008/1616MB65W3.0GHz3.7GHzN/A$319
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X6/1216MB95W3.3GHz3.7GHz3.7GHz+$259
AMD Ryzen 5 16006/1216MB65WTBATBAN/ATBA
AMD Ryzen 5 15006/1216MB65W3.2GHz3.5GHzN/A$229
AMD Ryzen 5 1400X4/88MB65W3.5GHz3.9GHz3.9GHz+$199
AMD Ryzen 5 14004/88MB65WTBATBAN/ATBA
AMD Ryzen 5 13004/88MB65W3.2GHz3.5GHzN/A$175
AMD Ryzen 3 1200X4/48MB65WTBA3.4GHz3.8GHz$149
AMD Ryzen 3 12004/48MB65WTBATBAN/ATBA
AMD Ryzen 3 11004/48MB65W3.2GHz3.5GHzN/A$129

The Performance Figures

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Performance:

  • Base Clock: 3.6GHz / Boost Clock: 4.0GHz / TDP: 95W
    Price: $ 499[Cinebench R15] Multi-Threading Score: 1601
    4% more performance than Core i7-6900K: 1474[Cinebench R15] Single-Threading Score: 162
    same Performance as Core i7-6900K: 162

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU Performance:

  • Base Clock: 3.4GHz / Boost Clock: 3.8GHz / TDP: 95W
    Price: $ 399[Cinebench R15] Multi-Threading: 1537 4% more performance than Core i7-6900K: 1474
    39% more performance than Core i7-6800K: 1108

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Performance:

  1. Base Clock: 3.0GHz / Boost Clock: 3.7GHz / TDP: 65W
    Price: $ 329[Cinebench R15] Multi-Threading: 1410
    46% more performance than Core i7-7700K: 967