AMD Ryzen 7 1800X & 1700X 8-Cores Spotted At $489 & $389 In US Retail Store – Will Ship To Customers On March 2nd

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Feb 18, 2017

AMD’s highest end 8-core Black Edition Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X have been spotted at Fry’s electronics priced at $489 and $389 respectively. Both CPUs will begin shipping to buyers on March 2nd, whilst the embargo reviews for AMD’s Ryzen processors will end on February 28th. This gives potential buyers two days to look at independent benchmarks and tests of the next generation processors before they can pull the trigger.

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X & 1700X Shipping March 2nd At $489 & $389

The Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X are overclockable unlocked 8 core, 16 thread CPUs. They’re both also Black Edition models, featuring AMD’s unlimited Turbo “auto-overclocking” XFR technology and have TDP ratings of 95W.

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The February 28th embargo date is interestingly the very same day the company is kicking off its “Capsaicin & Cream” GDC 2017 press event which will be live-streamed and will include a sneak peek at AMD’s upcoming enthusiast Vega GPUs which the company has hinted will be released in the summer.

The Ryzen 7 1700X and its 65W variant the 1700 have been subject to multiple performance benchmark leaks, all of which have painted a very positive picture of Ryzen’s multi-core and single-core performance. In fact, these sub $400 chips have competed favorably with Intel’s $1000+ i7 5960X and i7 6900K 8 core Haswell-E and Broadwell-E CPUs.

Wccftech Cores/Threads L3 TDP Base Turbo XFR Overclocking
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8/16 16MB 95W 3.6GHz 4.0GHz 4.0GHz+ Yes $489
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 16MB 95W 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 3.8GHz+ Yes $389
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 16MB 65W 3.0GHz 3.7GHz N/A Yes $319
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 16MB 95W 3.3GHz 3.7GHz 3.7GHz+ Yes $259
AMD Ryzen 5 1500 6/12 16MB 65W 3.2GHz 3.5GHz N/A Yes $229
AMD Ryzen 5 1400X 4/8 8MB 65W 3.5GHz 3.9GHz 3.9GHz+ Yes $199
AMD Ryzen 5 1300 4/8 8MB 65W 3.2GHz 3.5GHz N/A Yes $175
AMD Ryzen 3 1200X 4/4 8MB 65W 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 3.8GHz+ Yes $149
AMD Ryzen 3 1100 4/4 8MB 65W 3.2GHz 3.5GHz N/A Yes $129

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X & 1700X Coming With & Without New Wraith Coolers

We’ve spotted two listings each of the  Ryzen 7 1800X and Ryzen 7 1700X CPUs a few days ago. One with and one without a boxed Wraith cooler. The versions that come with the cooler cost $20 more. Users who plan to overclock their Ryzen 7 1800X or Ryzen 7 1700X can pick up the same processors without a boxed cooling unit and save twenty bucks that they could spend towards purchasing a high-end cooling unit instead.

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Three New Ryzen Coolers With RGB Lighting

This segues us neatly into talking about Ryzen’s two brand new boxed coolers in addition to what appears to be an aesthetic update to the beloved Wraith cooler which debuted last year. The first of the three will come with 65W rated Ryzen CPUs, the second is for 95W CPUs and the third will likely be paired with Ryzen Black Editions. Black Editions are said to have the letter X at the end of their model numbers, like the 1800X and the 1700X for example. This is merely educated conjecture at this point. We won’t know for sure until the end of the month.

The Wraith cooler features four copper heatpipes, the largest thermal mass by far of any stock processor heatsink that we’ve seen and a near silent fan that’s considerably larger and more more effective than any of AMD’s previous stock CPU cooling solutions. In fact, you wouldn’t be able to guess that the Wraith unit is a stock CPU heatsink rather than a high-end aftermarket low profile unit had it not been for the AMD branding on the shroud.

Senior Vice President & Radeon Technologies Group Chief Architect Raja Koduri having a “special moment” with his new Ryzen PC

If the above photo of Radeon Technologies Group Chief Graphics Architect Raja Koduri is anything to go by, all three new coolers will feature LED lighting. Perhaps even customizable RGB lighting. Seeing how magenta is not AMD’s corporate or brand color, it’s likely that Raja chose that custom color.

AMD AM4 X370, B350, A320 & X300 Chipsets

AMD Ryzen AM4 Motherboards & Chipsets

Wccftech X370 B350 A320 X300
PCIe 3 Lanes 24 24 TBA TBA
CrossfireX/SLI Tri-Fire/2-Way SLI TBC N/A N/A
PCIe 2 Lanes 8 6 TBA TBA
USB 3.1 Gen2 2 2 TBA TBA
USB 3.1 Gen1 8 4 TBA TBA
SATA 6Gb/s 8 6 TBA 8
DDR4 DIMMs 4 4 TBA 2
Yes Yes No Yes
Form Factor ATX ATX, M-ATX M-ATX, Mini-ITX Mini-ITX
Price Range
~$129+ ~$99-$59 ~$129+
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