The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition processor has been pictured along with its final packaging. AMD and their partners will be launching various special edition products to mark the 50th Anniversary of AMD. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition will be one of the two products that AMD themselves will be launching early next month.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary CPU and Packaging Pictured - Same Specs, Cosmetic Changes To Mark AMD's 50th Anniversary
AMD has made a long journey in the hardware industry, they started as a processor manufacturer and now offer some of the most disruptive products that serve mainstream & high-end PCs, super-computers, datacenters, HPC/AI, consoles and much more. To celebrate this special occasion, AMD will be introducing two special variants of the Ryzen 7 2700X CPU and the Radeon VII graphics card.
We talked about the AMD Radeon VII 50th Anniversary Edition which will be carrying AMD's red color scheme. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor will be a special variant that will come with a laser-etched signature of AMD's CEO, Lisa Su, right on the CPU heat spreader. In addition to the CEO's signature, the chip will also be packaged in a fancy gold and black colored box which will include a bundled Wraith Prism cooler.
Now, as far as the specifications are concerned, I was expecting the chip to rock a clock bump but instead, it will stick to the standard specifications of the Ryzen 7 2700X. Just like the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, it will feature 8 cores, 16 threads which will be clocked at a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and a boost frequency of 4.3 GHz. The chip will carry 16 MB of L3 cache and feature a TDP of 105W. The CPU is already listed on Chinese retail outlets (#1 / #2) for a price that should be similar to the existing 2700X for $329 US.
Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition CPU Packaging
AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Specs:
|CPU Name||AMD Ryzen 3 2300X||AMD Ryzen 5 2500X||AMD Ryzen 5 2600||AMD Ryzen 5 2600X||AMD Ryzen 7 2700||AMD Ryzen 7 2700X|
|CPU Family||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2||Ryzen 2|
|CPU uArch||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+|
|Base Clock||3.5 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.4 GHz||3,6 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.0 GHz||4.0 GHz||3.9 GHz||4.25 GHz||4.1 GHz||4.35 GHz|
|Total Cache||10 MB (L2+L3)||18 MB (L2+L3)||19 MB (L2+L3)||19 MB (L2+L3)||20 MB (L2 + L3)||20 MB (L2 + L3)|
|Cooler Bundle||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Stealth||Wraith Spire||Wraith Spire LED||Wraith Prism|
|Price||$130-$140 US||$150-$160 US||$199 US||$229 US||$299 US||$329 US|
|Release Date||TBC||TBC||19th April 2018||19th April 2018||19th April 2018||19th April 2018|
The CPU would be a nice addition for collectors and fans of AMD. I still believe it would've been better to offer something extra like Intel did with the Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition or CEO Edition Titan V which NVIDIA offered last year. The launch of both Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII 50th Anniversary Edition products is expected in the first week of May. Let us know what you think of the upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition processor in the comments below.