AMD Ryzen CPUs, New Wraith RGB Coolers & Box Design Pictured

Khalid Moammer

Here they are, AMD's next generation Ryzen CPUs pictured in all their glory. This is what the retail box actually looks like, courtesy of VCZ.

AMD’s President and CEO Lisa Su confirmed that Ryzen will be released in early March. It was later confirmed that the release date is in fact set for March 2nd. The new line-up starting with the $499 Ryzen 7 1800X and ending with the Ryzen 3 1100 includes 17 different models. Four octo-core CPUs, three hexa-cores and six quad-cores. All Ryzen chips feature fully unlocked multipliers, making every one of them overclocking-ready right out of the box.

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The Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X will come in two options. A boxed chip with the brand new Wraith Max 140W cooler with RGB lighting or just the chip without the cooler. The cooler bundle costs $20 more, so for users that are looking to use aftermarket cooling they can just opt for the chip without the Wraith cooler and save twenty bucks.

The 1800X and 1700X are 95W CPUs and AMD is pairing them with a 140W cooler. The 1700 is a 65W CPU and AMD is pairing it with a 95W cooler. So the company is going all out on the cooling with Ryzen to make sure the chips run cool and the system remains very quiet.


The system pictured above with AMD's Raja Koduri clearly features one of the new RGB coolers. The ring around the coolers' fan will shine brightly with a color of your choosing. In the case of the above system the color that Raja has chosen is magenta.

Everything We Know About Ryzen :

- All 17 Ryzen SKUs, specs & prices.
- MSI & ASRock X370 and B350 AM4 Ryzen motherboards.
- ASUS, GIGABYTE & BIOSTAR X370 and B350 AMD Ryzen motherboards.
Ryzen 5 1600X benchmarks.
- Ryzen 7 1700X benchmarks.
- Ryzen 7 1800X benchmarks.
 Ryzen 7 1700X, 5 1600X & 3 1300 3DMark benchmarks.
- New Ryzen CPU coolers.
- ASUS Crosshair VI Hero X370 Motherboard Unboxing.
- Entire ASUS AM4 motherboard lineup & prices.
- AMD Ryzen Architecture deep-dive.

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X & 1700 - 8-Core, 16-Thread CPUs From $319 To $499

AMD will offer at least three 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen CPUs initially. Two 95 watt Black Editions, the 1800X and the 1700X, as well as a 65W 1700 chip. These CPUs perform competitively with Intel's $1000+ 8-core 16-thread i7 6900K and i7 5960X whilst coming at a half to one third the price.

AMD Ryzen CPUCoresThreadsL3TDPBaseTurboXFR Unlimited TurboPrice
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X81616MB95W3.6GHz4.0GHz4.0Ghz+
Cooling Dependent
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X81616MB95W3.4GHz3.8GHz3.8Ghz+
Cooling Dependent
AMD Ryzen 7 170081616MB65W3.0Ghz3.7GHzNo$319

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500 - 6-Core, 12-Thread CPUs From $229 To $259

In the mid range AMD will actually offer 6-core, 12-thread CPUs that'll compete in the same price bracket that's currently occupied by Intel's flock of i5 chips. We'll have two Ryzen CPUs in this segment initially. A Ryzen 5 1600X 95W Black Edition and a Ryzen 5 1500 65W chip. Just like the 1800 Pro, we've seen references to a 1600 Pro but we've yet to confirm the specs of this chip.

AMD Ryzen CPUCoresThreadsL3TDPBaseTurboXFR Unlimited TurboPrice
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X61216MB95W3.3Ghz3.7Ghz3.7Ghz+
Cooling Dependent
AMD Ryzen 5 150061216MB65W3.2Ghz3.4GhzN/A$229

AMD Ryzen 5 1400X & 1300, - 4-Core, 8-Thread CPUs From $199 To $175

Continuing our focus on the medium range, the Ryzen 5 1400X and 1300 offer the same kind of specifications and performance you'd expect from an i7 quad-core chip albeit at slightly lower clock speeds and for around two thirds to a half of the cost. For mainstream CPUs these are quite incredible..

AMD Ryzen CPUCoresThreadsL3TDPBaseTurboXFR Unlimited TurboPrice
AMD Ryzen 5 1400X488MB65W3.5GHz3.9GHz3.9Ghz+
Cooling Dependent
AMD Ryzen 5 1300488MB65W3.3GHz3.6GHzN/A$175

AMD Ryzen 3 1200X & 1100, - 4-Core, 4-Thread CPUs From $149 To $129

At the entry level of the Ryzen stack we have two quad-core chips without multithreading. Amazingly, both of these chips are actually cheaper than Intel's dual core i3 7350K. It's worthy of note that all Ryzen chips feature fully unlocked multipliers. So all Ryzen chips are overclocking ready right out of the box. You won't have to pay extra for an unlocked chip like you'd normally do on the Intel side. So long as you have an X370 or B350 AM4 motherboard, you're good to go.

AMD Ryzen CPUCoresThreadsL3TDPBaseTurboXFR Unlimited TurboPrice
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X81616MB95W3.6GHz4.0GHz4.0Ghz+
Cooling Dependent
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X81616MB95W3.4GHz3.8GHz3.8Ghz+
Cooling Dependent
AMD Ryzen 7 170081616MB65W3.0Ghz3.7GHzNo$319

AMD Ryzen On The Desktop - Overclocking & Chipsets

  • All Ryzen CPUs will be multiplier unlocked and ready for overclocking right out of the box. There will be no locked Ryzen CPUs.
  • AMD's X370, X300 and even mid-range B350 chipsets support overclocking. Only AM4's entry-level A320 and A300 chipsets lack this feature. AMD explains that this is because the A320 and A300 chipsets are designed to go into entry-level motherboards that would inherently be unsuitable for overclocking due to component and cost limitations.
  • AM4 compatible aftermarket air and liquid cooling solutions will be available on day one.

AM4 X370, B350 & A320 Chipset Motherboards

Ryzen compatible AM4 socket motherboards will come in four different chipset flavors. The X370 chipset is the high-end enthusiast focused contender with the latest and greatest technology and the most robust set of features. The B350 is the mid-range chipset where users will be able to get a lot of functionality and versatility at a more attractive price point. The A300 chipset is the entry-level chipset for more budget constrained computer builds.


AMD Ryzen AM4 Motherboards & Chipsets

PCIe 3 Lanes2424TBATBA
CrossfireX/SLITri-Fire/2-Way SLITBCN/AN/A
PCIe 2 Lanes86TBATBA
USB 3.1 Gen222TBATBA
USB 3.1 Gen184TBATBA
SATA 6Gb/s86TBA8
Price Range
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