AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X Is Already Amazon’s Best Selling CPU – Ryzen Lineup Leading The Best Sellers List
It’s only been a few hours since AMD announced its exciting new Ryzen 7 processors and they’re already Amazon’s best selling CPUs. The $499 Ryzen 7 1800X and $399 Ryzen 7 1700X CPUs already occupy the first and second spots on Amazon’s best sellers list for CPUs. The Ryzen 7 1700 comes in fourth position right after Intel’s i7 7700K.
Across the pond on Amazon.co.uk Ryzen processors occupy the top 3 spots. There’s clearly an immense pent-up demand for more affordable high performance desktop CPUs. It’s also very clear that the markets appetite for high core count processors is healthier than it has ever been.
AMD’s Ryzen 7 CPUs Already Leading Amazon’s Best Sellers List
What’s equally impressive is that AM4 motherboards for Ryzen processors also occupy the top 3 spots for best selling desktop motherboards. This is despite that fact that Ryzen CPUs and their accompanying AM4 motherboards won’t actually be available until the 2nd of March. However they’ve all been available for pre-order since today’s 12PM ET announcement. Thus, the demand that has actually driven AMD’s newly announced Ryzen 7 CPUs and AM4 motheboards all the way to the top of Amazon’s best sellers list has only been from pre-orders. At this point we can only imagine the scope of the market storm that Ryzen may cause when it actually launches on March 2nd.
|AMD Ryzen CPU||Cores/Threads||Cache||TDP||Cooler||Base||Turbo||XFR||Price||Launch|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1800X||8/16||20MB||95W||N/A||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||4.1GHz||$499||March 2nd|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700X||8/16||20MB||95W||N/A||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||3.9GHz||$399||March 2nd|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700||8/16||20MB||65W||Wraith Spire||3.0GHz||3.7GHz||3.75GHz||$329||March 2nd|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1600X||6/12||20MB||TBA||TBA||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||TBA||TBA||Q2 2017|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1500X||4/8||12MB||TBA||TBA||3.5GHz||3.7GHz||TBA||TBA||Q2 2017|
AMD’s 4.8 Billion Transistor Numbers Crunching Monster
Next generation Ryzen processors feature up to 8 of AMD’s brand new Zen cores. The Zen microarchitecture has been in development for over four years. The team behind this marvel of engineering was headed by the legendary microprocessor architect Jim Keller. The very same Keller that played instrumental roles in the development of AMD’s original Athlon XP and later the Athlon 64. Which represent the two biggest success stories in the company’s history.
Keller returned to AMD in 2012 to lead Zen’s development. The plan was to create a brand new microarchitecture capable of processing 40% more instructions per clock versus AMD’s previous design. A 40% IPC generational improvement is unprecedented in the industry. A ~10% improvement per generation has been the norm for both AMD and Intel for ages. Indeed, this was a crushingly daunting task. But, someway and somehow the engineering team not only managed to meet their 40% target but exceed it. By 12% no less.
AMD’s Chief Technology Officer Mark Papermaster who brought back Keller doesn’t want Zen to be “flash in the pan” either. Revealing that the company’s engineering teams are already hard at work on several Zen+ successors to the architecture with even better performance and power efficiency. AMD’s message then is very clear, we’re back and we’re here to stay.
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:
- 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
Ryzen CPU Pre-Order LInks:
- Ryzen 7 1800X – $499 – Amazon.com
- Ryzen 7 1700X – $399 – Amazon.com
- Ryzen 7 1700 – $329 – Amazon.com
- Ryzen 7 1800X – £488.99 – OCUK
- Ryzen 7 1700X – £389.99 – OCUK
- Ryzen 7 1700 – £319.99 – OCUK
- ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero – $254 – Amazon.com
- ASUS Prime X370 Pro – $169 – Amazon.com
- ASUS Prime B350-Plus – $99 – Amazon.com
- ASUS Prime B350M-A – $89 – Amazon.com
AMD Ryzen Announcement Event & Presentation