Now that it was more than a year ago that AMD Ryzen was released, we had plenty of time to see how AMD has grown to the top of the CPU game – and to extend its lead even further with AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation. Despite some weird releases – such as releasing Threadripper chips with bundled solutions for liquid cooling – it is clear that AMD has finally made the promise of CPU's that not only perform better than ever before, but at the same time remain affordable.
Although AMD was able to prevent most of the vulnerabilities that Intel suffered through Specter and Meltdown, the Israeli security firm CTS Labs issued a White Paper in March 2018 that addresses various security risks that specifically affect AMD Ryzen processors. AMD has responded and promises to solve these problems with minimal loss of performance. Fortunately, AMD has challenged firmware patches to protect its CPUs against Specter.
Fortunately, we have gathered all our knowledge here so that you can learn everything there is to know about – and what will happen in the future – AMD & # 39; s Zen-based CPUs.
Reviews of AMD Ryzen
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X: 4.5 stars Impeccable value; significantly faster video coding; more cores than most budget CPUs Lower benchmark scores; runs a little too hot
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X: 5 stars Great multi-core performance; strong gaming performance; cool running chip | Tricky overclocking
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X: 4.5 stars Stunning multi-core performance; competitive single-core performance; sturdy chipset; solid power traits Insane price
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X: 4 stars Ready for the ultimate mega-tasking; easier to install than Intel; future-proof extensibility More hunger for energy than Intel's rival; switching profiles requires a complete restart
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The latest in high-end desktop CPUs by AMD
- When is it out? Available since March 2017
- What does it cost? Ryzen 3 series starts at $ 109 (around £ 80, AU $ 140)
AMD Ryzen release date
The first of the batch of Ryzen processors were announced af nog nog voorraadbeelden nog nog nog voorraadbeelden nog nog voorraadbeelden nog voorraadbeelden nog 3 3 nog 3 3 nog 3 3 nog 3 3 nog 3 nog 3 3 3 nog 3 3 3 nog 3 3 3 nog 3 3 nog 3 3 3 nog 3 3 3 nog 3 3 3 3 3 The Ryzen 7-series of top-end chips, including, but not limited to, the seriously competitive Ryzen 7 1800X, whose multi-threaded benchmarks align with the Intel Core i7-6900K.
On April 11, AMD has released Ryzen 5. Among these series is the Ryzen 5 1600X, similar to the overclockable, though middle class, Intel Core i5-7600K. In the meantime, Ryzen Threadripper debuted on August 10, following Intel's Core i9 Skylake-X chips.
Then on 12 February, AMD released the Ryzen 3 2200G and the Ryzen 5 2400G, which implemented graphical Vega graphics for media center PCs.
In addition, AMD has formally introduced an entry model Ryzen 3-series consisting of the Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X. Both were launched on July 27 and are intended to challenge the Intel Core i3-7100 and the Core i3-7300.
Most recently with AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation, AMD has used its new 12nm Zen + architecture that delivers higher speeds than any AMD processor ever made. Processors such as the Ryzen 7 2700X give us a taste of what AMD will deliver at the highest level. We only hope that the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X do the same for the middle range.
Price from AMD Ryzen
The red team has, if you like, the Ryzen 7 series positioned against Intel's Core i7 chips, but for much better prices. For example, the Ryzen 7 1800X chip is available for $ 349 (£ 290, about AU $ 489). That is considerably less expensive than Intel's asking price for the Core i7-6900K.
The Ryzen 7 1700X is marketed as AMD's middle-class chip in this series, priced at $ 300 (£ 260, AU $ 430), while the Ryzen 7 1700 (no "X") is available for $ 290 (£ 260, AU $ 415).
Positioned as the Ryzen chip in the middle, the 6-core Ryzen costs 5 1600X $ 220 (£ 200, AU $ 305), although there are more affordable options, such as the $ 189 (£ 165, AU $ 265) Ryzen 5 1600 and the $ 150 (£ 136, AU $ 215) Ryzen 5 1400 in the mix as well.
The Threadripper series consists of the most expensive Ryzen chips from AMD, the cheapest being the $ 449 (£ 375, AU $ 630) AMD Threadtripper 1900X. Then there is a Threadripper 1920X and a $ 899 (£ 889, AU $ 1,399) Threadripper 1950X chip of $ 749 (£ 689, AU $ 1,099).
Also to be found in this series are the Ryzen Threadripper 1900, 1920 and 1950, presumably more wallet-friendly alternatives to the "X" numbered chips with the same name. These processors are expected to discard the clock-increasing XFR technology instead of more economical price tags.
As far as the most recently released Ryzen 3 processors go, the baseline Ryzen sells 3 1200 $ 109 (£ 80, AU $ 140) while the 29% faster Ryzen 3 1300X has a betting rate of $ 129 (£ 100, AU $ 160) , which makes them both cheaper than Intel's comparable options.
And we can not forget the recently released Ryzen APU's – the Ryzen 3 2200G MSRP & # 39; s for a very reasonable $ 99.98 (around £ 71, AU $ 129.99), while the more powerful, 4K -ready Ryzen 5 2400G is available from $ 162.89 (about £ 116, AU $ 211). Both are great deals, especially if you are trying to build a media PC.
Specifications of AMD Ryzen
Ryzen was designed by AMD to perform well at high loads and to be compatible with the latest hardware for PC gaming. To this end, the company had to develop a new chipset for the processors, the X370 and X300, and a new socket, the AM4.
Yes, that means you need a new motherboard (and a newer operating system than Windows 7) for your Ryzen CPU. Fortunately, there are already a handful of AMD Ryzen motherboards on the market for this occasion. These mobos support the same technologies as most of the Intel cards, including the following:
- Dual-channel DDR4 memory
- M.2 SATA devices
- USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2
- PCIe 3.0 capability
Now for the Ryzen processor architecture itself. AMD says its goals with Ryzen are "maximum data throughput and instruction execution plus large cache memory support with low bandwidth and low latency for optimal computing efficiency". So take comfort in the fact that all Ryzen processors enjoy the same characteristics:
- Two threads per core
- 8 MB shared L3 cache
- Large, uniform L2 cache
- Micro-on cache
- Two AES units for security
- High efficiency FinFET transistors
In essence, the Ryzen chips are better at transferring their eight (so far) nuclei, allowing more actions per clock than before.
Moreover, we have already seen how an AMD Ryzen chip breaks a world record in benchmarks – albeit under extreme cooling.
High-quality functions aside, here are the highlights for the coming Threadripper chips:
- Ryzen Threadripper 1900X – 3.8 GHz (up to 4 GHz); 8 cores, 16 threads
- Ryzen Threadripper 1920X – 3.5 GHz (up to 4 GHz); 12 cores, 24 threads
- Ryzen Threadripper 1950X – 3.4 GHz (up to 4 GHz); 16 cores, 32 threads
These are the specifications for each of the three Ryzen 7 chips:
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X – 3.6 GHz (up to 4 GHz); 8 cores, 16 threads
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X – 3.4 GHz (up to 3.8 GHz); 8 cores, 16 threads
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 – 3GHz (up to 3.7 GHz); 8 cores, 16 threads
This is what you can expect from AMD's Ryzen 5 chips:
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X – 3.6 GHz (up to 4 GHz); 6 cores, 12 threads
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600 – 3.2 GHz (up to 3.6 GHz); 6 cores, 12 threads
- AMD Ryzen 5 1500X – 3.5 GHz (up to 3.7 GHz); 4 cores, 8 threads
- AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Nog nog voorraadbeelden nog voorraadbeelden voorraadbeelden nog 3 3 3 3 3 voorraadbeelden 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 nogaf nog nog nog voorraadbeelden nog 3 nogaf nog nog 3 3 3 3 nog nog nog nog 3 3 3 3 nog nog nog 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 cores, 8 threads
- AMD Ryzen 5 2400G – 3.6 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz); 4 cores, 8 threads
Finally, the elusive Ryzen 3 chips, in the meat:
- Ryzen 3 1200 – 3.1 GHz (up to 3.4 GHz); 4 cores, 4 wires
- Ryzen 3 1300X – 3.5 GHz (up to 3.7 GHz); 4 cores, 4 wires
- Ryzen 3 2200G – 3.5 GHz (up to 3.7 GHz); 4 core, 8 wires
According to an AMD launch video for Threadripper, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X embarrassed Intel's top class Core i9-7900X, with its Cinebench R15 test, resulting in a score of 3,000 points. The Core i9-7900X, on the other hand, scored only 2,400 points.
This performance, combined with the news that AMD plans to drop company-wide Ryzen Pro-CPUs and Ryzen Pro Mobile processors in the first half of 2017 in the first half of 2017, would be a cause for concern for Intel.
Keep an eye on this page for more information on the latest AMD Ryzen information, because there will be more news about the upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.
Gabe Carey also contributed to this article