More AMD Ryzen details leak

Last week we saw what is apparently the entire range of AMD’s Ryzen processors leaked, and today we’re getting even more details including pricing and benchmarking. 

Many thanks to the good folks at Hexus who initially compiled all this info together. 

So we already knew that AMD is set to launch 17 Ryzen CPUs of varying clock speeds, but that’s about it. Thanks to tech site WCCFTech, we now have a product price list. This comes from Chinese retailer which the site has roughly translated into US dollars:

These prices (and specs) are in keeping with some earlier retailer price (and spec) leaks about the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700. Should these prices be correct, Intel is right to be worried about the disruptive effect of AMD’s cheaper CPUs.

In that taple above in addition to prices you can see there are three frequencies listed for processors. ‘X’-suffixed chips have base, turbo and XFR frequencies. What is XFR, I hear you ask. XFR apparently stands for ‘eXtended Frequency Range’. What the fancy acronym means is that if one of these chips is paired with an approved cooler, it will boost higher, depending on the cooler abilities.

Elsewhere on the web, a leaked datasheet published on Anandtech forums, via VideoCardz, shows that the Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 5 1600X will require a special cooler to enable the XFR feature – AMD’s HS81 to enable XFR. You’d assume that there’ll be third party XFR enabling coolers, but that’s the sort of detail we’ll have to wait for an official release to hear about.

VideoCardz also shows some benchmarks that were also on an AnandTech Forum (now removed from the forums). According to the site, the CPU tested was the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X. The below images compare the AMD chips (in red) to high-end Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processors. The results might look slightly underwhelming, but it’s worth noting that these results are with Turbo mode disabled or undetected, and with an entry level MSI A320 motherboard. It’s likely that performance could significantly increase on a properly configured system. 

It will be interesting to see how much of all of this is accurate – from pricing to benchmarking. We will no doubt be hearing more and more about AMD’s Ryzen CPUs in the coming weeks as the deluge of inevitable leaks continues.

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