AMD has just fired shots across Intel’s bow, and blessed Australians with attractively priced CPU options. Press release follows:

AMD today announced key new details about its upcoming Ryzen desktop processors, including that it will launch three Ryzen 7 branded variants globally on March 2, with pre-orders starting today from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs.

AMD will launch the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700 – which are designed to bring innovation and choice back to the enthusiast PC market and include the world’s highest performing, and lowest powered 8-core desktop PC processors.

Additional information disclosed today includes base and boost clock speeds, TDP, and below is the suggested retail pricing for each Ryzen 7 processor.


Ryzen 7 1800X

Ryzen 7 1700X

Ryzen 7 1700





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