Yesterday, euro pricing of the top three AMD Ryzen processors where leaked. And now we have US and UK pricing as well, thanks to some retailers’ websites. It seems that the Ryzen R7 1800X, R7 1700X and 1700 will be the first Ryzen processors to hit store shelves. It’s also revealed that the R7 1800X and R7 1700X will ship out without any heat sink fan included, and only the R7 1700 will come with a stock cooler. Not really surprising since Intel has already done that with their Core i5 and i7 processors. The SKUs / part # of the said processors seems very legit. The only thing uncertain is if the prices of these processors are correct or at least near SRP. Check out the US and UK prices below.
AMD Ryzen R7 US and UK Pricing
Based on the information provided by these sites, the AMD Ryzen R7 1800X will have a retail price of $490.29 or £365.65 (excl vat) / £480.84 (incl vat). The R7 1800X features 8 cores and 16 threads with a TDP of 95W. This processor is the flagship Ryzen processor and is said to compete with Intel’s i7 6900K.
Next is the Ryzen R7 1700X with a retail price of $381.72 or £283.31 (excl vat) / £375.19 (incl vat). The R7 1700X will also feature 8 cores / 16 threads, 95W TDP and is said to compete with Intel’s Core i7 7700K / 6800K processor.
The R7 1700 on the other hand is a slightly slower version of the 1700X with a TDP of only 65W. It will have a retail price of $316.59 or £235.35 (excl vat) / £311.81 (incl vat). This CPU doesn’t have an “X” in its model number, but according to AMD’s presentation all AMD Ryzen processors will feature unlocked multipliers and can be overclocked.
The prices seem legit, but at the same time I feel they are somewhat off. There are still a few weeks before February 28 or March 2 – their rumored release dates. However, if the price of the R7 1800X is more or less accurate and the performance is on par or at least almost on par with the i7-6900K, I think you already know which one is the better deal between the two. No price leaks yet for the R5 and R3 processors. I’m sure many of you are waiting to see their prices and their real world performance. It won’t be long now and the wait is almost at the end.